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Coolest DIY Bill on Capitol Hill Costume

My husband is always picky about his costumes. They have to be homemade and unique. So, we chose Bill from Capitol Hill from the old episodes of School House Rock.

We made the costume out of a queen size white mattress pad. We wrapped the pad around him and cut out the arm and face holes. We also used a piece that was cut out to make the nose. We tied elastic to it and it wrapped around his head underneath the costume. That way it stayed on. We drew the face on. I sewed a long red sash for the tie and used an old Frisbee for the name tag. We spray painted the colors on it. Finally we just wrapped the costume around and secured it with the sash.

He wore white tights, white shoes, white shirt and shorts and wore my old long white gloves. They were satin so we turned them inside out.

The Bill on Capitol Hill costume was a big hit, but never won any costume contests. My husband lost to a PIRATE if you can believe that!

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14 thoughts on “Coolest DIY Bill on Capitol Hill Costume”

  1. This is an AWESOME costume! I would have never thought of this but it is unique and cool. I loved School House Rock when I was a kid & “Bill” was always my favorite episode!

  2. I submitted a costume, but you are definitely my favorite. I had to show my son who is 13 and he did not know about school house rock, so we looked them up on Youtube… totally cool idea. I’m a little jealous. Good Luck!

  3. Great job! I cannot believe you lost to a pirate… You should enter a contest at a casino… That would totally win the big bucks.

  4. I am making this for my son and his friend. I was wondering how you made the top corner fold down like it does. Did you use something to make it stay that way?

  5. Hi, We are looking to possibly make a youtube video featuring this real-life Bill, would you be interested in allowing us to rent this from you. Please let us know because we’d be happy to get you more information. Thanks

  6. Just now looking at the comments! Thanks everyone! I sewed a thread through on the top to make it bend over a little. I’m not sure about renting it because it’s probably not in good shape anymore. It’s really not too hard to make.


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