How to Build a Muscle Suit

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How to Build a Muscle Suit
A muscle suit can make you look like a bodybuilder without all of the necessary work. (bodybuilder 9 image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

Making your own costumes can save you money and provide you with the satisfaction of creating something yourself. A muscle suit is one of those evergreen costumes that never goes out of fashion---costume fashion, that is. Make the suit using the many items that you already have sitting around your house.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Polyester stuffing (or dense foam)
  • Flesh-coloured shirt
  • Flesh-coloured trousers
  • Thick brown marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Speedo

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Put on a long-sleeve flesh-coloured shirt. Insert the stuffing or foam where you want muscles---biceps, pectorals, abs---and shape it to look more realistic. Scissors can be used on the foam to cut it into the shape of muscles. Tighter shirts will hold the muscles into place better. Glue can also be used to keep the muscles from moving or losing shape.

  2. 2

    Put on flesh-coloured trousers. Insert the stuffing or foam where you want muscles---quads, calf muscles---and shape it to look more realistic. Scissors can be used on the foam to cut it into the shape of muscles. Tighter trousers will hold the muscles into place better. Glue can also be used to keep the muscles from moving or losing shape.

  3. 3

    Give the muscles more definition by shading and outlining them with the brown marker.

Tips and warnings

  • Change up the costume by wearing different clothes on top of the muscle suit.
  • Don't want just a boring muscle suit? Change out the colours. Use green instead of flesh-coloured shirt and trousers to look like the Incredible Hulk. Blue can turn you into The Tick. Red (and some horns) could be the Devil.

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