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How to make an army girl costume

Updated February 21, 2017

Looking into your wardrobe or drawers, you may see clothes, but when you use your imagination, you can see how putting together some of the pieces transform into an army girl costume. For the costume pieces not in your wardrobe, a trip to the local army navy store, party shop or second hand shop typically provides you access to the missing essential components you can buy to complete the army girl costume. Since the costume is for a girl, you can even switch out the typical army colour scheme of tan and olive camaflouge with pink instead.

Put on the camaflouge trousers or skirt. You can find these at almost any major clothing or department store. The local second-hand shop or army and navy store is another good source of inexpensive camaflouge trousers. To add a feminine twist to the outfit, you may be able to find pink camaflouge.

Dress in a plain tan or olive green tank top or short sleeve T-shirt.

Add socks and black or tan work-style boots to your feet. If you are wearing trousers, tuck their legs into the boots and then tie the boots up. To add a little sex appeal to a woman's Army outfit, wear black, tan or olive-coloured high heels instead of socks and boots.

Place a beret or helmet on your head.

Rub black face paint under your eyes. Press your pointer finger into the black face paint and then apply it in a straight line horizontally under your eye -- right where your cheekbone meets your eye socket.

Place a toy machine gun or shotgun in your hand. You are now ready to head off to your party or event as an army girl.

Tip

An army and navy store or second-hand shop may also carry an army pullover jacket. String fake machine-gun bullets as a sash over your right shoulder as an accessory. Another good accessory for an army costume is a dog-tag necklace. If you opt for pink camaflouge, you can substitute some of the tan and olive-green accessories for pink ones instead.

Things You'll Need

  • Camaflouge trousers or skirt
  • Olive- or tan-coloured short sleeve T-shirt or tank top
  • Black or tan work boots
  • Camaflouge green or tan beret or a round helmet
  • Black face paint
  • Toy machine or shotgun
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Kristie Lorette started writing professionally in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and multinational business from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Her work has appeared online at Bill Savings, Money Smart Life and Mortgage Loan.