How to make a Halloween costume with a gas mask

Written by lauren griffin
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How to make a Halloween costume with a gas mask
Use a gas mask to look like a S.W.A.T. team member. ( Images)

A gas mask can be a key component for a number of Halloween costumes, including a S.W.A.T. team member, a soldier or a Hazmat cleaner.

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Things you need

  • Gas mask
  • Slacks, trousers or tops
  • Vest
  • Helmet
  • Fake gun
  • Hazmat suit
  • Rubber gloves
  • Boots
  • Permanent marker

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    Don military fatigues or, for a S.W.A.T. team member, black trousers and a navy T-shirt.

    How to make a Halloween costume with a gas mask
    Gas mask makes for a great accessory for multiple Halloween costumes. (grassy22/iStock/Getty Images)
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    Put on a bulletproof vest. If you can't get an authentic chest protector, any black vest will suffice.

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    Strap on the gas mask. Paint some camouflage print on it if you're going for the soldier look.

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    Add a helmet.

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    Complete the look with accessories, such as a fake gun, walkie-talkies or a riot shield.

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    Buy a chemical suit or other protective wear. Look online or visit a hardware store and look in the section stocked with chemicals or paints.

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    Put on the Hazmat suit, with the hood over your head.

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    Pull on rubber gloves and boots.

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    Add the gas mask.

Tips and warnings

  • You can label the Hazmat suit with the words "HAZMAT UNIT" to add realism. Use a permanent marker or sticker letters.

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