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How to make a long cigarette holder costume

Updated February 21, 2017

When making a long cigarette holder for a costume, it is important to remember that the cigarette holder is not real and the cigarette attached to it should not be lit. When creating the following cigarette holder, gold tissue paper can be used instead of another colour, to give the holder a more elegant look. Add costume jewellery embellishments to a finished cigarette holder for more flair.

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  1. Combine the flour, water and salt in a bowl and mix well, working out all the lumps. The solution should be a thick paste.

  2. Use the masking tape to fashion a mouthpiece on one end of the straw. It should be a triangular shape protruding from one end of the straw.

  3. Wrap the filter half of the cigarette with foil. Do not smash the cigarette. You will be using the cigarette to shape one end of the cigarette holder, but you do not want the cigarette to "stick" to the holder. When the cigarette holder is finished, the foil area will be where the cigarette will be inserted.

  4. Place the foil end of the cigarette against the end of the straw (opposite the end with the masking tape mouth piece). Secure the foil-covered cigarette to the tip of the straw by wrapping masking tape around the straw and cigarette. Tape halfway up the cigarette, staying on the foil.

  5. Papier mâché the cigarette holder. Do this by dipping pieces of the tissue paper in the solution, wiping off excess liquid, and wrapping the piece around the holder. Completely cover the entire cigarette holder, except the masking tape mouth piece.

  6. Allow the cigarette holder to dry and then carefully remove the cigarette, leaving behind the foil. The cigarette will need to be removed, because the process will get it wet and stained. When using the holder, insert a fresh cigarette. If necessary, use a little glue to secure the cigarette in the holder.

  7. Tip

    For a super long holder, connect two straws together to double the length.


    Do not light the cigarette in the holder.

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Things You'll Need

  • Cigarette
  • Piece of aluminium foil
  • Masking tape
  • Long thick straw
  • Torn pieces of coloured tissue paper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Bowl

About the Author

Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.

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