If you’ve read my previous post, you’d know that I’ve been making paper accessories for my Halloween costume as a hipster. I already created a fake vintage camera so here are images of the paper Pabst Blue Ribbon beer can I made:
I cut out the shape of a can (rather comically large) using paper from my sketchbook. Since there is a lack of a color printer nearby, I decided to sketch out the design myself. First, with a pencil and eraser using this PBR image. Then colored in some parts like the red slash and gray ribbon border with color pencils so I could see if it looked right.
Then outlined and colored everything in with Sharpie ultra fine point pens, specifically red, blue, and black. I decided to ink the ribbon with black so it’d pop better. If I didn’t have horrendous cursive handwriting, I wouldn’t’ve written the paragraph at the bottom of the can in print. Then, since I liked the cartoony outline of the can from the Google Image, I added those in too.
To make it sturdier, I traced out the beer can on the CalArts paper I’ve also used for the fake camera (but you can use a manila folder), cut it out, then masking-taped it over carefully.
Psst: that’s my cheap way of laminating something.
I also made a fake mustache inspired by the mustache-on-a-sticks I’ve seen in countless wedding photo booth pictures.
I cut one half of a mustache out of whatever was left of the CalArts paper, then traced the cutout on the paper again to make its twin. I did this so I could have equal-sized parts. Using Scotch tape, I connected the two parts and colored the tape with a black fine-point Sharpie. I then decided to cover most of the space in more tape so the mustache can have this cool zig-zaggy, matte texture to it.
I don’t have a stick on hand so I’ll likely pluck one of those coffee stirrers from a cafe and tape/glue one on.
I’ll post pictures of my hipster outfit later this weekend, which I threw together with existing clothes from my closet. Take in mind, I did not have time to get a fake pair of glasses so I’ll be a non-glasses-wearing hipster this year — I know, very edgy.
1. #Crafty: I Made a Fake Vintage Camera Out of Paper
2. #Crafty: More Hipster Paper Accessories (Mustache, Pabst Blue Ribbon Can)
3. #Crafty: My Halloween Costume as a Hipster
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