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.
Including the mustache (which will be explained towards the end of the post).
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.
Masking-tape gets a little tricky around those kinds of edges, I recommend folding down what you can then cutting off the uggo tape extras. Kind of like you would to get that grand, old school bowl-cut haircut.
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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