Alright, it’s Halloween, and the Duct Taped Captain America costume is done.Â I’ll put two more posts up about the process starting with the belt and the ammo pouch.Â I wasn’t really going to do anything more than the armor, but I realized that it’s the details that help to sell a costume.Â As I was working on these, my daughter pointed out that it was a type of Duct Tape Origami.
I thought it would work best to use the dimensions of the duct tape as the dimensions of the ammo pouch.Â One strip wide for the sides, and 2 strips wide for the front and back.Â I started by laying out the tape and making a sheet of duct tape material.
I did a bit of folding and experimenting so that I could make a template for the boxes.Â You can see the outline on the poster board in the photo. Â This double strip of tape would act as the front, back and the flap of the bag.Â I laid out a piece of tape for the sides on my template, and put the double piece on top of it.Â I then added another piece of tape to seal it all up.
I added a strip of tape along both horizontal strips of tape and then cut along the side to prepare to fold and secure the pouch.
It takes a bit of patience, but next is the folding and stuffing portions.Â I used two grocery bags to fill the ammo pouch and help it keep it’s shape.Â I then cut the detail on the flap and added a strip of tape to keep the flap down.
I took another strip of tape and doubled it over and made a loop on the back to secure it to an existing belt and added a couple of smaller strips to tie my Indiana Jones holster to the belt.
Next up we’ll show off the helmet.