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Cops and Robbers Costume (For a Group)

Follow these simple instructions to make a Cops and Robbers costume for Halloween.

Cops and Robbers Costume (For a Group)

Time: 1 hour

Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required


  • 4 or 5 rolls of black electrical tape
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • White iron-on cloth
  • (For cops)
    • Dark blue sweats
    • Keystone-cop-type hat
    • Plastic policeman's stick
  • (For robbers)
    • Grey sweats

Instructions: For each cop, cut out the word POLICE and a large star from the cloth, and iron them on the blue sweatshirt. For each robber, make a striped pattern in electrical tape over both pieces of the sweats, and then print out a large number and tape it to the back of the sweatshirt.

Other details: The tape does start to come off after a couple of hours, so this is not a costume that lasts a long time!

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