How to Make a DIY Construction Worker Costume
Here's a fun and simple DIY construction worker costume for Halloween you can pull together with tools from the garage, plus a few extra props.
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Construction Worker Costume-Making 101
If you’re stumped for how to dress up for Halloween this year, try this easy DIY construction worker costume. Almost everyone has an old pair of jeans, a pair of hiking boots or other sturdy shoes and a long sleeved-shirt (bonus points for plaid flannel).
And while I admit that I have an advantage in that my husband is a construction worker, a lot of these props are things you might already have at home. If not, they can be picked up for just a few dollars online or at your local home improvement store.
Tool Belt Tools
Fill your tool belt with whatever hand tools you have around the house. We added a hammer, utility knife, carpenter’s pencils and a wire cutter, but anything handy works fine. We also added a small level, which, if you don’t already own will make a valuable addition to your DIY toolbox.
If you’re heading to a (socially distanced) Halloween party, make sure you leave a spot for your beverage!
While they’re not essential, a pair of cheap safety goggles will add yet another touch of authenticity to this construction worker costume. If you’re taking this opportunity to invest in construction gear that provides superior eye protection when you really need it, try this anti-fog pair from DeWalt.
We think any old t-shirt, flannel or long-sleeved shirt will work with this Halloween costume. But to be even more convincing, try a t-shirt branded with a tool manufacturer’s logo, like this inexpensive t-shirt from Klein Tools. It’s high-visibility, too — perfect for twilight or later on Halloween evening.
Better yet? Swing by the office of a local construction company and see if they have any extra shirts. They’re likely to love the free publicity!