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US Army Soldier Costume Made From Actual BDU

by , 10/28/10

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Lena Sekine is a veteran when it comes to our Green Halloween Contest, where entering has become somewhat of an annual family tradition. For her 3-year old son Jaxon’s first year in our competition, Lena created an adorable soldier costume from an actual BDU once worn by his grandfather – a retired officer. Lena deconstructed the original and used bits and parts for different parts of this outfit.

Shirt:
The shirt is made of the pants of the original outfit, and completely self-designed and hand-sewn. Patches were taken from the original shirt and re-stitched to the new one. Lena also affixed buttons atop the shirt’s velcro closure for added detail.

Pants:
The pants were cleverly sewn from the sleeves of the original shirt-piece, and remnants of original camo-fabric were used to create the holster for the knife. Accessory loops (grenade, etc.) on the pants were taken from the belt loops on the original pants.

Dog tag:
Lena used bits and pieces of old silver chains and linked them together with rings.

Total outfit cost: $0.

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2 Responses to “US Army Soldier Costume Made From Actual BDU”

  1. Julie Knapp (@juliemknapp) says:

    Great idea to reuse old army garb!

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