How To: DIY "Blurred Lines" Halloween Costume: You Know You Want It

DIY "Blurred Lines" Halloween Costume: You Know You Want It

The video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" got its fair share of attention due to the three topless models who star in it. In the second version, they're covered up, but just barely. Both the song lyrics and the lack of clothing sparked plenty of debate, controversy and even parodies.

If you're looking for a Halloween costume that's timely and shows some skin, it doesn't get much better than this. Instructables user Carleyy put together a tutorial so you can make your own Blurred Lines costume.

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There are a few ways you can go about it, depending on how much effort you feel like exerting. The basic components are a skimpy white outfit, clear plastic, and a bunch of gold jewelry. Here's how Carleyy put it all together.

White Clothing

For the outfit, you'll need a white bikini bottom or pair of short shorts with some sort of cropped top. The top can be a bra or swimsuit top, or you can go with something that covers a little more.

Clear Plastic Outfit

This is the most difficult part of the costume. Carleyy used 12 gauge clear vinyl fabric for the outfits and held them together with either safety pins and twill tape or a white zipper. She used a sewing machine for some parts and sewed others by hand. All the patterns are posted on her tutorial, so you can download them as a starting point.

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Jewelry wise, just pile on the gold. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings...the more the better. In the video, one of the women is wearing a gold chain around her waist as well.

For shoes, you're safe with anything white, so you can probably wear a pair you already own. In the video, two of the women are wearing sneakers and the third is wearing white platforms. You can go with heels if you want, but in this case you'll actually be more comfortable if you stick with the original.


This is a costume that lends itself well to improvisations, so there are plenty of ways you can play around with it and use what you already have. Check out Carleyy's tutorial for more inspiration and templates for the costume.

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