Announces Four Ways to Home-make a ‘Kick-Ass’ Costume

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After a July 21st USA Today article titled, “‘Kick-Ass 2’ Stars Revel in Inspired Comic-Con Cosplay,” released its top four recommendations for fans who want to don a costume for the sequel’s opening day tomorrow on how to make quick and inexpensive Kick-Ass attire.

On the eve of the release of the sequel ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ today offered advice to fans that may choose to dress up when they attend the film in theaters. According to a report from USA Today published on July 21st by Brian Truitt, fans have already been seen sporting the recognizable costumes of leads Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con convention.

In the article, Christopher Mintz-Passe, who plays the evil opposition in the sequel, was quoted as saying, “Now that Kick-Ass has made an impact, it’s cool to see people bring it into the world and see them scattered throughout Comic-Con. Right next to Spider-Man is a Kick-Ass.” released its list of top four tips for fashioning a quick, easy, inexpensive, but good-looking Kick-Ass character costume:

1. Make a trip to Goodwill
Often times, one can forage for clothing and props at Goodwill that would cost much more at other stores. One might find leggings, colored sweatshirts, long-sleeved T-shirts, and even a brightly colored sheet to make a cape out of at a Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other local thrift shop. And because it’s not expensive, it’s okay to simply wear it for one night, or ruin it by getting fake blood on it.

2. Use a hot glue gun instead of needle and thread
Sewing costumes together can be incredibly time-consuming if done by hand. A hot glue gun can come in very handy for attaching felt to a body suit, a cape to a shirt, foam shoulder-pads and chest-pads to a sweatshirt, and so on. Unless the costume-maker is a seamstress, it’s quicker and not that much more expensive to use a hot glue gun. They run from about $3-$10 for a basic one, with glue sticks costing around the same.

3. Get props from the dollar store
The dollar store is a good place to look for random and miscellaneous items to add a little oomph to a costume. Whether it’s a plastic gun for Hit-Girl, fake badge, nunchucks, or Mother Russia eye patch, it’s surprising the things that can be found down the children’s toy aisle at a local dollar store. advises dropping in here first before shelling out money at a costume-supply store.

4. Wear face paint
Using face paint instead of buying a mask saves money. For those ambitious crafters, making a mask out of felt and cardboard is feasible, but it’s probably just as easy to use green and yellow face paints to paint on Kick-Ass’s green mask, or a black face crayon to draw Hit-Girl’s black half-face mask.

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