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OPERATION COSTUME DIY

Did you know that Operation was invented in by John Spinello in 1964? He was a University of Illinois industrial design student at the time, and sold the rights to the game to Milton Bradley for $500 and the promise of a job upon graduation. Turn Spinello’s iconic gam board into an adorable handmade costume. This DIY Operation costume is perfect for the game board lover, doctor, nurse or anyone that loves comfy, easy Halloween costumes. If you’re looking for a couple option, your significant other could be a surgeon!

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE AN OPERATION COSTUME

This Operation game costume is adorable, warm, and  cozy! I also love that since it is a DIY costume, you can make it as warm as needed for your climate. Here in Texas, I definitely don’t need a sweatshirt in October, so I opted to make mine out of a thin, long sleeve t-shirt. Oh and this post contains affiliate links.

HOW TO MAKE AN OPERATION GAME COSTUME

STEP 1- CUT GAME PIECES

There are 11 Operation game pieces to cut out of white felt. I used fabric scissors to cut all 11 shapes out of 1 peice of 12 x 18 sheet of felt. If you’re nervous about cutting he felt, cut the pieces of scrap paper first and use them as a stencil for the felt.

STEP 2- CUT RED SHAPES

Once all 11 shapes are cut out of the felt, cut the red background pieces. Use the white felt shapes as a stencil and cut the general shape out of red felt.

DIY Operation Game Costume

STEP  – GLUE RED SHAPES

I used fabric glue to secure the red felt shapes to the grey shirt and pants. Allow a few hours for the glue to dry completely.

STEP 4- SEW ON GAME PIECES

If sewing is not your thing, feel free to use fabric glue for the white game pieces too. I sued a sewing machine to secure the game pieces to the grey t-shirt and sweatpants.  This was super easy on all of the pieces except for the 2 on the arms of the t-shirt. The arms of my grey t-shirt are tight and made it tricky to get the sewing machine positioned correctly without sewing the sleeve to itself. Remember, fabric glue works great too!DIY Operation Game costume (1)

STEP 5- WRITE WORDS WITH SHARPIE

Use a permeant marker to write the name of the game pieces on the t-shirt and pants. I used all capitol letters to make it consistent. My goal was to space out the words so no group of words was too close together and all could be read easily.

Operation Costume DIY

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Robert Bent is a former journalist who has interviewed murderers on death row, flown over L.A. with the LAPD and patrolled with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police near the Arctic , He joined Home of DIY Magazine since one year!

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