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Punk Rock Drummer


  • Metallic wrapping paper
  • Round cardboard containers
    (hat box, 5 gallon ice cream containers, cardboard barrel)
  • Drumsticks
  • White poster board
  • Grungy punk clothes and accessories


This was the easiest, most inexpensive, and coolest costume yet. It was a big hit with Clay's friends and we were surprised by how many people thought the drums were real. Grandma's hat box, an ice cream container from a local store, and a cardboard drum from work (cut down to the size of the base drum) made the drum set. The smaller ones were attached to the tray by cutting slits in them at an angle and just sliding them on each corner of the tray. This way they could be easily taken off to get through a door. The base drum was attached to a hole already in his tray with a cord. It could also be attached to the frame at the sides by ties.

The drums were covered with wrapping paper and circles of white poster board were glued on the top of each.

Ripped T-shirt and jeans, press on tattoos, sun glasses and of course spiked hair colored with wash out hair spray completed the look. Finally, Clay used his switch to activate a tape of drumming music to put it all together.