DIY Expo Marker Costume [A Step-By-Step Guide]

Written by Laura Walker

Fact checked by Leilani Carroll

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A DIY Expo marker costume is a fun and simple option for Halloween and similar dress-up occasions. You can make it for yourself, your friend or partner, or your little one. It is possible to wear it as a group or solo, too.

In this blog post, we will show you how to make it using items you probably already have around the house. There are only three key steps.

Read until the end to put together your very own costume!

How to Make an Expo Marker Costume

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What you will need to prepare:

  • A white apronIf you do not have a white apron, consider using a white shirt. Otherwise, you can mke your own using poster boards. Simply wrap the board around your body to form a tube, attaching the ends with binder clips. You can also hot glue the ends together. Add straps to the top so you can wear the tube easily. Make sure you secure these well.

*In the steps below, we will be using a white apron.

  • A print of the Expo marker logo
  • A pencil, ruler, pair of scissors
  • Paint, crayons, or colored markers
  • Clear tape or glue

All these materials are relatively easy to find and are affordable. So, you will definitely not have to worry about breaking the bank to get a cool costume.

Step 1: Creating the Expo Marker Logo Stencil

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First, you need to make the Expo marker costume template. Don’t worry! This is not nearly as difficult as it sounds. You just need to go online and search for a shot of the Expo marker logo. Insert it into a Word file or Google Doc file, then print it out.

Depending on how big you want the logo to be, you can print all the letters in one page or divide it into two pages. If you are making the costume for your little one, go with the former. If you are an adult and are making it for yourself, the latter is preferable.

Once you have your template and all the materials we have listed in the short section above, you can proceed with the following steps.

Step 2: Creating the Expo Marker’s Body

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  • First, grab your apron and lay it down on a flat surface. Set the template you have made on top and do not forget to center it. Use pins around the template’s outline to secure it.

If you do not have pins or are uncomfortable about using them, you can get the job done with masking tape instead.

  • Next, use a pencil to trace the stencil letters. We recommend using a graphite pencil instead of a mechanical one. In addition, avoid using a pen or marker; you will not be able to do any erasing if you make mistakes.

This step can take a bit of time. But rest assured that it is not difficult. The more careful and neat you are, the better the results will be.

  • After you finish tracing the letters, make marks at the four corners of the rectangle logo. Unpin and remove the template from the apron.

Then, connect the marks at the corners to sketch the rectangle directly on your apron. Here, you should enlist the help of a ruler to ensure that your lines are straight.

  • At this point, you should have your complete Expo marker logo. It is time to start coloring! You can use paint, crayons, or markers. If you want to revert your apron and use it again afterward, you should use washable or fabric coloring tools.

However, if you plan to discard it after the dress-up, you can use any type you want. Acrylic paint and permanent markers might produce better colors, for instance.

Choose a color and fill in the rectangle. Here is a reference photo.

Step 3: Creating the Expo Marker’s Cap

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  • Once you finish coloring, you can continue with the marker cap. This will include a cylinder and a tapered cone. The latter goes around on the outside.

For the Expo marker costume hat DIY, get some construction paper. The cap should match your Expo’s color. So, be sure to use the same color as the one you filled in the rectangle logo.

  • Take the circumference of your head and cut your paper according to the measurement. Connect the ends of the paper to form a cylinder.
  • Now, assemble a tapered cone net using this Expo marker hat template. Wrap the net on the outside of the cylinder and secure the two together with clear tape or glue.
  • After piecing the cap together, try it on. You can let it sit on your head as is or make it even more secure with a strap. Just punch holes on each side of the cap and loop an elastic string through it to be pulled down under the chin.
  • Note: Aside from Expo marker apron costumes, this guide can be used to create Crayola marker costumes. You just need to replace the Expo marker costume template with the one for Crayola.

Tip

If you are making a last-minute Expo marker and literally have only several minutes, rather than printing out a template, cutting, tracing, and coloring, you can use tape to create the “E”, “X”, “P”, “O” letters on the apron.

Then, paint a rectangular box over it. When the paint dries, you just need to take the tape off to uncover the white letterings.

Next, you will just have to put together the marker’s cap to complete your costume.

Conclusion

There you have it! Just three steps to create an exciting Expo marker Halloween costume. It is possible to wear it for other ocassions, as well. If you are dressing up as a group, rainbow Expo markers are your best bet. Coordinate and impress!

Go ahead and start making your DIY Expo marker costumer. Afterward, share pictures with us (and other readers) in the comments down below.

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Laura-Walker

Hi, I am Eveline Kessler, a content creator. My love for colors and arts draws me here to join the Intermediarts team with Leilani. I am responsible for testing new products and techniques with her and providing honest reviews and tips based on our experience.

Laura Walker

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