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How to Make a Sly Cooper Costume

By Lindsay Howell

Sly Cooper is the main character in a series of video games set in an anthropomorphic, noire-film-like world in which the eponymous character, a career thief, finds himself involved in heists and missions. You can re-create Sly's outfit for Halloween or a costume party with just a few clothing items.

Find a pair of blue, knee-high boots, if you can. If not, find a pair of black boots and paint them blue using spray paint. You can also make Sly's boots using blue duct tape.

Wear a pair of gray pants or jeans. Tuck the legs of the pants into the boots when you wear the costume to imitate Sly's look.

Find a tunic-length blue shirt to wear. A button-down shirt or a long t-shirt will work for the costume.

Trace the outline of Sly Cooper's belt buckle onto a sturdy piece of cardboard or similar material; his belt buckle looks like the outline of a raccoon's head. Cut out the outline and paint it black.

Find a yellow belt or make one using a yellow sash. Use a hot glue gun to attach the belt buckle to the front of the belt.

Tie a yellow scarf or ascot around your neck and find a pair of blue gloves to wear. Wear a blue pageboy hat, similar to the one Sly wears. Cut out a fabric or cardboard bandit's mask to complete the costume.

Create Sly Cooper's staff using a broom handle. You can make the yellow crook on the staff by carving it from a piece of foam or cardboard and painting the crook yellow.

About the Author

Lindsay Howell has been writing since 2003. Her works have been featured in "Bittersweet," her campus literary magazine. Howell has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Frostburg State University.