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If you are interested in creating a bowling theme costume, it is quite likely that you have a passion for bowling. To the avid bowler, the game is more than just an activity in which a "pretty" bowling ball is thrown down an alley in an effort to knock over pins.

Bowling Theme Costume Creation – Simple Steps to a Strike on the Alley

Creating a bowling themed costume is relatively simple. Just about any type of clothing is considered appropriate when playing this sport. However, most bowlers wear comfortable slacks and a bowling shirt – which is a polo-type shirt that typically displays at least two colors and, perhaps, emblems that pertain to the game, such as a bowling ball, a pin, or a picture of an alley. The key identifying feature when it comes to a bowling costume is the shoes. If you thoroughly enjoy bowling and would like to create a bowling-themed outfit for a party or Halloween, you may want to step outside the “norm” and create something unique. One of the most unique costumes themed towards bowling is the bowling pin costume.

On this page, you will be introduced to numerous bowling costume varieties and will learn how to make your very own bowling pin costume with ease. If you have a passion for bowling, a love of sports, or simply want to reflect your enjoyment of your favorite leisure activity, you are sure to find the bowling costumes throughout this page highly appealing. The pictures on this page are sure to provide you with many ideas on how to create a basic bowling-themed costume, or a specific costume where you may strike out as a bowling pin. Immediately after scrolling through the following pictures, be sure to stay on the page and read our simple, but detailed, instructions on how to create your own bowling pin costume.


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Now that you have seen the pictures that we have to share on bowling related costume ideas, it is likely that you have thought of a few creative ideas of your own. Many of these pictures have resulted in inspiration for our readers. When creating a costume that reflects your passion or enjoyment of bowling, it is important to consider utilizing images and designs that directly reflect various aspects of the game. Examples of these include – but are not limited to – bowling ball images, alley pictures, designs that display various types of bowling pins, and even stripes. If you want to dress like a pin, it is important to focus your design heavily upon the basic look and design associated with the bowling pins that are placed in the pin decks. Below, you will be provided with details on how to successfully create the ever-popular bowling pin costume. If you are looking for a different type of costume that brings about a smile on the faces of those that you encounter, or a humorous get up, the instructions highlighted below will assist you:

Instructions for a Simple Bowling Pin Costume

Items Needed:

  • Black Shirt
  • Black Pants
  • Black Shoes
  • White Polyfoam
  • Red Felt Pieces

Step 1: The first step is to take two pieces of white polyfoam that are approximately the size of the body of the individual that will be wearing the costume and create an outline that is the shape of a bowling pin. One piece will act as the front and one piece will serve as the back.

Step 2: Next, cut out a section of the front white polyfoam piece for the face.

Step 3: In the chest area on the front piece and the corresponding region on the back piece, place two strips of red felt. These are the stripes of the bowling pin.

Step 4: Using adhesive or thread, stick the two pieces of foam together, leaving only enough room for the arms and the legs.

Step 5: Put on the shirt, pants, and shoes. Then, slide the polyfoam aspect of the costume on the individual that will be wearing it. Now, you have created a bowling pin!

The instructions outlined here are perhaps the easiest and least expensive of all options when it comes to creating a bowling pin costume. If you really want to be creative, you may use glow-in-the-dark paint like they use in cosmic bowling, or, create a multi-colored bowling pin; the choice is yours.

If you have created any type of bowling costume, or a bowling pin costume, we would absolutely love to hear about it! We accept any tips that you have, any type of design instructions that you may be able to offer, and all your pictures! By sharing your insight and experience, you may be able to assist others in the creation of their bowling costume.

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