15 Minute Winter Carnival Parade Costume

If you’d like to attend the Winter Carnival Parade but don’t have a costume yet, no worries because we have a quick, cheap and easy costume idea for you. In 15 minutes with items found around the house (or under $5 if you have to buy them) will have you looking mighty fine.

What you’ll need:

  • White kitchen garbage bag (large enough you fit in it)
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker (match the marker colour to your hoodie/pants)


  1. Unfold the garbage bag and make sure it looks large enough to fit over your upper body.
  2. Cut a head hole in the bottom of the bag
  3. Cut arm holes on either side of the bag
  4. Try your bag on, and make some marks to indicate where you want to draw your card emblems
  5. Pick a suit (clubs, diamonds, hearts or spades) and rank that you want to use for your card and draw it on:
    1. Rank and Suit in the top right corner (when you’re wearing it)
    2. Suit in the centre of the card
    3. Rank and Suit in the bottom left corner (when you’re wearing it)

Voila, you’ve got a costume for the parade! Wear a black or red hoodie and pants (depending on the suit you’ve chosen) and you’re looking like a pro!

Now that you’ve got your costume join us Saturday, February 3.