How to make a Colonel Sanders/KFC costume

Col. Harland Sanders was born in 1890, but he didn’t start his world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants until he was 40. Developing a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices and a way of pressure cooking it to maintain juiciness and flavor, the Colonel hit onto something big. Initially, he owned a gas station and served customers small batches of his chicken. Later, he grew his business to a motel/restaurant that could seat and serve 142 people, with the Colonel doing most of the cooking himself. He died in 1980 at the age of 90, but his likeness lives on on the distinctive red and white packaging for all KFC goods. Check out how you can make a Colonel Sanders costume of your own and do chicken right!

##Things You’ll Need##

* White wig for men

* Scissors optional

* White goatee/Col Sanders beard

* Spirit Gum

* Horn Rimmed glasses

* White shirt

* White suit jacket

* White pants

* Cane

* String tie or thin (1/2″ black ribbon, 24″ long.)

##Putting together your Colonel Sanders/KFC costume##

Step 1: Put on a white wig in a men’s style. If you can’t find one short enough, grab some scissors to slice it into the Colonel’s neat, yet abundant mop of white hair.

Step 2: Put on the white goatee or Col. Sander’s beard. If you can’t find one, use some of the clippings from your wig and spirit gum a goatee and mustache to your face, making your own facial hair design.

Step 3: Put on a pair of horn rimmed glasses.

Step 4: If you don’t have a white suit handy, head to a local thrift store and pick one up for a very inexpensive fix.

Step 5: Put on a crisp white shirt, swing on a double-breasted white suit jacket and white pants.

Step 6: Purchase a string tie in black, or head to a craft store and pick up some thin ribbon to make your own. Roughly 24″ long should do the trick, unless you have a very thick neck. Loop the ribbon underneath your shirt collar and tie in the center in a bow. Allow the strings and ends of the ribbon to hang loose.

Step 7: Grab a cane and a bucket of your favorite KFC chicken with bold red and white stripes to complete the look. Now you’re cookin’, Colonel!

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