To make a fireman costume, apply reflective tape to the hem and chest of a red, black or yellow rain jacket. Wear matching rain boots, and add a toy fireman's hat to complete the costume
- Choose a base layer
Buy a red, black or yellow rain jacket. If you cannot find a rain jacket, any jacket may suffice. Buy boots to match the jacket.
- Add reflective stripes
Buy 3-inch tape to contrast your chosen jacket color. For a red or black jacket, opt for yellow. For a yellow jacket, buy black tape. Run a strip of the tape around the hem of the jacket, approximately 2 inches from the bottom edge. Do the same around the chest of the jacket, sleeve cuffs and tops of the boots.
- Add contrasting stripes
Buy 2-inch tape in a color that contrasts with your base tape color. Run it along the center of each stripe. For a more realistic look, use silver reflective tape.
- Choose a hat
Buy a child's fireman hat in the toy section of a department store, opting for a color that matches your jacket. If the hat is plain, add a strip of contrasting tape around the brim or the base.