Hanging Chad Costume

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The Hanging Chad costume from How I Met Your Mother is a funny and quick last-minute costume. It was worn by Ted Mosby on the show.

A hanging chad is a voting ballot that has holes that one must punch into. When a piece of paper gets stuck in the hole, it becomes uncountable.

You’ll Need:

  1. Brown Blazer Jacket
  2. Striped Shirt
  3. Straight Fit Jeans
  4. Hanging Chad T-shirt
  5. White Cardboard
  6. Sisal Rope

DIY Hanging Chad Costume Guide

This costume was worn by Ted on a Halloween episode of the show. It consists of a ballot hanging from his neck. 

The clothes amount to a striped t-shirt and a brown blazer jacket worn atop it. He wears a pair of regular blue jeans and finishes it off with a simple black pair of Oxfords.

To make the Hanging Chad costume, you’ll need a large white board poster and some black marker to create the ballot. You’ll also need a pair of scissors to cut out the hanging chad portion. 

Get a sisal string to hang this around the neck through the two holes you’ll cut at the top.

Hanging Chad Cosplay Costume

The Hanging Chad costume is a quick and simple option. It is a great last minute costume idea that can be put together quickly with little effort.

Under the hanging chad, the clothing is pretty straightforward. You may already have some of the items in your closet. This makes it a good beginner’s option.

In the article above, we show you how to make your own costume to wear to your next Halloween party.

Hanging Chad Costume

About Hanging Chad

The Hanging Chad costume was worn by Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother during a Halloween episode. 

On a voting ballot that you physically punch to vote, a hanging chad is a piece of paper that gets stuck and hangs off of it. When this happens, the vote can’t be counted.

Hanging Chad Cosplay | Halloween Costume Ideas

What is the most famous quote from Hanging Chad?

1. “She knows me as a hanging!”

2. “This is not about the odds, it’s about believing.”

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