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The Best Do-It-Yourself Penn State Gameday Apparel

When UMass comes to Penn State this Saturday it’s not just going to be a battle between our football teams, it’s going to be a battle between fans. It’s time to prove that the Penn State fan base has the swaggiest fans around.

But how do you do that when we’re all poor college students? The answer, my friends, is DIY. Grab some fabric paint and paintbrushes, and we will show you how it’s done.

1. The Flannel

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Start with:

  • a flannel
  • fabric paint
  • a paintbrush

So, flannels are super in again thanks to Tumblr and our generation’s fascination with the 90’s. Luckily, they are $9.97 at WalMart, because sometimes you CAN have it all. So, I bought a flannel in Penn State colors and basically just covered the back in fabric paint. I thought of a catchy slogan (yes, I’m taking credit for “We Are”) and simply painted it on the back. That was it. That is seriously all you have to do to DIY things. Anyway, you may be thinking to yourself, “it’s too hot for a flannel!” Well, guess what’s trendier than a flannel! A flannel tied around your waist! Since the writing’s on the back, people will still be able to see just how spirited you are.

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2. The Suspenders

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Start with:

  • suspenders
  • fabric paint
  • a paintbrush

Suspenders are risky, but the best spirit wear always is. Plus, you don’t want your pants to fall down during the game, and you’re going to be standing for a few hours. So, suspenders are a cheap and cheerful solution. Once again, you can’t beat WalMart prices — these suspenders were only $9.00. Just paint a few paw prints on them, and they are Penn State suspenders. These only actually take about five minutes to whip up, and they bring a whole outfit together.

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So, if you’re tired of the classic t shirt and jorts combo, just put fabric paint on EVERYTHING. It only takes a few minutes, and people will be impressed by your effort.

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