[DIY] skeleton jeans



Recently, skulls and skeleton bones have been EVERYWHERE! I saw these leggings on BlackMilk.com and had to make my own version. I used black skinny jeans instead of leggings, to look less costume-y and be able to fit in more with my everyday wardrobe.
Leg Bones Leggings, Black Milk, $75 AUS

You will need:
Black Skinny Jeans (or leggings, but be careful about the stretch!)
White Puffy Paint
White Acrylic Fabric Paint and a paintbrush
White Pencil
Newspaper or a plastic drop-cloth 

Step 1
Wash your jeans! You don't want them to shrink after you've painted them. If you're using a pair you already own, you want to be sure they are free of dirt or anything that will keep your paint from holding on to the fabric. While this is going on, look up a skeleton template on google. I used this picture as my guide, and modified it to my taste.

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Step 2
Try on your jeans and mark where you want the pelvis bones, thigh bones, and shin bones to start and end based on your own body. Then lay your jeans flat, and using your white pencil and your picture guide, freehand the outline of your bones onto your jeans.

Step 3
On top of some plastic or newspaper (with plastic layered inside your pants if you used leggings or thin fabric), trace your outline with white puffy paint and let dry. Then, fill in your painted outline with white fabric paint. It took me two coats of white paint to get this opaque look, but one coat of paint makes a cool vintage effect. Let your jeans dry for 24 hours.

If you make any little mistakes like I did here, you can touch them up with black paint!


I washed mine in the washing machine inside out and they came back out looking fine. Double check the washing directions on your fabric paint just to be sure, though!