How to make a Pitch Perfect costume

Oct 3, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. ET

Follow these instructions to transform yourself into an aca-awesome Barden Bella!

Barden Bella


  • Yellow scarf with blue-and-white design
  • White T-shirt (V-neck or crew)
  • Scissors
  • Glue (Elmer's glue will work fine)
  • Iron-on fabric transfer paper (two to three sheets)
  • Round noisemaker (preferably whistle or noisemaker with a mouthpiece)
  • Printer paper
  • Printer
  • Paintbrush
  • White or silver paint

Barden Bella Supplies




Prepare your T-shirt on a fresh, clean workspace, laying it out flat. Format the design of "Barden Bellas" on your computer as you would like (images can be found on Google images). Print the image on fabric transferable paper, make sure to follow specific instructions that come with said paper.



Barden Bella: Iron on

Set up your ironing board or iron-safe surface with your iron, T-shirt and printed design. Place design on T-shirt in desired location, place iron on reverse side to transfer the image.


Pitch pipe

Paint the Pitch pipe

Prepare your workstation for a painting project by putting newspaper down, a cup of water to clean your brush, wet paper towels to clean any accidents quickly and a paper plate for ease of access to your paint. Squeeze a generous amount of paint onto the paper plate, using it as a painter's palette. Then paint the noisemaker all white (or silver).



Print out a design similar to the one on your T-shirt to glue that image onto the noisemaker. Feel free to bling it out with some fake rhinestones.


Put it all together: Barden Bella!

Barden Bella 2


Now place your scarf in your right hand.

Repeat after me:

I [sing your name] promise to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a Bella woman this Halloween.

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