How many Rainbow Loom Bands does it take to make a Full Suit and Hat?



If you are under the age of 18, you will definitely have heard of rainbow loom bands. They are little elastic bands that can be woven together to make jewellery, friendship bracelets,  or even in some extreme cases full items of clothing.

The most ambitious Loom Band roject we have seen so far has to be the full loom suit as modelled below by USA tv talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

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All he needs now is a Loom Band Beanie hat as shown below. There is clearly a heck of a lot of work involved with making these crazy garments. In fact it is estimated that the suit and the hat contain over 250,000 individual elastic bands.


It sounds like it must have cost a fortune to make but actually as the loom bands are pretty chap, the whole suit only contains around $300 of materials. The man hours to actually put it all together are clearly a lot more.

To make a simple band like the one below only costs a few bucks and it is actually pretty relaxing and fun to do with your kids or even by yourself.



When you get good, you can make bands like this.


By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'