Homemade Halloween No. 1

It’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween Costumes. I’ve made a lot of my kid’s costumes over the years (and a few for Jeff and I too) so I thought I would pass on a little inspiration.
Now that my son has reached Junior High, full-on costumes aren’t as cool as they used to be. Last year, we created this Tattoo Artist costume with nothing more than a plain white tee-shirt, ink-jet iron-on transfer paper printed with a graphic I designed and some sharpie pens. (FREE graphic below!)

For angelic Sarah, I had her lie down on satin fabric folded in half at the shoulders and traced around her (patterns scare me) adding long length to the arm area and flared out towards the hem to make a simple robe. Cut out the neck area and ok, I got a little fancy with the collar thing, but it’s not altogether necessary. Tied her up with satin rope and added purchased wings and halo ($16, eBay). And Jamie’s was the least expensive, obviously. She just wore her daddy’s old turn-outs!

If you need a T-shirt tattoo image, you are welcome to use the one I designed (for personal use only please, no resale.) Simply click on the image to get to the larger size and drag it off the blog and onto your desktop or into a file. It is already reversed for printing on Avery transfer iron-on transfer paper and there’s a smaller one for the back of the neck or sleeve. Enjoy.

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5 Responses to Homemade Halloween No. 1

  1. #1 - Estela says:

    hahaha how cool!!

  2. #2 - Tricia says:

    I found your site through Ella’s mom. I love the eyeglasses idea. Also, cute cosstumes.

  3. #3 - suzy says:

    Love the idea of tatoo artist, but i didn’t think sharpies were washable. How did he get it off the next day??
    oconnorhalfdoz@aol.com

  4. #4 - BrighidsForge says:

    That is such a cool and unique idea! And you make Sarah’s pretty costume sound so easy to make-! Jamie looks so grown-up in her turn-outs…

  5. #5 - The Abbey says:

    The tats are so cool!!!