Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea for Dads

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea for Dads

October 29th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Time is up. Really. Halloween is now only a day away and dad needs a costume for a company party and to take the kids out trick-or-treating. You want something easy and inexpensive but still fun. We’ve got you! Take a look at the Beach Guard Costume.

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea for Dads

This project makes one “Beach Guard” iron-on decal for a tank top (once you open the project in Design Space®, you can edit the text if you would like). Pair the t-shirt with red swim trunks, a whistle, wide brim hat, sandals, and sunscreen to complete the look. The megaphone, if you have one or can manage to find one, really takes it to another level and amplifies the fun factor!

To iron-on the decal, you will need Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2 to cut out the red Everyday Iron-on™. You will also need EasyPress 2 (12” x10”) and an EasyPress Mat. If you have questions related to using iron-on, please reference our helpful EasyPress video here.

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea for Dads

Once you open the project in Design Space, you can edit text as you wish.

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea for Dads

For those living in cooler temps, a white long-sleeve shirt would work as well.

For more Halloween costume, décor and party ideas, check out the hundreds of projects in Design Space® or check out our other Halloween Craftspiration blogs.

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea for Dads
Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Mermaid Tail Costume

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Mermaid Tail Costume

October 23rd, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Need to pull together a last-minute fab costume for Halloween? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out this creative Underwater Wonderland costume that will not crush your piggy bank and can be pulled together with relative ease.

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Mermaid Tail Costume

Visit this link for the project: Mermaid Tail Costume

Grab one of your extra white t-shirts, pick up a simple black skirt, turn on your Cricut Maker™and EasyPress 2, and get ready to make! This adorable ensemble can be pulled together in no time and with little stress.

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Mermaid Tail Costume
Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Mermaid Tail Costume

For the clamshell bikini top, you will want to layer Everyday Iron-On Blush and SportFlex Neon Pink Iron-On (see instructions for layering iron-on).

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Mermaid Tail Costume

Check out the cute bikini bow on the back side of her shirt! It’s the little touches, right?

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Mermaid Tail Costume

For the amazing mermaid tail, go neon! Cricut Everyday Iron-on Neon Blue and SportFlex Iron-on Neon Pink provide the vibrant pop you need for the iridescent mermaid tail. If you want to go crazy, you can consider applying the same design on the back side of the skirt as well.

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Mermaid Tail Costume

The Miller’s Underwater Wonderland theme is complete with the Mermaid Tail Costume pulled together in just under an hour. For more Halloween costume, décor and party ideas, check out the hundreds of projects in Design Space® or check out our other Halloween Craftspiration blogs .

Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Mermaid Tail Costume
Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Cricut Community: DIY Halloween Costumes

October 6th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

Once again, we are so delighted by the creativity that we see in our Cricut Community every day! As Halloween approaches, more costumes have started popping up and they are fabulous. Here are some of the fun DIY Halloween costumes that our users are creating.

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

As a chicken mama and descendent of farmers, I heart these Farm Costumes by Amy. This would make for a great family costume indeed.

Click to Make: Farm Costumes

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Aren't these Taco and Mild Sauce costumes adorable? Since we happily celebrate Taco Tuesday most weeks, it would be amusing to dress up in these for the occasion also.

Click to Make: Taco Costume

Click to Make: Mild Sauce Costume

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

My daughter is dressing up as Vanellope von Schweetz this year, so maybe I should make this King Candy Collar and Crown by Anna Rose for someone in our family to match.

Click to Make: King Candy Collar and Crown

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Have a little one who wants to be a mermaid? Kate created this lovely Mermaid costume that could be used throughout the year, not just on Halloween.

Click to Make: Mermaid Scale Fabric

Click to Make: Mermaid Top

Click to Make: Mermaid Headband

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Steampunk is a version of speculative fiction where modern meshes with the look and feel of the Victorian Era or Wild West and is based on steam power. I see costumes at comic conventions a lot and they can be absolutely stunning with the details and care that go into it.

Gears are a common component that pops up as part of it. You can dip your toes into this world with this fun Steampunk Gears Hat by Chelsea.

Click to Make: Steampunk Gears Hat

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

My girls love the Moana movie, so these Kakamora Face costumes by Cathy would be fun to make for them.

Click to Make: Kakamora Faces

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes
Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Going to a masquerade or want to dress up a little without putting on a full costume? Make one of these decorative masks by Renae.

Click to Make: Demon and Fallen Angel Masks

Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes
Cricut Community DIY Halloween Costumes

Deanna crafted up this adorable pair of woodland creature costumes that are easy to make.

Click to Make: Fox Costume

Click to Make: Fawn Costume

What costumes are you creating with your Cricut this year? Tell us below and show us on social media with #CricutMade!

DIY Shark Head Costume

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

October 4th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Design Team Manager Dezi Moss

The scoring wheel does it again! Use your Cricut® Scoring Wheel to make this amazing shark head mask!

Materials:

DIY Poster Board Shark Head
  1. Poster board in gray
  2. Poster board in silver
  3. Cardstock in white
  4. Cardstock in black
  5. Cricut® Scoring Wheel
  6. Cricut® 12" x 12" StandardGrip Adhesive Cutting Mats
  7. Foam squares
  8. Hot Glue

1: Open Project Instructions

Begin by opening Cricut Design Space using this link to the project Gentlemen Shark Costume. This project makes one amazing shark in a tuxedo costume. Click here for a PDF of digital instructions.

2: Cut the Poster Board

Load your poster board onto a mat and let your Cricut Maker do the rest!

3: Fold on Score Lines

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

Fold all of the score lines on each piece of poster board. Use a ruler to help the folds stay extra straight.

4: Fold Score Lines and Assemble Shark

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

Fold score lines on mouthpiece. Glue tabs together to create a mouth opening. Once you have the mouth frame glue in the teeth. Set aside.

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

Fold the poster board cuts that have fins. Glue fins together.

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

Take the back piece that has the slit, and slip over the fin. Glue in place.

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

Fold the piece with gills on the score lines.

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

Use tabs to adhere the fin piece to the piece with gills. Adhere gills to sides of fin piece.

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

Now you have two parts of the shark. The top and the bottom. Use the tab at the nose of the shark to glue them together. Do the same with the tabs on the sides.

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

Adhere the eyes to the shark.

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

You are now ready for a killer shark costume for Halloween!

DIY Poster Board Shark Head

Slap an Iron-on tuxedo onto a shirt, and trick or treating will be a go.

XOXO,

Dezi

Halloween Costumes You Can Make with a Cricut

Fun Halloween Costumes to Try This Year

October 13th, 2017 • Contributor: Cori George from Hey, Let's Make Stuff

Happy Halloween! It’s Cori from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff, back with a fun Halloween post for you on the Cricut blog!

Are you planning on using your Cricut to make your Halloween costume this year? If so, I have rounded up a bunch of ideas to get you thinking about costumes! From masks to tails and everything in between, you’ll find so many great ideas for Halloween costumes here!

I even used my new Cricut Maker to create my Halloween costume—a set of giant butterfly wings!

Masks & Crowns

Unicorn Mask

Who doesn’t want to be a unicorn? With this unicorn mask from Made by Melli, you can make all your unicorn dreams come true!

Crown Jewels Costume

This “punny” crown jewels costume can be found in the Cricut Make It Now library! Perfect for a last-minute costume.

Animal Masks

Whether your kid wants to be a fox, an owl, or a lion, Cloudy Gray Day has you covered with her felt animal masks!

Character Costumes

Snow Princess Cape

Make this ethereal snowflake cape from A Pumpkin and a Princess for your little snow princess for Halloween this year.

Polynesian Demigod Halloween Costume

See Lindsay goes all out in this amazing Polynesian demigod costume for her toddler son! With both iron-on vinyl “tattoos” and felt leaves, this is the perfect costume for any tiny fan.

Other Fun Ideas

DIY Pizza Slice + Delivery Boy Couples Costume

I think this pizza slice costume is so much fun—add a delivery boy and you have the perfect couples costume! You can find out how to make it in the Cricut Make It Now library.

Candy Costume

Continuing on with the food theme, Crafting in the Rain has a hilarious last-minute costume that costs less than $15 to make – a bag of delicious candy!

 

So what are you planning on being for Halloween? What about your kids? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!

Happy Halloween, Cricut friends!