My goal is to someday be able to dress in costume every day of October, but in the mean time I’ve come up with some tricks here and there to help me feel like I’m dressed up in the Halloween spirit without being in an actual costume.
One such trick are these easy monster shirts Zoe and I made for ourselves to wear to Museum of Monsters. These were super fun to wear together and even more special to me because we actually made them together as well. Here’s how!
- t-shirt (any style and color will do)
- large googly eyes (I went to my Michael’s and picked up the biggest ones I could find– they also glow in the dark so that was an added bonus)
- craft glue (the photo above shows fabric glue, but that didn’t end up working out for me so I recommend tacky craft glue or even a hot glue gun to secure the googly eyes.
- black and white felt
- fabric pencil or white color pencil
Cut off the bottom of the shirt in a wavy or zig-zag pattern. This step isn’t 100% necessary if you’re in a hurry, but I really like the look and think it adds to the “monster” feel of the shirt.
Use the fabric pencil to draw a mouth on the black fabric. Next, draw teeth to go inside the mouth on the white fabric. Then cut out all of the pieces and glue the teeth to the inside of the mouth.
Center the googly eyes (as few or as many as you want… they’re monsters, afterall) where you want them on the shirt and glue them in place. Then locate where you want your mouth and glue it in place. Let dry according to directions on your glue’s packaging.