Thursday, October 20, 2011

Costumes with the Cricut

Halloween will be here before you know it and maybe you are having trouble coming up with a costume idea.  Here I've used my Cricut  and the Cricut Chic and Scary cartridge by Teresa Collins to whip up a mask suitable for a child or adult  or even a balloon.

Halloween Mask  

1. Cut mask at 3.5 from black cardstock and emboss with Happy Hauntings embossing folder.
2. Cut two more masks from purple cardstock at 3.5 and place behind black mask; one off-centered to the top and left, and one to the bottom and right to create a shadow.
3. Stitch around edges.
4. Cut spider web at 3.5 from gray cardstock. *Tip: Cut 3 of them and stack them for extra support.
5. Embellish with gems.
6. Cut spider at .75 from black cardstock and adhere to web with black foam adhesive.
7. Add web to mask with black foam adhesive.
8. Cut a spider at 3 from black cardstock.
9. Add black button to head and embellish eyes with gems.
10. Add large button to body that has thin purple paper strips run through holes for thread.
11. Adhere to mask with black foam adhesive.
12. Punch hole in each side of mask and run black elastic lace through; knotting at back of each hole.

• Cricut Expression Machine
• Cuttlebug Machine
• Cricut Chic and Scary Cartridge
• Happy Hauntings companion set embossing folders
Other Supplies:
• Cardstock (black, purple, grey)
• Sewing supplies
• Black foam adhesive
• Buttons and gems

 Here's a really cool Pizza Man costume by Jana Eubank!

1. Using scissors, cut red fabric to a 12″ x 12″ square and follow the package directions to apply Heat N’ Bond Ultra to wrong side of fabric with an iron. Place fabric face down on mat. Apply a few strips of masking tape around the edge of the fabric to prevent it from lifting and sliding while cutting.
2. Load the Deep Cut Blade into your Cricut Expression machine and set blade depth to 6. Using the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge, cut multiple 1.10″ squares from red fabric.
3. Adhere squares to the apron and brim of chef hat in a checkerboard pattern using an iron.
4. Next, use the Gypsy device and Lite Billionaire cartridge to weld together the letters to spell the word “Pizza”. Cut two words from black vinyl, one at 3″ for the apron and the other at 1.9″ for the hat. Apply to apron & hat with transfer tape and tools from Cricut Tool Kit.
5. Using the Lite Billionaire cartridge, cut a 0.90″ mustache from black vinyl.
6. Place apron and hat on child. Have child wear the vinyl mustache.
7. Using the Simply Charmed cartridge, cut the pizza slice and all of its layers from cardstock for a costume accessory. Laminate with the YourStory machine for durability, if desired.

What you’ll need:
Cricut Expression Machine
• Gypsy Handheld Design Device
• Deep Cut Blade
• Cricut Tool Kit
• Plantin SchoolBook Cartridge
• Lite Billionaire Cartridge
• Simply Charmed Cartridge
• YourStory Machine
• Cricut Vinyl – Raven
• Cricut Transfer Tape

Other Supplies:
• Laminating Pouches
• White Apron
• White Chef Hat
• Red Fabric
• Heat N’ Bond Ultra
• Cardstock for Pizza (Tan, Black, Orange, Dark Red, Green)
• Adhesives
• Masking Tape
• Scissors
• Iron
A few of my fellow design team members also created some really fun costumes using Provo Craft products. Check ‘em out!

And a couple of super fun costumes by Kristen Swain

Flower Child Costume  

1. Cut flowers and circles from each color of vinyl; 5 of each piece at 4.41 inches flowers and 1.59 inches for circles.
2. Adhere vinyl shapes to jeans and t-shirt; mixing colors of centers and flowers.
3. Add solid vest and handkerchief headband to finish flower child costume.
What you’ll need:
• Cricut Expression
• Gypsy Handheld Device
• Cricut Vinyl – Burnt Umber orange, Ice Blue, Lilac Purple, Lime Green, Yellow, Ruby Red, Rose Pink
• Cricut Classic Font- cut at 4.41 inches (remove tag holes), 1.59 inches. (Cut out flowers and smaller circles, adhere to clothing as desired, using smaller circles for centers of flowers on pants, and using flower centers in flowers on shirt.)

Smarty Pants Costume 


1. Use Cricut Vinyl and Cricut Expression to cut out letters for t-shirt.
2. Peel off backing and adhere to shirt as shown.
3. Brush hair into middle part, add thick rimmed glasses and pull pants up over waist.

What you will need:
• Cricut Expression
• Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge – “I” “M” “C” letters at 2.57 inches. 2 at 1.73 inches. ii ( for equal sign) at 1.21 inches
• Baby Steps Cricut Cartridge – heart at 2.53 inches
• Cricut Vinyl colors- Raven and Ruby Red
Other Supplies:
• T-shirt



  1. Those costumes are just adorable! You did a really nice job with them. Love the pizza guy! So cute! Fabulous jobs. The kids are adorable!

  2. OMG! These are AWESOME costumes! This year we have store bought costumes but I am DEFINITELY making my kids costumes next year! Thanks for the inspirations!


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