Spooktacular T-shirt

24 Oct

Boo!  Halloween is just one week away!  Do you have your candy and (kiddie) costumes ready?  Are any adults out there dressing up?  Kevin and I are dressing up on the big day.  He purchased a Sasquatch costume on-line…it is pretty great.  I actually need to get a pic of him in it, but here is the on-line ad photo:

Big Foot Adult Costume

Why, hello Big Foot!  When this monstrosity came in the mail last week Kevin left it up in our guest bedroom.  It happened to be a nice evening that day so Kevin was grilling out on our back deck when I got home from work.  As usual,  I headed upstairs to change, but instead of an empty bedroom I found the costume on the bed.  I decided to try said furry getup on and surprise my grillin’ man.  Boy oh boy, was he surprised!  Aside from the part where Kevin almost had a heart attack, it was classic!  Once his heart was beating regularly we laughed for about 5 minutes straight.   Hopefully this bad boy will bring a few more chuckles next weekend!

I am sure you are now wondering what I am wearing…well, nothing near as cool as Big Foot.  I didn’t want to spend a small fortune on something I am only going to wear once, so I am re-using a German Beer girl costume from about 3 years ago.  Watch out party people, make way for Big Foot and the Beer Girl!

For those of you who are not dressing up, I have another great option thanks to Pinterest (via Liz and cutoutandkeep.net)!

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I saw this about a month ago and figured I should give it a try.  This weekend I picked up a plain dark gray T-shirt at Target for $6 on clearance and made my own!

I started by putting the shirt on and placing painters tape where I wanted the features to be (I didn’t really want the eyeballs right on my chest).  I took the shirt off and this is what I had:

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I added more tape and then drew out the face on the tape:

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Next I cut (be very careful not to cut the back!)…

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Then the tape was pulled off, and now I have this spooktacular T-shirt:

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I was thinking an orange jack-o-lantern would be cute  for a little kid.  Does anyone want to make their own?  Get cuttin’ you only have a few days!

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4 Responses to “Spooktacular T-shirt”

  1. Regan @ RenovatingRothenbergers October 24, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Cute! I love simple things like that 🙂

  2. Ainhoa October 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    That’s such a cute idea! Too bad we don’t celebrate Halloween here 😦 Oh well at least we get Nov. 1st as a day off…

  3. Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic October 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    That tshirt is super cute!!

  4. The Mommy Therapy October 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    That is adorable! I love the idea of making this for a cute, but not cheesy holiday shirt!

    Good call on taping for appropriate placement before cutting!

    Stopping by from Amanda’s Weekend Bloggy Link Party!

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