I’ve got the easiest of all Halloween costumes for you today… a Pacman Ghost Halloween Costume. Even though we try to start planning very early, my son is notorious for changing his mind at the very last minute when it comes to Halloween costumes. “What do you mean you can’t make me a life size Chewbacca costume at 9 pm on October 30 ?” Anyone been there? Yeah, me too. So here’s one for all you procrastinators (or for those with kids that change their mind a bazillion times)
PACMAN GHOST HALLOWEEN COSTUME
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- T shirt (Mens large) in either orange, blue, pink or red
- Heat transfer vinyl in white and blue
- Silhouette Machine (optional)
1. Cut off the sleeves of the shirt. Cut the bottom of the shirt in a wavy pattern.
2. Using your Silhouette, create 4 ovals; two big and two small. These will be the ghost eyes. If you don’t have a Silhouette, you can just sketch the ovals onto the back of the vinyl.
3. Cut out your vinyl with either the Silhouette or scisssors. The larger ovals will be cut out in white vinyl and the smaller ovals will be cut out in blue vinyl. Here is a great tutorial for using heat transfer vinyl.
4. Place the white vinyl onto the shirt. Place a press cloth over the vinyl and use the iron (no steam) to adhere the vinyl to the shirt. Press down for about 45-60 seconds and check to see if the vinyl is sticking to the shirt. If it is not sticking, press down for 45 more seconds.
5. Place the blue vinyl on top of the white and repeat step 4.
You are done with the easiest Halloween costume ever! This is my son modeling (?) the shirt. I don’t ask. I just let him do his thing.
If you want to add a special touch, you can use glow-in-the-dark vinyl instead of white. Yes, glow-in-the-dark vinyl is a thing! This is very useful when trick-or-treating because you can keep track of your kid!
I love this costume because:
It’s super comfortable AND
It’s perfect for the October 30th costume decision maker
If it’s a bit chilly on Halloween night, just put a long sleeve shirt on underneath. It’s usually not cold here and I’m always worried about the kids being too hot in their costumes. But this costume is easily adapted to any weather.
Here’s another DIY costume idea