Halloween Costume for Computer Lovers 10

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I saw something like this in a catalog for about $20, and figured that I could just make my own.  My son is in love with his computer, and trying to learn more about programming…and of course, Minecraft.  I figured that this would be a perfect costume for him for Halloween.

He actually told me for the first time this year, that he was too old to go trick-or-treating.  Wow, way to make a Mom feel old!! :/  He said that he would wear it to school, just for fun and really liked it for that reason.  It was really easy to make and I love that you can just print something and then attach it to a shirt.  I wish that I could find a product that doesn’t leave any of the white, though.  Would have been better if I could have peeled that part off.

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks!!

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Materials/Tools Used:

  • Plain Black T-Shirt
  • Avery Iron-On Transfer
  • Printer
  • Iron
  • & Time!


I started by designing the text on “Picture It”.  I was going to make the bottom text white, but then figured out that the white part of the iron-on wouldn’t be able to be removed, so I had to change it to black (as you’ll see in the next pictures).


After it was sized correctly, I inserted the iron-on transfer into my machine and hit “print”.


I then trimmed off the pieces that I didn’t need, to get it ready to attach to the shirt.


After that, I put the piece on the shirt where I wanted to attach it, and put the tissue paper over it, to keep it safe.  Then with my iron on high, and using very sturdy swipes, I attached it to the shirt.  If you find any pieces that don’t seem firmly attached, just put the paper over it, and iron some more.


Now, you just put it on and enjoy the smiles – well, from those who understand this type of language, anyway!


I hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment, and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thank you!!

“The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.”-Proverbs 18:15



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Gladys parker
Gladys parker
6 years ago

That is an awesome idea for the older kids. Something they can wear that shows their interest in Halloween without having to dress up. My children are all adults but I think one or two and or their spouses would wear them just on the computer aspect.

6 years ago

Well that will tell everyone what someone thinks about costumes! Actually it is really cute and I love it–Just don’t tell your son I think so or he might not wear it to school!!

8 years ago

What a great way to make a costume. This would work great for adult too, especially those who do not like to dress up. I will have to remember this for next year.

Mary Denman
8 years ago

That’s a great idea! I have a couple of computer geeks.

Popping by from Lou Lou Girls!

tara pittman
8 years ago

My teen would love this! Why spend money when you can make it.