Looking for a simple costume idea you can make in 10 minutes or less? Find a free cut file to make your own 404 error costume!
This costume idea is so simple, even the grumpiest Halloween scrouge will be willing to wear it and you can make it right now!
This year we are on a budget for Halloween. We have a bunch of clothes lying around so I decided to just make us all some handmade shirts that are fun and festive! We’re ready to go and spent maybe $10 but for the whole family.
Get the Free Cut File
Whether you have a Cricut or a Silhouette, this free cut file is in SVG form so it can work for either. I also have a PNG if you’d like to print it using a printable iron-on you have that option as well!
Materials to Create Your Easy 404 Error Costume
Cutting Machine Materials and Tools
- Silhouette or Cricut
- HTV in Black, white, and/or red
- Weeding tool
- Cutting mat
- T-shirt or article of clothing
- Heat Press
Printable Vinyl Materials and Tools
In this post, you’ll see I’m utilizing this cool tie-dye shirt. I made it! I used a reverse tie-dye technique using White Brite to get this cool effect. Follow along here and on my Youtube channel for different tie dye instructionals!
Creating the Shirt without a Cutting Machine
If you don’t have a Silhouette or Cricut, do not fret. You can buy printable heat transfer vinyl and use an inkjet printer and iron to achieve the same look. Just be sure to buy the right paper for your project type.
All HTV printable paper is different, so follow the instructions on your specific product for instructions. The file emailed to you will have both options for white and red text (for dark-colored clothing) and black and red text (for light-colored clothing).
How to Make the Shirt with a Cutting Machine
Looking for a simple costume idea you can make in 10 minutes or less? Make your own today!
- T shirt or article of clothing
- Cutting machine (Cricut or Silhouette)
- Weeding Tool
- Cutting Mat
- Heat press
- Fill out the form in the post to receive the free cut files
- Upload your cut file to Silhouette Studio or Cricut Design Space
- Follow the instructions to load your mat
- Set your material type as 'Iron on' or Heat Transfer Vinyl and be sure to MIRROR FOR IRON ON.
- Cut out the file
- Weed the negative space from the vinyl.
- Use an iron or heat press to apply the vinyl for 30-45 seconds at 340 degrees. (If using an iron be sure to turn off the steam)
- Remove the plastic film when the temperature is warm but not hot.
- Flip the item over and iron on the back side of the fabric for 15 seconds. (I like to do this to make sure the HTV is completely applied)
For instructions on how to use printable vinyl for this project follow the instructions on the product!
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My friends over at Pretty Providence have some great ideas for other costumes for adults if you’re interested!