You child can wear this simple for Halloween and beyond. This Toy Story costume is recognizable but doesn’t look too much like a costume.
Sometimes, the simpler the better, right? Especially as Halloween approaches quicker and quicker. I have a hard time spending $20 on a costume when I’m not 100% sure my son will wear it and even if he does, will only wear once or twice. So I decided to make him a tee shirt that looked like buzz that he can wear on Halloween and continue wearing after. I also made a woody shirt for my husband that I would recommend more for a child’s tee shirt but I’m working on a way to make a tutorial to make cut files that are bigger than the standard 12×24″ mat.
What I used to create my Toy Story Costume
The first step will be to upload your image and use my method of a layered image upload into DesignSpace. See the tutorial below for how to accomplish this!
These images are a little more complex so won’t be as quick as the one in the video but hopefully it gives you a good understanding of the process!
Next you will cut out each different cut file. When I put the file together in DesignSpace I like to make the colors match what I will be doing on my shirt so that I can keep track of what I’m cutting.
Next I laid all my cut files out so I could see how it would look and started ironing on one layer. These layers are sliced not overlapping which means it doesn’t matter which order you iron on your files but I suggest doing biggest to smallest and using a teflon sheet to cover exposed vinyl as you’re using smaller pieces.
I highly suggest using Cricut’s largest EasyPress for this project because it will make the project go even quicker! It covers almost the entire surface so takes about 30 seconds per color.
Carefully remove the plastic from each layer as you iron them on. I wait until the iron on is cool before removing the plastic in most cases.
Once each layer is applied, you are all finished! Leo loved his little Buzz shirt and has already worn it multiple times and we still haven’t officially had a Halloween party yet. I call that a win.