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Our team of professional artists work with every order to bring your dream design to life, for free! Check out this time-lapse video of one of our artists turning an awesome Turkey Trot t-shirt design idea into a reality!

Need help coming up with a design for your Thanksgiving get-together? From family football games to Turkey Trots to festive feasts, browse our Thanksgiving design ideas for inspiration. We also have fun Turkey Trot slogan ideas to help get the creative juices flowing!

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It’s time to break out the pumpkin spice and the spooky decorations because Halloween is right around the corner! If store bought Halloween costumes aren’t really your style, but a totally DIY costume causes some serious fright, consider these fun DIY (Design It Yourself!) options from CustomInk.

Our customers and team members have come up with first-place worthy Halloween costumes created right in our Design Lab! We’ve got great options for solo acts as well as groups– check them out!


What’s your Super Power?

Superheroes can be hard to come by, but there’s no shortage when it comes to our teachers, doctors, and nurses! Get as many super guys and gals together as you’d like with these “I’m a [insert job], what’s your superpower?” t-shirts.

Hit up your local costume shop for capes and masks for a superpower-ful finishing touch!

Fork in the Road

This design is sure to score points for puns alone. Head to the Design Lab for the simplest creation yet… a fork in the road. Just remember– never take things literally on Halloween!

Other easy but fun puns for DIY t-shirts? “I found this humerus” alongside clipart of the humerus bone or “Attempted Murder” with two birds resting on a branch.


Ms. Pacman

This group went simple but smart with their Ms. Pacman inspired design. Take a unique spin on the Ms. Pacman design by creating an abstract version using clipart in our Design Lab.
From there, create a few ghosts (we’re partial to Inky!) by adding eyes from our Clipart Library to colored t-shirts (red, orange, blue, and pink). If your group is big enough, throw in fruit t-shirts for a sweet touch.



Jack O’ Lantern

Go traditional with Jack O’ Lantern t-shirts! Dress them up with funky striped socks and face paint or really commit with orange pants, a pumpkin hat, and orange face paint.

We’ve made it really easy to design it yourself with our pumpkin design templates!


A Zookeeper’s Zootopia

Zootopia t-shirts are great for a class-wide costume! Customize your zookeeper tees with cute zoo animals (like a giraffe or lion) and your school name. To really sell this DIY costume, wear khakis shorts and zookeeper hats.

Add a fun twist by having the students dress as the zookeepers while the teacher is the zoo animal!

Team Sports

A team sports costume has never been so easy with all the jerseys, raglans, and performance t-shirts that CustomInk has to offer. No matter what sport your group decides to channel, basketball, baseball, football, your group is sure to score! Make sure to include the whole team, coach, and even a cheerleader or two!


“This is My Costume”

Take the easy way out with an idea like this one! These teachers went practical and punny with “This Is My Scary Teacher Costume” t-shirts. Other fun (but easy) design it yourself t-shirt ideas, such as “This is my Halloween costume” and “Worst. Costume. Ever.” can be ordered in our Design Lab. Talk about Easiest. Costume. Ever!




Taco Bell T-Shirts

Are you looking to add a little spice to Halloween? Head South of the Border with these Taco Bell sauce packet tees from our Design Templates! Olè!


Colorful Crayons

Get colorful with this super easy group costume. Our Design Lab is ready to go with crayon t-shirt templates– just pick your colors and order!

Add the perfect finishing touch with construction paper crayon tips à la party hat style!



Spooky Skeleton

It’s not Halloween without a skeleton or two walking among us! Just throw on your DIY t-shirt with a pair of black pants. For a truly terrifying touch, create sunken eyes and cheeks using black and white face paint. You’re sure to scare with this haunting Halloween costume!

The Price is Right

Get your group to “come on down!” with this iconic costume. Design your own “The ‘Costume’ is Right” t-shirt, complete with personalized name tag artwork, in our Design Lab! For a touch that’s sure to score you first place, add your own Bob Barker or Drew Carey (complete with game show mic, of course!).

Do you have great DIY Halloween costume ideas to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section!


New Year, New You! Our Design Resources team created these beautiful hand-lettered cards with little bits of daily inspiration to remind you to always be your best self in 2016. 🙂
Select art from this collection is available in our Design Lab!

Follow CustomInk’s board New Year / New You! on Pinterest.


Where does the time go?! One day you’re at the mall with your girlfriends, giggling over cute boys, and the next thing you know, you’re calling them up for potty training tips and tricks. Life certainly has a way of flying by, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected.

Take it from this customer. Despite time and distance, she found a way to reunite with friends that was not only fun for them, but also their kiddos. And so, the “babyfriendcation” was born. As if the idea wasn’t unique enough, she even created super cute commemorative tees.

This summer, as you reunite with good friends, celebrate the event by creating a one-of-a-kind reunion tee. And, long after you’ve returned home to the hustle and bustle of everyday life, smile and remember those moments of relaxation and laughter each time you put on your tee.



For most of us without children, playgrounds are a place of the past. There, lines between cool and uncool were drawn, scrapes and bruises were worn with glory, games were won and lost, and at times, when eyes were diverted, dirt was eaten.

While your body may not fit in the seat of a swing as it once did, and you may not have the endless energy of a kid, the fun of playgrounds can and does continue on. How you ask? With kickball, of course! From choosing the perfect kickball team name to creating a cool kickball design, it’s a blast to round bases even if your legs don’t move quite as fast.

No matter where you’re playing, whether it be a park, softball field, or just your backyard, spice up your life with a little blast from the past. It’s a great way to spend much needed time with friends or experience stress-free fun with coworkers. And, if you’re looking to expand your social circle, consider joining an adult sports league in your area.

Have fun and don’t forget the Band-Aids!


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