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Halloween Costumes You Can Make With a T-shirt

We’ve all been there–mid-October rolls around and you realize you haven’t found a Halloween costume yet! But there’s no need to fret, there are plenty of ways to come up with a creative and stress-free Halloween costume without braving the party stores last minute. Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your family, need a group costume for an event, or just want a costume to make you stand out for the spooky occasion, we have plenty of t-shirts and designs to help you out. Check out some of our favorite Halloween costumes that you can make with just a t-shirt. If you see one you like, click on it to order it as is, or make it completely your own!

Halloween costumes for one


There’s nothing like going as a classic pumpkin for Halloween. It’s simple, fun, and re-useable, too. Just use this Jack-O-Lantern design on your favorite orange tee and you’re ready to go. You can also add an orange hat or beanie to your look! If you plan to head out on a chilly night, put the design on an orange hoodie and create a costume that’s complete with a painted face and the hood up.

Pumpkin spice latte

Love pumpkins but want a different take on them? Then the pumpkin spice latte costume is for you. Show off your love for this fall fave and wear it on a t-shirt. Customize it by changing up the color of your cup or text on the front. Want some whip on top? Wear a fluffy white hat with your tee when you head out for your celebration.

Halloween costumes for two

Sushi & soy sauce

If you’re a sushi fan and want to dress up with a friend or partner, look no further! One of you can be the sushi while the other is the soy sauce in these custom t-shirts. Wear them with your favorite jeans or leggings and you’re ready for a night of fun with this super simple costume. If your group is bigger than two, we have plenty of art in the Design Lab to add more sushi t-shirts to your look.

Salt & pepper shakers

Spice things up with this salt and pepper duo costume. It’s so simple but everyone will love how unique it is. If you’re salt wear all white, and if you’re pepper wear all black. Add hats or even fun socks to your look to make it really shine.

Halloween costumes for three


This colorful costume is sure to be a hit for your group. Whether you’re dressing up with your college friends or are a family of three competing in a costume contest, dressing up as crayons will brighten anyone’s day. If you want a unique color just pick your favorite colored tee and edit the text in the design with the right one, this way, everyone can pick exactly what they want. We love this idea for teachers who want to dress up for the school day!

Rock, paper, scissors

Partygoers will love how creative you were for turning this favorite childhood game into a Halloween look. Get together with your group of three and see how long it takes people to figure it out. While you’re at it, play a game together for old time’s sake.

Group Halloween costumes

Fruit basket

Dressing up as a fruit basket with your group or family is sweet! We have so many great pieces of fruit art in our lab, so if these aren’t your favorite, search through our gallery. This is an adorable costume if you have young kids and want to dress up the whole family. Wear hats or pants to match the color fruit you’re wearing.

Hot sauce packets

Spicy food fans? Dress up as hot sauce packets with your besties. Whether you’re more into “Fire” or “Mild,” everyone will love the creativity of this spicy look. You can even customize the text on each design to say whatever you want. Add your own saying or inside joke!


We all know guac is extra–so look extra amazing and deconstruct your favorite dip with a guacamole Halloween costume for your group. Avocado, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime, and don’t forget the tortilla chips! Let each member of your group pick their favorite ingredient, and you’re ready for your event. This is a super easy costume that everyone will be talking about until next Halloween.


Feeling lucky? Dress up as dice with your group this Hallows Eve. This costume could not be more simple but people will love how creative it is. Give each member of your group one side of the dice on a white tee. Coordinate your pants colors and head to your celebration–split up and reunite throughout the night to see how long it takes everyone to figure out what you are.


If spooky is your thing, spend this Halloween as skeletons with your group. The great thing about this costume is it works for two people or 20 people! Just put this skeleton design on your favorite black t-shirt and the rest is up to your imagination. You can all do different face paints, hats, and accessories. You’ll look cohesive but everyone will get a chance to put their own creative juices to work, too.

Deck of cards

Whether you’re a King of Spades or have more Queen of Hearts vibes, dressing up as a deck of cards will catch everyone’s attention this Halloween. Just pick your favorite card and put it on a t-shirt. Above are some of our favorites. You can use these, or switch up the suits, art, or even customize them as numbers cards to use your lucky number.

How are you celebrating Halloween this year? Do you plan to use one of these design ideas, or come up with something totally new? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

Kate wants her work to impact the little but important moments in people’s lives—like birthdays, anniversaries, and family celebrations. She loves coming up with witty copy that might inspire someone to create an awesome t-shirt!

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