Check out an affordable and cute group Halloween costume great for a softball team, school group or just for Halloween night and make a Jack-O-Lantern Group Halloween Costume!
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Halloween season can mean not only a personal costume to wear for Halloween night, but sometimes additional opportunities to wear a group costume with friends, teammates or coworkers.
Last fall our 8u softball dressed up as dalmatians with white shirts covered in dots, white tutus and fun flappy ears for the coach hats. They looked so cute, but once they hit the 10u level and we had pitchers in the mix, we had to come up with a new Halloween costume that didn’t include tutus, but was just as cute. Enter this Jack-O-Lantern Group Halloween Costume!
Our team of 11 players spent over 8 hours wearing this team costume and I’m happy to say they won all 5 games, including the championship!
I’m not saying this would necessarily be the outcome for your group, but I consider the jack-o-lantern group Halloween costume good luck! Look how cute these players looked, which was an easy costume to understand, even far on the sidelines. Here’s the supply list on how we made this costume for our group of 16 plus tips on how to do group costumes!
Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Costume Supplies:
- Orange Shirt (cheapest at Hobby Lobby for only $2.99)
- Black Heat Transfer Vinyl (this was my first time trying this HTV Front vinyl with an average 4.6 star rating from over 28K ratings on Amazon and I had great experience with it!)
- Jack-O-Lantern SVG Cut File Faces (not my file, but this listing of 35 faces worked perfectly for this costume!)
- Cricut Maker
- White Body/Black Striped Socks
- Green Ribbons (including this green rick rack roll that we used for 2 teams!)
- Hair Tie
Once again I paired up with my fellow craft loving friend and team mom, Tara, to create these DIY Group Halloween costume creations! We had 2 Cricut’s cutting, weeding stations, an ironing station and basically took over my living room, dining room and kitchen with supplies for 30+ costumes for 2 softball teams.
As this is our second year creating so many costumes for so many players and we’ve gotten in a groove on how to complete this with minimal mistake. Here’s some Jack-O-Lantern Group Halloween Costume crafting tips:
- Let group members pick their jack-o-lantern faces – The “you get what you get and you don’t get upset” approach can certainly be used for this group costume, but isn’t it fun to also make choices if you want to be a scary jack-o-lantern or goofy face? For this SVG set, which I didn’t design but it was perfect for our needs, we printed the reference sheet, made notes on how it was named in the system and let each player choose their face, which we included on the above notes pinned to the shirts.
- Pin notes onto shirts – We pinned notes to each shirt which listed the player’s name, jersey number (as it’s needed to be added to the back of each shirt), their shirt size and, in the case of these Jack-O-Lantern designs, we listed the face number since we let each player choose the face they wanted from the collection.
- Separate components and rearrange on your mat in Cricut Design Space to make better use of your vinyl – So many SVG cut file designs come with the design all grouped together, ready to weed and pressed directly onto your design. This is great for application and creation purposes, but it often wastes so much vinyl! Since these jack-o-lantern faces aren’t super complicated to place once individually cut, we opted to separate the pieces in CDS, rearrange on the mat, cut, weed, and rearrange on the shirt to press.
- Look in the seasonal sale section for accessories! – Even though our 10u girls are on the border of not wearing hair ribbons for all games, they do enjoy a little accessory piece for a costume! We created these green hair ribbons (following this tutorial) using a big roll of rickrack we bought on Amazon, but also some ribbons from the on sale Christmas section at Hobby Lobby! Ribbon prices were much cheaper there than Michaels!