Halloween is just around the corner, which for many people means that it’s costume time.
Sure, you could head to a big box store to buy a mass-produced costume, but where’s the fun in that? True makers know that nothing beats the satisfaction of making your own costume, whether you’re throwing together a hilarious low-effort costume or creating a picture-perfect cosplay.
But making those costumes can take work...and tools that you might not have just lying around.
That’s where we come in. Here are a few ways that our makerspace can help you make the best costume ever this Halloween.
Custom Made Clothing
Sometimes, a subtle costume can go a lot further than a loud, over the top ensemble. Take for instance Jim Halpert’s understated costumes on The Office.
But not everyone is as pop culture savvy as you. There’s a good chance that your The Dude costume will be misinterpreted as “Bathtub Hippie.”
To get the point across, you might need to enlist the aid of a custom printed t-shirt, jacket patch, or hat. The screenprinting studio can be used to make custom prints of anything, but unless you’re doing a group costume, the vinyl cutter and heat press would be way less hassle.
You could also order a custom mug, towel, or the like from a site like Custom Envy to really hit the nail on the head.
And of course, you can also use our sewing area to design your own elaborate costumes.
3D Printed Accessories
Many characters have instantly recognizable accessories, such as Ash William’s Chainsaw arm or Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet. If you want to recreate these characters, you’re going to need to nail these accessories.
Often, this means buying a replica online. But thanks to the modern miracle of 3D printing, you can create accurate recreations of just about anything and create it yourself, from belt buckles to pendants to signature weapons to sidekicks—even masks!
You can design your own model in a 3D modeling software or find something from Thingiverse’s enormous database. Just make sure you give yourself enough time—some of these prints can take a while, especially if they require multiple pieces.
While some characters are known for a weapon or helmet, others have an unforgettable piece of jewelry, such as Jareth the Goblin King’s pendant, Holly Golightly’s famous Tiffany necklace, or The One Ring to Rule Them All. Matching that jewelry can make or break the entire costume.
You could head to Goodwill to see what you can find that looks sorta close, or you could come to our shop and make your own replicas. Use our metalworking tools, polymer clay, and even stained glass to recreate iconic jewelry yourself!
Having a great Halloween often comes down to having the right costume.
This year, don’t rely on a cheap, store bought costume. Make your own costume here in our shop and get fewer tricks and more treats!