Need a very easy, last-minute DIY Halloween Costume that you can easily make with your Cricut?
The Grammar Police costume is super easy and fast to make!
Most likely, you will not need to buy anything if you are a Cricut or Silhouette user.
You probably already have a black t-shirt, a hat, and vinyl (or heat-transfer vinyl) that you can use, so there’s no long list of materials to buy.
Download the free SVG from the Free Files Folder; it’s design #58.
If you make a costume using vinyl, the material acts just like a big sticker, so it’s very temporary. You don’t need to buy another black t-shirt to make a permanent shirt… unless.. you like to strut around, correcting grammar!
I’ve made nine of these so far!
Eight Grammar Police costumes are for my son’s 5th-grade teachers’ team.
The elementary school kids will definitely get a kick out of this easy group costume. And it’s SO appropriate for teachers!
You could easily make this using HTV too, but I wanted to use the (free) blue vinyl I had. (I didn’t want to buy or have to charge the teachers for materials.)
I had a huge roll of blue commercial vinyl that I’d gotten from a sign company, so I used it as a background to put everything else on.
The punctuation example about “eating kids” is sure to get a laugh.
Punctuation saves lives!
I made another one for a friend’s daughter whose costume plan fell through at the last minute.
Just stick the vinyl on the front of a hat to add another detail to the Grammar Police costume.
For more costume details, you could put the Grammar Police logo on the back of a clipboard, and walk around all night writing tickets.
Aviator sunglasses and handcuffs would complete this easy Halloween costume.
How to layer the Vinyl on the Grammar Police Costume
It’s easy to layer all of the text on the blue backgrounds.
For the badge:
1) Layer the white outline and “To serve and correct” text.
2) Transfer the gold stars.
3) Transfer the white book shape.
4) Finally, transfer the black book outline, covering all of the edges of the white book shape.
Below is a 30-second video of the layering process for all of the pieces of the costume.
Let me know in the comments if you need to make a last-minute Halloween Costume!
Looking for more 🎃 Halloween DIY ideas 👻?
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Send someone an adorable
pop-up ghost card
Learn how to make a yarn wig
– no sewing or knitting needed!
Make a spooky tree wall decoration
with your Cricut
Add a few rats creeping around your house
Hosting a Halloween Party?
Cut out themed drink markers (because germs are yet another scary thing)
Stick your bottles of wine or beer in an ice bucket warning guests to drink if they dare
Give out Costume Award Certificates for the best costumes at your party
Create tear-off costume awards to announce the winners at your Halloween Party