This Halloween, I was going to reuse an old costume like Nick Fury or Ash. My team at work is coming as Disney Villains. Two days ago I was convinced to join the fun by being Sid from Toy Story, since I pretty much dress like him. It was too late to order a shirt online, so I had no choice but to make a shirt and find some braces.

Below are the steps to make the costume:

Draw the skull


Cut it out with an X-ACTO blade


Use an “oil based” paint marker to fill in the skull. The paint will bleed through. Be sure to place a piece of cardboard under the front of the shirt.


It takes a few layers for it to look more white. Wait for it to dry and reapply a few times


Finished skull shirt


Find some fake braces. Then get a Woody or Buzz Lightyear doll and you’re done!


Here’s the final product. I’m standing with Mitajahm and his professional looking DIY Halo costume. That build takes a little bit more time to make than mine.