DIY Halloween Costumes With Next Level Apparel

It’s downright spooky how close we are to October 31st. Not to worry; we’ve got some very creative and easy costume ideas that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. All you need is a little imagination, your own printing equipment (or a great connection in the printing industry) and an ASI supplier Next Level Apparel (asi/73867) T-shirt. We’ll keep this one short so you and your clients can get right down to the fun of making DIY Halloween costumes that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces … and maybe even win the best costume prize at the party! NLA is “Ready to Inspire” so they were happy to share their creative ideas with us for inspiration.


Pac-Man apparel

This one’s going to require a team of five besties to get the idea across, but imagine how much fun you’ll have traveling in a pack (no pun intended)! NLA’s Unisex Cotton T-Shirt (3600) is preferred by printers for discharge, DTG (direct-to-garment) printing, heat transfer and screen printing and it’s made from 100% ring-spun cotton. Banana Cream is the perfect color for the leader of the pack, our “PacMan”, with the addition of a black dot for the eye and black triangle for the mouth. The rest of the team will complete the look by wearing Light Pink, Red, Turquoise, and Classic Orange – all you need to do is add the wide eyes and use scissors to cut a jagged edge at the bottom. Pro Tip: It’s recommended to wear a couple of sizes larger than your normal size for a fun, playful look.

What You Need

  • NLA Styles: Unisex Cotton T-Shirt (3600) in colors Banana Cream, Light Pink, Red, Turquoise, and Classic Orange
  • Recommended Printing Method: DTF (direct-to-fabric), DTG (direct-to-garment), heat transfer or screen-printing
  • Other Supplies Needed: Black and white ink and scissors 


Firefighter & Dalmatian:

Firefighter and dalmation apparel

Here’s a playful idea for couples or a pair of pals – plus it’s a good excuse to buy that firefighter’s helmet you’ve always dreamed about!

Let’s start with the Dalmatian. For this costume, style Unisex Cotton Long Body T-Shirt (3602) will do the trick (and most likely get the treat) in white with printed black dots. Make sure to size up a few to create the best look. Accessorize with white knee socks with black felt spots and cute floppy ears made from a plastic headband, some black and white felt and glue from a craft shop.

For the firefighter, we recommend NLA’s Unisex CVC T-Shirt (6210) in black made from 60% combed ring-spun cotton, paired with the super comfortable Unisex Fleece Sweatpants (9803) in Black. Add some red suspenders and that iconic red helmet and you might get called upon to put out some fires on Halloween night!

What You Need


Mario & Luigi

Gamers, here’s one for you. Whether worn by kids or kids at heart, this one is super easy with help from NLA’s Youth Cotton T-Shirt (3310) in colors Red and Kelly Green or, for the adults, NLA’s Unisex Cotton T-Shirt (3600) in Kelly Green or Red. Print the circular “L” and “M” logos in white and then just add suspenders; preferably in blue, your favorite pair of pants and your choice of red or green headwear. A baseball cap embroidered with white circles and the letters “M” and “L” would be the perfect way to cap things off!

What You Need


Netflix & Chill

This next costume idea is always a hit. After all, who isn’t guilty on binging their favorite shows? We recommend NLA’s Unisex CVC Long Sleeve T-Shirt (6211) in Red and Royal. Clients will love that it’s made from 60% combed ring-spun cotton and 40% polyester. Make sure to size way up to create that “sleep shirt” look. As for decoration, on the red 6211, print the word “Netflix” in white, and on the Royal 6211, the word “Chill” in white with light blue and white snowflakes around it to communicate a “chilly” vibe! Accessorize however you’d like with sporty tennis shoes or slippers (Netlix), and maybe some fun boots or furry slippers (chill).

What You Need

  • NLA Styles: Unisex CVC Long Sleeve T-Shirt (6211) in Red and Royal
  • Recommended Printing Method: DTF (direct-to-fabric), DTG (direct-to-garment), heat transfer or screen printing
  • Other Supplies Needed: White and blue ink, fuzzy slippers, boots or your favorite pair of comfy footwear

And there you have it! May your Halloween this year be filled with comfy, cozy apparel and all the tricks and treats you desire.