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Make a Disney Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker

September 29, 2017

My son is obsessed with Moana and Maui especially. Today I’m going to use my Cricut Maker to make a Disney Maui Halloween Costume. This should take a few hours to make but it’ll be well worth it in the end.
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Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress

DIY Maui Costume steps

For starters, I began by uploading this image of Maui’s tattoos into Design Space. I really tried to make an SVG in Illustrator but it would not trace well. I found the best way to do this was to upload the image directly to Design Space, using the upload image function in Design Space, and slicing the image in Design Space.

Cricut just started doing templates in Design Space again and I used it to size the separated images. Sometimes I would get a clean sliced image, when that happened I just added another Maui image and sliced off what I didn’t need.

This was a labor of love. I wish I could just share the image after I took all that time to fix it but that is just not an option right now. I would only recommend doing this if you’re comfortable using those Design Space functions for making your Maui costume.Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress

How to make a Maui Costume

The first part I worked on was the neck. I placed a square or circle on separate parts of the image and then I slice it. It took a lot of small adjustments but I eventually got there.

The trick to slicing images in Design Space is to make sure that only two images (layers) are selected. If an image is grouped together, it won’t work. You’ll need to ungroup and detach any images so that only two images are selected, then select slice. You can delete any extras so that the images are all separated and you can size them on your templates.

A great function to use in Design Space is the Contour button on the lower right side of the canvas. You can take away small areas that you don’t to be cut by simply selecting the cut line. To make it reappear, just select contour again and click on that same cut line and it will be back in your image. Hey, Let’s Make Stuff has an awesome tutorial on using Contour in Design Space.
Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress
Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress After I cut and weeded all of the black iron-on vinyl, I used my EasyPress to attach it to the onesie. Malakai has the perfect beige tone of skin so these ones I found on Amazon were perfect. They’re the perfect tone for this Maui Halloween Costume.

The new Cricut Interactive Guide for their EasyPress machines is so informative. You can also select that you’re using an iron or if you have an EasyPress Mat or a towel.Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPressI sized the leg tattoos to be about 4.5″ wide and placed the weeded image where I wanted it on the pants. I used the EasyPress at 305ºF and pressed it for 30 seconds. I then turned the pants over again so that it’d get heated from the opposite side.

When using the EasyPress, you’re going to want to make sure that no vinyl comes in direct contact with the heated element. So when you have to overlap to get a good seal on an image, you’re going to want to make sure that the carrier sheet is covering all vinyl.Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress

Maui Costume Shirt Instructions

I began with the neck pieces so that it would line up with everything else. I then did the sleeves, back and then the chest last. Again, watch your HTV so that the heating element of the iron or EasyPress is not touching it. You can reuse your old carrier sheets or place some wax paper inbetween.Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress

Leaves for your Maui Costume

I highly recommend using the Cricut Maker with the rotary blade to cut your felt. Use some felt that it’s 100% wool, polyester works better for your tree leaves. 

Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPressCreate this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPressI grabbed this package of green felt from Benzie Designs and I love that it comes in different shades. I did use some embroidery floss to add some details to some of the leaves. The felt is soft so you’ll want to thread the leaves in and attach them to each other using some fabric glue. Aileen’s Fabric Fusion works great for this. The colors in her cactus pack are perfect for this DIY Maui Halloween Costume.Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress Some of the leaves I cut are not available in Design Space. I used a few from Lia Griffith and some from Amy Robison. Just click on their names and you can buy the shapes there.

Lia has a membership site and I highly recommend it. She has some many SVG files that you can download on to Design Space and cut whichever ones you’d like. She also just has great printables that are all included in her membership fees too.

Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress Create this Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPressSo in all honesty, this was a labor of love. It does take a lot of time and attention but I really love the outcome of this Maui Costume. He looks so cute and big. He’s only 20 lbs. and turns 2 on September 30. He’ll do anything to be big. He’s been around older kids so much that I don’t think he really knows how to act like a baby, except when he’s crying and rolling all over the floor. He’s such a fun kid to have around and I can’t wait until he figures out he can go door to door and get free candy.

Supplies for your Maui Costume

His latest thing is to grab his tongue. He has never done it before but he chose this day that he was supposed to be my model and went to town.

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20 thoughts on “Make a Disney Maui Halloween Costume using your Cricut Maker

    1. Lindsay Post author

      Thank you so much. For right now it is a one time thing. There are some felt leaves I’ve found on Etsy. Also I’m sure you can find a tattoo shirt on their too.

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    2. courtney

      i love this and i am trying to make it for my nephew but i can’t get the tattoos into design space. and the link to design space won’t open

      Reply
      1. Lindsay Post author

        So I had to download the image onto my computer then upload it to Design space. The tattoos took the longest because the image is all one large one. I had to slice the image a few times and upload it a few times to get the images how I wanted them.

        For the leaves, only a few of them are on Design Space. I had to download leaf patterns from Lia Griffith and Amy Robison and upload those as well into Design Space.

        The costume took a lot of time at the computer but it was well worth it in the end. I really tried to make this file an svg and share it but it’s not my image to begin with. I did try to make it easier for others to download but it just wasn’t possible.

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        1. Michelle Horacefield

          I can’t get it to open the slice option when I upload it. HELP!!!! My son really wants to Maui for Halloween.

          Reply
          1. Lindsay Post author

            You only want to have two images selected at once. Sometimes you’ll need to detach photos to make this option available. Sometimes if you hide them, it won’t work. I hope this helps.

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