Halloween Skeleton Altered T-Shirt
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Halloween Skeleton Altered T-Shirt

Making your own altered T-shirt awesome skeleton Halloween costume is easier than you think!

Shirt Design by Megan Nicolay
Project Recreated by Frances E. Lopez for Duncan Enterprises®

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paints™ - Matte, Glacier White
  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paints™ - Matte, Crimson Red
  • Tulip® Fashion Form™
  • Scissors
  • Plain paper
  • Jerzee’s® T-Shirt, Purple, Same Size as Black
  • Jerzee’s® T-Shirt, Black, Same Size as Purple
  • Paintbrush, ¾-inch Flat
  • Foil
  • Water Container

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Prewash T-shirt to remove sizing, using no fabric softener.

Step: 2

Lay T-shirt flat on work surface.

Step: 3

Refer to Generation T, pg. 48-49. Following pattern, use chalk to mark lines on T-shirt.

Step: 4

Cut shirt with scissors, following pattern.

Step: 5

Insert Fashion Form in shirt.

Step: 6

Paint cut areas of shirt with Glacier White paint. Refer to photo.

Step: 7

Cut bone shape from paper. Place on sleeve area. Lightly paint in Glacier White.

Step: 8

Mix 1 part water and three parts Crimson Red to create a wash. Spatter over entire shirt. Let dry.

Step: 9

Let dry 4 hours. Wait 72 hours to wash. Machine wash warm on gentle cycle. Do not use harsh detergents or bleach. Remove promptly and line dry.

Step: 10

Wear purple shirt under black shirt.


The messier on the paint the better. Make it fun!