Looking for a simple Halloween costume you can put together in no time at all? This DIY skeleton top is super easy to make. And it’s super cute, too! Depending on where you’re wearing it (to the office, at a Halloween party, or just for passing out candy), you could easily dress this costume up or down. And for some more Halloween flair, you can pair this DIY skeleton top with our DIY skeleton earrings shown in this picture.

Woman wearing DIY skeleton top and DIY skeleton earrings

The Perfect Ribbed Top

We love creating iron-on designs because they make everyday items more unique. While you could also cut your shirt to create a ribbed look, we think using a glittery iron-on to make your own DIY skeleton top is a lot more fun.

We used a black glitter iron-on for our DIY skeleton top, but you can use whatever color you like best. Silver glitter would be another good one. Or you could try orange, black gold, or even pink glitter! It might also be fun to get together with your friends and make skeleton tops in different colors for everyone. We would love to see your skeleton outfits when they’re ready, so please share them on Instagram and make sure to use the hashtag #MadeWithLia

To make this DIY skeleton top, all you need are a few tools and materials. Making this top is easy peasy, especially if you’ve transferred iron-on designs before. If you have any questions, just comment below! 

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Instructions

If you’re using a cutting machine, download the SVG file below. If you’re cutting this pattern by hand, download the printable PDF. After cutting, weed out the design and place it on your top. Cover the design with your press cloth. Then use your iron to transfer the design onto your top. Make sure to follow the application instructions on your glitter iron-on packaging.

DIY skeleton top with glitter iron-on design next to DIY skeleton earrings and little paper bats Woman wearing DIY skeleton top and DIY skeleton earrings for Halloween Woman wearing DIY skeleton top and DIY skeleton earrings for Halloween DIY skeleton top for Halloween

Like This Project? Find More Like It!

If you love how easy iron-on projects are, you can find more iron-on designs here. And if you need more Halloween ideas, we’ve got all of our DIY Halloween crafts posted here

Want more inspiration? You can visit our social pages to see our newest Halloween projects. We’ve got Halloween décor, costumes, and more! You can follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

You can also become a member to gain access to all of our DIY projects. This includes printable patterns, SVG files, easy tutorials, and more. Head on over to our membership page now to see our two membership options as well as the full list of exclusive perks for members. Happy crafting! ~Lia and team