5 Easy, Eco-Friendly Halloween Costumes You Can Make Out of a T-Shirt

5 Easy, Eco-Friendly Halloween Costumes You Can Make Out of a T-Shirt

October 20, 2020


Americans spend billions of dollars on Halloween goods each year, contributing billions of pounds of textile waste. Instead of adding to it, keep this Halloween season as eco-friendly as possible by making a costume that won’t crush your bank account — or the planet. Check out these 5 fun and easy costume ideas below with a fair trade t-shirt and a few extra supplies! 


  1. Fruit
    You can never go wrong with food! All you’ll need for this costume is a colorful tee and felt to cut out the little details of your fruit of choice — seeds, stems, leaves, etc. Safety pin the details to your tee and wear with black pants and shoes. We have many different colored tees to choose from, you’re sure to find one to match your favorite fruit!

    (Image credit: Brittany Sanderson)

  2. Ghost
    This costume couldn’t be easier. Grab a white t-shirt and add a face with felt. We recommend checking out one of our vintage white tees for this look! This costume would be paired perfectly with white socks.

    (Image credit: Rock My Family)

  3. Jack-O’-Lantern 
    With an orange t-shirt and matching stocking cap, you can create a quick and easy pumpkin-inspired costume — no carving required! All you need to do is cut jack-o’-lantern facial features out of black duct tape and place them on the tee. Simply remove the duct tape when you’re done and you’re ready to rock your favorite orange tee again! Check out our orange colored tees to accomplish this look.

    (Image credit: Summer Lower)

  4. Black Cat
    For the classic black cat costume, you can wear your go-to black tee! There is no need for ear headbands (unless you already own them) the face makeup is enough, and if your hair is long you can do your hair in buns to look like ears. Our charcoal tees would be purrfect for this costume.

    (Image credit: 5 Minutes For Mom)

  5. Cotton Candy
    Have a sweet tooth and love puns? Safety pin cotton balls and candy to a plain candy-colored t-shirt to create cotton candy. Our berry or purple tees would complete this delicious costume!

(Image credit: Rachel Joy Barehl)

Let your imagination go and see what you can do with just a shirt this Halloween! The best thing is when you make a costume out of a GOEX tee, you can feel good and do good all year-round. Not just for one holiday!


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