Splatoon 2 costume / Making the t-shirt

Halloween is coming soon and my son decided to dress in a Splatoon 2 character. Last week I worked hard to make the tentacles (hair). This week, it will be the t-shirt.

I have a lot of ambition for this costume (as usual, I tend to do a little too much!). My plans for this costume are:

The t-shirt

This week, the t-shirt! Here’s our little character that serves as inspiration:

Splatoon 2 | Kid Halloween Costume | Cosplay | Inkling boy costume | blue | headphones | shirt | Ink tank | DIY | Tutorial | garçon

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Required materials for the Splatoon t-shirt

I used my Silhouette to cut a stencil. You can have access to this free template. Simply click here to subscribe. And don’t worry, if you don’t have a Silhouette, I also created a PDF file that you can cut yourself.

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Painting

Once the stencil is cut, I used it to trace the outline with a white marking pencil.

Splatoon 2 | Kid Halloween Costume | T-shirt | Cosplay | Inkling boy costume | blue | headphones | shirt | Ink tank | DIY | Tutorial | garçon

Splatoon 2 | Kid Halloween Costume | T-shirt | Cosplay | Inkling boy costume | blue | headphones | shirt | Ink tank | DIY | Tutorial | garçon

I then applied the Pebeo Setacolor paint. I have to confess that I started this by using the  Fabric medium (GAC-900)  that had always worked well for me before. But, for a dark fabric, it was way too translucent. The Pebeo opaque Setacolor made a much better result.

Splatoon 2 | Kid Halloween Costume | T-shirt | Cosplay | Inkling boy costume | blue | headphones | shirt | Ink tank | DIY | Tutorial | garçon

I applied two coats for a more uniform colour. For the small letters at the bottom, I used the template as a stencil and then I went over with a small brush.

Splatoon 2 | Kid Halloween Costume | T-shirt | Cosplay | Inkling boy costume | blue | headphones | shirt | Ink tank | DIY | Tutorial | garçon

You can see in this photo that I had inserted a plastic box inside the shirt in case the painting would go through. I didn’t want to also paint the back of the sweater !! And I was glad I did because the paint actually passed through!

Ironing

The Pebeo website recommends ironing the fabric upside down for 5 minutes at “Cotton” position without steam to fix the colour.

And It’s done, a nice Splatoon 2 t-shirt!

Splatoon 2 | Kid Halloween Costume | T-shirt | Cosplay | Inkling boy costume | blue | headphones | shirt | Ink tank | DIY | Tutorial | garçon

You can view the other Splatoon 2 accessories I made by clicking the following links:

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4 thoughts on “Splatoon 2 costume / Making the t-shirt

  1. Hello, I joined your email in hopes to get the pattern for the tshirt for splattoon costume. Do you know how I get this? Awesome tutorial by the way!

    1. Hello Heather! I’ve sent you an email to answer your question! Thanks for the nice comment!

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