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Lightning McQueen from Cars Tank Top

DIY McQueen Costume (2) (390x640)

UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

Beginning with something as simple as an e-mail for a Lightning McQueen tank top, quickly snowballed into an adventurous, speeding, race…

I designed and converted six of the most beloved, warmhearted, and memorable residents of Radiator Springs into T-Shirts and tank tops for the 2013 runDisney Half Marathon in DisneyLand, California for Danielle of Live, Run Grow, her husband, and their friends.

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lightning-mcqueen (150x94)Lightning McQueen…  This tank top is inspired by Zach’s 2012 Halloween costume and 3rd birthday ensemble.  Zach’s costume was converted and adjusted for an adult sized red 100% cotton tank top.  The front of the bright red Old Navy tank top is decorated with McQueen’s number one sponsor’s logo “Rusteze.”  Along the inner seam of the tank top is McQueen’s signature lightning bolt and racing number 95.

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The back of the bright red tank top is decked with each of McQueen’s additional sponsors…

Bringing all 6 of the racers together as one, Danielle requested a quote from each of the characters be added to the back of each shirt…  McQueen’s Quote:  “KaChow!”

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UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

A Mini Side Note:  After multiple items of washing, and the wear and tear of a Runner (or 3 year old for that matter), the bright colors from the original printer fabric will begin to fade.  As well, since the printer fabric is NOT stitched onto the t-shirt, the corners can begin to peel.  In the case of the peeling edges, just hit it with the iron again, or fabric glue and you will be all set.  Regarding the fading, I’m not too sure how to fix that, but in that time maybe you Cars’ fan will have grown a size up and you can create a Planes t-shirt for them.

If you L-I-K-E this Cars t-shirt, you will L-O-V-E our other Cars inspired itemsprojects, and party

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Miss Sally from Cars Tank Top

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UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

Beginning with something as simple as an email for a Lightning McQueen tank top, quickly snowballed into an adventurous, speeding, race…

I designed and converted six of the most beloved, warmhearted, and memorable residents of Radiator Springs into T-Shirts and tank tops for the 2013 runDisney Half Marathon in DisneyLand, California for Danielle of Live, Run Grow, her husband, and their friends.

D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (5)   D.I.Y. rundisney Costume D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (7)

sally_1600x1200 1 (1108x589) (150x80)This tank top is inspired by Radiator Spring’s town Attorney and owner of the Cozy Cone Motel, Miss Sally.  Danielle sent the perfect color pale blue Old Navy tank top to represent Miss Sally’s pale blue 2002, Porche 911 Carrera.  She is the only modern car in Radiator Springs, brings luxury, nostalgia, and beauty to this quaint little town.  Being sure to capture Miss Sally’s luxury and beauty, I included her lights, cheeky smile, and girlish, shy eyes.

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When the tank top is turned over, you will find the legacy of Miss Sally’s heyday, her pin stripping (tattoo), with the addition of her break light, model car, and California license plate:  301PCE.

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Bringing all 6 of the racers together as one, Danielle requested a quote from each of the characters be added to the back of each shirt…  Miss Sally’s  Quote:  “Come on, let’s take a ride.

UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

A Mini Side Note:  After multiple washings, and the wear and tear of a Runner (or 3 year old for that matter), the bright colors from the original printer fabric will begin to fade.  As well, since the printer fabric is NOT stitched onto the t-shirt, the corners can begin to peel.  In the case of the peeling edges, just hit it with the iron again, or fabric glue and you will be all set.  Regarding the fading, I’m not too sure how to fix that, but in that time maybe you Cars’ fan will have grown a size up and you can create a Planes t-shirt for them.

If you L-I-K-E this Cars t-shirt, you will L-O-V-E our other Cars inspired itemsprojects, and party


Tow Mater from Cars T-Shirt

DIY McQueen Costume (4) (448x640)

UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

Beginning with something as simple as an email for a Lightning McQueen tank top, quickly snowballed into an adventurous, speeding, race…

I designed and converted six of the most beloved, warmhearted, and memorable residents of Radiator Springs into T-Shirts and tank tops for the 2013 runDisney Half Marathon in DisneyLand, California for Danielle of Live, Run Grow, her husband, and their friends.

D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (5)   D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (11)  D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (9)

mater_1600x1200 1 (150x99)This T-Shirt is inspired by the self-proclaimed “World’s Best Backwards Driver” and resident tow truck of Radiator Springs, Tow Mater.  A Flash back shows Mater is originally a baby blue color, but over the years he has rusted to a spotted light brown and orange color, Danielle sent the perfect color T-shirt to represent Tow Mater!  To grab a hold of the character and features of Tow Mater, I included all of Tow Mater’s signature traits, which make Tow Mater the loving, goofy, adoring tow truck he is…  His missing hood, and left headlight, and his giant grin with oversized teeth.

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When the shirt is turned over, you will find Tow Mater’s towing hazard tape and license plate: A113.  Bringing all 6 of the racers together as one, Danielle requested a quote from each of the characters be added to the back of each shirt…  Tow Mater’s Quote:  “I just backfired!”

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UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

A Mini Side Note:  After multiple washings, and the wear and tear of a Runner (or 3 year old for that matter), the bright colors from the original printer fabric will begin to fade.  As well, since the printer fabric is NOT stitched onto the t-shirt, the corners can begin to peel.  In the case of the peeling edges, just hit it with the iron again, or fabric glue and you will be all set.  Regarding the fading, I’m not too sure how to fix that, but in that time maybe you Cars’ fan will have grown a size up and you can create a Planes t-shirt for them.

If you L-I-K-E this Cars t-shirt, you will L-O-V-E our other Cars inspired itemsprojects, and party

 


Fillmore from Cars Tank Top

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UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

Beginning with something as simple as an email for a Lightning McQueen tank top, quickly snowballed into an adventurous, speeding, race…

I designed and converted six of the most beloved, warmhearted, and memorable residents of Radiator Springs into T-Shirts and tank tops for the 2013 runDisney Half Marathon in DisneyLand, California for Danielle of Live, Run Grow, her husband, and their friends.

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Fillmore 3400 (150x129)This tank top is inspired by Radiator Spring’s resident “hippie,” a 1950’s Volkswagon Macro Bus, named Fillmore.  Beginning with Fillmore’s droopy eyes I moved down to his nose, a perfectly placed VW logo.  Positioned directly below Fillmore’s mouth, resembling a soul patch is his license plate:  51237 (referencing George Carlin’s birthday, George is Fillmore’s voice in the Cars films).

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Being sure to capture the true Jimi Hendrix fan in Fillmore, encircling his right headlight are brightly colored “hippie” flowers.  These “hippie” flowers continue to trail along the side and to the back of the tank top followed by a curvy and winding road and the word “Peace.”  Along the other side of Fillmore, and this tank top, is a brightly colored rainbow, peace sign, and the word “Love.”

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Bringing all 6 of the racers together as one, Danielle requested a quote from each of the characters be added to the back of each shirt…  Fillmore’s Quote:  “How about some organic fuel?”

UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

A Mini Side Note:  After multiple washings, and the wear and tear of a Runner (or 3 year old for that matter), the bright colors from the original printer fabric will begin to fade.  As well, since the printer fabric is NOT stitched onto the t-shirt, the corners can begin to peel.  In the case of the peeling edges, just hit it with the iron again, or fabric glue and you will be all set.  Regarding the fading, I’m not too sure how to fix that, but in that time maybe you Cars’ fan will have grown a size up and you can create a Planes t-shirt for them..

If you L-I-K-E this Cars t-shirt, you will L-O-V-E our other Cars inspired itemsprojects, and party


Luigi from Cars T-Shirt

DIY McQueen Costume (2) (390x640)

UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

Beginning with something as simple as an email for a Lightning McQueen tank top, quickly snowballed into an adventurous, speeding, race…

I designed and converted six of the most beloved, warmhearted, and memorable residents of Radiator Springs into T-Shirts and tank tops for the 2013 runDisney Half Marathon in DisneyLand, California for Danielle of Live, Run Grow, her husband, and their friends.

D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (2)   D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (5)   D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (11)
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This T-Shirt is inspired by one of Radiator Spring’s smallest cars, a 1959 Fiat 500, with the gigantic love for Scuderia Ferrari, having followed racing his whole life.  Being sure to capture the true Italian in Luigi, I began with his mustache, represented by the Fiat front grill and his bigger than life smile stretching headlight to headlight.  Creating slightly more charm in Luigi’s features, I tilted his eye and placed them slightly off center.

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When the T-Shirt is turned over, you will find Luigi’s license plate:  44.5-10.8 (referencing to the latitude and longitude of the Ferrari Factory in Maranello Italy).  Bringing all 6 of the racers together as one, Danielle requested a quote from each of the characters be added to the back of each shirt…  Luigi’s  Quote:  “Luigi only follow the Ferrari.”

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UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

A Mini Side Note:  After multiple washings, and the wear and tear of a Runner (or 3 year old for that matter), the bright colors from the original printer fabric will begin to fade.  As well, since the printer fabric is NOT stitched onto the t-shirt, the corners can begin to peel.  In the case of the peeling edges, just hit it with the iron again, or fabric glue and you will be all set.  Regarding the fading, I’m not too sure how to fix that, but in that time maybe you Cars’ fan will have grown a size up and you can create a Planes t-shirt for them.

If you L-I-K-E this Cars t-shirt, you will L-O-V-E our other Cars inspired itemsprojects, and party


Guido from Cars T-Shirt

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UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

Beginning with something as simple as an e-mail for a Lightning McQueen tank top, quickly snowballed into an adventurous, speeding, race…

I designed and converted six of the most beloved, warmhearted, and memorable residents of Radiator Springs into T-Shirts and tank tops for the 2013 runDisney Half Marathon in DisneyLand, California for Danielle of Live, Run Grow, her husband, and their friends.

D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (2)   D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (5)   D.I.Y. rundisney Costume (7)

Guido 3400 (150x150)This T-Shirt is inspired by Radiator Spring’s resident Isetta forklift daydreamer…  dreaming of the day he can perform a pit stop for a real race car.  Guido may only be able to speak Italian, but he can certainly shout “Peet Stop” just in time for the big race using his forklifts to speed through tire changes…  This was my starting point, Guido’s forklifts, positioning them to appear as arms to aid in a Pit Stop and placing head lights on each side of the forklifts.  Guido’s daydreaming grin stretched from one forklift to the other, with his bright and child-like eye placed directly above his grin.

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Bringing all 6 of the racers together as one, Danielle requested a quote from each of the characters be added to the back of each shirt…  Guido’s Quote:  “Pit Stop!”

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UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

A Mini Side Note:  After multiple washings and the wear and tear of a Runner (or 3 year old for that matter), the bright colors from the original printer fabric will begin to fade.  As well, since the printer fabric is NOT stitched onto the t-shirt, the corners can begin to peel.  In the case of the peeling edges, just hit it with the iron again, or fabric glue and you will be all set.  Regarding the fading, I’m not too sure how to fix that, but in that time maybe you Cars’ fan will have grown a size up and you can create a Planes t-shirt for them.

If you L-I-K-E this Cars t-shirt, you will L-O-V-E our other Cars inspired itemsprojects, and party


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Lightning McQueen Halloween Costume

DIY McQueen Costume (2) (390x640)UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for emails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.

Z’s Lightning McQueen Costume was designed with the winning idea of ease and simplicity…

My wheels instantly started turning…  How would I make a costume allowing Z the ability to walk and move comfortably?  Andy jumped online searching for costumes.  I was disappointed by the selection online.  A part of me actually thought the retailers were able to read my mind, producing exactly what I envisioned Z wearing for Halloween.  Sadly, all we found were two main options:

I knew I could make each of those costumes myself.  And, there was no way in God’s green earth Z would walk through the neighborhood wearing a box!  Andy or I would be left carrying it.  Then Z wouldn’t be wearing a costume. No way, we can’t have that.  After some online research, we found a picture of the Lightning McQueen sponsors which are plastered all over the race car.  Once I knew we were able to find all of Lightning McQueen’s sponsors, I had a vision for how Z’s Lightning McQueen costume was going to be designed.  My end goal and vision was turning Z into Lightning McQueen with a red t-shirt, black pants, and baseball hat.

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Racers, Start your engines for some SHOPPING:

For this costume you will need:

  • Red t-shirt – a red, long sleeve turtle neck…  just-in-case it is cold and long sleeve because we need the room for the lightning bolt and racing number.
  • Black pants – long black sweat pants…  again, just-in-case it is cold and long pants for the tire logo
  • Red baseball cap
  • Fusible printable fabric – for all the lDIY McQueen Costume (2) (390x640)ogos
  • Iron
  • Scissors

On a previous project, I used printable fabric by June Tailor…  If you clicked on the link, the printable fabric sounds amazing and you are correct…  It is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

While shopping for the printable fabric for Z’s Lightning McQueen Costume, I found printable fabric with fusible webbing on the back!  There is a slight chance I started the Happy Mommy Dance in the middle of the store.  And if you don’t completely understand where my extreme excitement is stemming from, don’t worry…  Andy looked at me like I had 7 spinning heads singing nursery rhymes when I told him all about the fusible webbing.  The fusible webbing turns the printable fabric into an iron-on patch making my planning, designing, and life 100% easier…  AND NO SEW!  Let me repeat…  NO SEW!

A Mini Side Note:  After multiple washing and wear and tear of a 3-year-old, the bright colors from the original printer fabric will fade.  As well, since the printer fabric is not stitched into place, the corners begin to peel.  In the case of the peeling edges, re-iron the spots or use fabric glue.  Regarding the fading, I’m not too sure how to fix it, but in the mean time maybe you Cars’ fan has grown a size up and you can create a Planes t-shirt for them 😉

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This is when a little researching will take place, I put my husband in charge of locating ALL of Lightning McQueen’s racing sponsors…  And there are a TON:  Rusteze, Racing #95, Lightning bolt, Piston Cup, Mood Springs, No Stall, NitroAde, Octane Gain, Vitoline, Easy Idle.  Once you have collected them all, save them onto your computer.

Begin Manipulating the sizes of each sponsor to ensure the image is not too big for your shirt and they all fit on this shirt. Test print on plain paper for the right sizes for your shirt.

Taking to the race track and cutting all the pieces out…

Pull scissors from your Mary Poppins Bag (away from the kids) and begin cutting the logos, lightning bolts, and racing numbers.

Laying it all out…

Your choice on layout of the logos…  This is what I did…

  • Rusteze logo – is positioned on the chest
  • Lightning bolt and racing number, 95 – positioned on the sleeve, just below the shoulder.  Ensure the 95 is on its side, the bottom of the 95 is facing the front of the shirt, and the 95 is centered on the lightning bolt.
  • Lightyear logo (name of the tires) – positioned on pant legs, facing the front of pants.  Position the letters along the outer seam of the pants, using the seam as a guide to keep the letters straight.
  • All other logos – positioned on the back of the shirt…  but not too close to the arm pit or outer edge.

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Heating things up…

Follow the instructions for your fusible printable fabric, this is what I did…

Turn on your iron (away from the kids).  Lay all the logos out, beginning with the chest, then back, the arms, and lastly the pant legs

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Speeding toward the finish line…

Finish off the whole outfit with a red baseball hat – we stumble upon this Lightning McQueen baseball hat at Lids in our local mall.

Z makes the perfect mini Lightning McQueen!  And with his love for the character, enjoyment of the movies, and excitement for Halloween – Z, and Lily are a spooky twosome in their Cars Movie inspired Halloween Costume.

A Mini Side Note:  After multiple washing and wear and tear of a 3-year-old, the bright colors from the original printer fabric will fade.  As well, since the printer fabric is not stitched into place, the corners begin to peel.  In the case of the peeling edges, re-iron the spots or use fabric glue.  Regarding the fading, I’m not too sure how to fix it, but in the mean time maybe you Cars’ fan has grown a size up and you can create a Planes t-shirt for them 😉

UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This item has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest then I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for e-mails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available. 

The sponsor, lightning bolt, and 95 pictures we use…

Rust-eze

Rusteze:  Photo Source

Lightning 95

Racing # 95:  Photo Source

Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt:  Photo Source

piston cup logo

Piston Cup: Photo Source

Mood Springs

Mood Springs: Photo Source

No Stall

No Stall: Photo Source

Nitroade

Nitro-Ade:  Photo Source

Octane Gain

Octane Gain:  Photo Source

vitoline

Vitoline:  Photo Source

Easy Idle

Easy Idle:  Photo Source

UPDATE as of Jan 2016:  This costume has proven to be our most popular post and item!  After more interest than I anticipated a DIY version of 4 Cars shirts is now available ONLY in the weeks leading up to Halloween in our online shop.  Please sign up for e-mails on the right or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to be alerted as soon as this item becomes available.