The Most Affordable DIY Minnie Mouse Shirt

.Hey Cuties,

Halloween is 16 days away, and while I hate the the scary part of Halloween. However, I adore a good DIY costume. I have made several over the years, but Minnie Mouse has be a constant one for me. LittleCuteLips and I want to Disney on Ice and we believe in looking the part so I needed a look. I found a cute shirt for her at Target for $9.99 so I wanted a cute look for cheap too.

I check the stores a few days before the event and found nothing in the price point I wanted to be in. While in H&M I saw a plan gray sweatshirt with a small red heart on it. It was only $9.99 and I was sold. I figured I would make a shirt just as I had done in years past. Only this time I did not want to make the same shirt over again.

DIY Minnie Mouse Shirt

I went back to my desk and began Googling Minnie Mouse Silhouettes until I found something that I felt was dope enough for my style. I wanted this one to look different than the others. I found this image and I blew it up and printed it out.

DIY Minnie Mouse Shirt

Step 1: Cut out your shape.  This is my sweatshirt as I purchased it.

DIY Minnie Mouse Shirt

Step 2: I cut out my silhouette and traced it onto my sweatshirt using a fine tip Sharpie.

DIY Minnie Mouse Shirt

Step 3: I traced the silhouette with black puff paint.

DIY Minnie Mouse Shirt

Step 4: I traced the red bow in red puff paint.

For my other shirts I would stop at the silhouette, however for this one it needed more.

Step 5: So I added black rhinestones to the aviator sunglasses.

DIY Minnie Mouse Shirt

Step 6: The black rhinestones still were not enough so I added red pearls. Then it was perfect.

DIY Minnie Mouse Shirt

I added sequin Minnie mouse ears to complete my look.  I was ready for a Disney Girl’s Night Out with LittleCuteLips. I got her shirt from Target.

This could easily be a Halloween costume.  It can just be a fun look while you are Trick or Treating with the kids, or while you work the Halloween event at the school or wherever. It is very comfy and cute, and that is always my favorite look.

DIY Minnie Mouse Costume

This was the first shirt I made, to complete a full costume look. Details HERE!

DIY Minnie Mouse Shirt

Five years later I re-created this shirt again for myself and one for LittleCuteLips. We went to a Disney Moving screening and wanted to look the part. I let her wear the sequin headband this time. Details HERE!


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Lifestyle Media Correspondent has a cute and easy DIY Minnie Mouse shirt tutorial. It cost less than $20 to make and will take about 1 hour to make.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Olena

    I LOVE the sweatshirt and t-shirts you made. What a great way to purchase a piece of clothing and make it your own. CUTE!

  2. Leslie

    Great job! You did that. I love how you customized it and made it your own.

  3. RoGina

    Oh wow, I usually go the iron on route but this looks WAY better. thanks for that tip, I’m going to try it on my next DIY tee.

  4. Kim

    That is super duper cute! You are so crafty. I wish I had that bone in me. Maybe I will try making this.

  5. Joyce Brewer

    You did an amazing job. That shirt looks like it would be sold in stores!

  6. Jonna

    Girl you never cease to amaze me with your DIY skills. This is super dope!

  7. Stacie

    Aw, you girls are too cute with your Minnie Mouse! I love your DIY style sis. I need to get back into it myself.

  8. Kita

    Super cute as always Mimi. I am going to show my daughter. She is pretty crafty so I am sure she can pull this off. She really love Mini.

  9. Victoria

    They turned out really good. I love seeing all the DIY Halloween costumes, but I’m always so scared to try creating one myself we just end up having to purchase ours.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Last year I purchased my daughter a costume. She wanted to be a Power Ranger so I let her. But I created a dope Star Wards Storm Trooper that my teen loved. I loved to push the limits with my creativity.

  10. Kiwi

    So fun and so up my alley. I want to do a DIY puffy paint project so thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Tiffany Haywood

    Wait a Minute! I just assumed you did this with a vinyl machine. This is something I can totally pull off!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing the deets!

  12. Toiia L. Rukuni

    This is the cutest DIY ever! I am a huge fan of Minnie Mouse! Thanks for sharing the deets!

  13. Tanay

    All of these designs are so cute! I need to step my DIY game up!!

  14. Marliceia

    Let me just say that I love DIY projects, but for some reason when it comes to clothes it frightens me because I always feel like I am going to mess it up. My mom, on the other hand, can salvage anything by utilizing it to DIY something better she can wear. I love the Minnie Mouse theme. You are both too cute.

    • MimiCuteLips

      You almost can’t go wrong with you are creating clothes. Think Denise on The Cosby Show when she made Theo the “Gordon Gartrell”. It still worked out.

  15. Janelle M

    See, I love this!! Always come out with the most creative stuff and I agreed with others, this look so good like it was sold /bought in the stores. Good job mama’bear!!

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