Make Something BOO-tiful at the MakerSpace

Graphic with a tshirt with a skeleton reading a book against a fall background
Oct 4, 2022
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Make Something BOO-tiful at the MakerSpace

Halloween is creeping up on us, which means it’s time to get started on your costume! The excitement of being someone—or someTHING—else for the night is exhilarating. Whether your costume is homemade, or store bought, you can get creative by personalizing it using the equipment in our MakerSpace.

The MakerSpace, on the 3rd floor at our Central branch, has a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, vinyl printer, 3D printer, and embroidery machine. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, take a quick tour of what you can do and how to use the space.

Here are some ways the MakerSpace can take your costume to the next level.

Iron-on Transfers

photo of a girl wearing a costume of Kristy from the Baby-Sitters Club.

Try out our vinyl printer & cutter to make iron-on transfers for t-shirts or other fabrics. You can use just about any size or colour of vinyl to make your perfect Hellfire Club t-shirt or Cobra Kai Gi. Or how about a custom prom queen sash? Most fabrics work with iron-on transfers, but double check with MakerSpace staff before creating.


embroidered patch of rockford peaches team from a league of their own

Our embroidery machine can be used to make professional-looking designs such as crests and patches. You could be a Rockford Peach, or a doomed Jurassic Park employee. Or, if your costume is on the obscure side and you’re not sure people will get it, consider making an embroidered name tag to avoid some awkward conversations!

Large format printer

instagram page printed on a large piece of cardboard to make a costume

Our large format printer might be the key to making a low effort costume with big impact. The possibilities for this are endless; have us print an image on the large format printer, then mount it on cardboard or something similar. Cut out a face hole and become a work of art or a magazine cover, or become your own Instagram or TikTok profile!

Vinyl decals

vinyl bat decals

Not a fan of dressing up? You can still get in the spirit with simple vinyl decals using our laser cutter. Just create a basic design using our software (or yours!) and cut out the design on window-cling vinyl.


Our MakerSpace staff are always on hand during open hours to help you troubleshoot our equipment. If you want to ensure your machinery of choice is available when you arrive, book a timeslot in advance.

Or, try your hand at a variety of spooky creations at our upcoming MakerSpace Showcase. In this hands-on event, you can make a laser-cut Jack-o-Lantern, a 3D printed Pumpkin, embroidered Halloween patches, and vinyl spider window clings. Best of all? You’ll walk away with new skills and knowledge to apply to your own Makerspace projects.