Thursday, September 22, 2011

T-Shirt Superheroes -- Part 2, The Kids' Costumes

I finally finished the kids costumes!

(Well, pretty much... grr..)

There were definitely a few hang-ups along the way.  Just having so many steps to the process and making two costumes at the same time, plus having to continue life as normal made it take a very long time.  BUT it's over now.  So I can heave a big sigh of relief.  Now I just hope they can stay intact nice through Halloween!

Here they are:

The only thing I have left to do is make another cape for my son.  Why?  Oh, because an adult in my household who shall remain nameless (not me) lost it at the park.  Need help visualizing it with the cape?

Here you go:






One of the best things about making things for your kids is how they [usually] completely and utterly enthusiastically LOVE what you've made for them.

For the costumes I used t-shirts, thread, interfacing, stabilizer, fabric glue and puff paint.  I was thinking of writing out full tutorials for each of the costumes but at this time of night I just wanted to get the post up to feel like I had actually completed the project!  But be sure to let me know if you're interested in a tutorial, either full or for a certain part. 

Next up part 3 -- The low-key grownups' costumes
Back to part 1 -- Superhero t-shirts using applique and reverse applique

I'll be linking up to these fabulous link parties:

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  1. Catherine,
    I love these so much!
    I'm making Superman (and) Batman for my nephew for his birthday. Can you give a tutorial about how you made Superman's pants?
    I appreciate your creativity, and it came at just the right time! This was just what he wanted!
    Great job!
    dragonflyu (at) verizon (dot) net

  2. Great costumes!! I love WW and SM!!

  3. Those look great. Way better than storebought!

  4. Love love love these costumes - a couple of us in the family are going as super heros this year - I wish I could get my daughter to be Wonder Woman but looks like she wants to be a mermaid -"Super Mermaid?" - your costumes are great, so impressed that they are finished already

  5. Wow, those came out great and they are so coordinated! Have a SUPER Halloween! I am a new follower from the Creative Bloggers' Hop. Vicky @

  6. What a wonderful job! These look great and match perfectly.

    I found this post through the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  7. Adorable costumes for adorable kids!

  8. these costumes looks great! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  9. I know this post is really old, but I was wondering if you had a tutorial for the Superman costume. I'd like to make one for my son for Halloween this year.

  10. Where did you get the skirt for the Wonder Woman costume?

    1. It was the bottom of an adult's t-shirt. Just cut off the length needed (with hem intact), fold over the top to sew a channel for the elastic, insert elastic, sew up the hole and boom! Easy skirt. :) I would recommend doing the stars before putting in the elastic though.


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