So Halloween is in 2 weeks, and I thought I’d share a costume from last year incase anyone is still looking for ideas.
My daughter wanted to be a superhero… The first version of this costume was not very cute. It was lacking in details and just didn’t have any “pop”.
One of the ideas I had were the “wonder woman” cuffs on her arms. (the other was the sequin belt)They were really simple to make.
-Measure the forearm width and length. (or just wrap a piece of fabric around it to get an idea of how big you want them to be)
-Cut this size out of your main fabric.
-Cut a 1/2″ strip of fabric accent 1 and a 1″ strip of fabric accent 2- In this case they were the white shimmer and silver shimmer used in her cape.
-Sew the strips onto the main fabric. You will have a big rectangle.
-Iron a heavy weight fusible interfacing to the back.
-cut another piece of fabric the same size. Put right sides together and sew around leaving a hole to turn right side out.
-Attach velcro to full length of the cuffs (you can see it in the photo, this is because her arms are very tiny and I cut the cuffs a little too large, if you measure more carefully the velcro on yours won’t stick out- you could use little “tabs” of velcro if you want but I wanted them to lie flat)
-Embellish with gold stars (fabric store bought ones).
Okay, so that’s not the clearest tutorial, but gives you a good idea of how to do it. Here are a few other photos of the costume…
As you can imagine, the wig was a bit “over the top” (her idea, she insisted)… it got too hot and she ditched it quickly.
Oh- we also bought the cheapest boots I could find anywhere and spray painted them silver. Much to my chagrin, the silver stuck VERY well and she still tries to wear them out – oh!