How to Make Superhero Cuffs for a Kids Halloween Costume

Learn how to sew superhero cuffs which are a great addition to a kids superhero costume

Several years ago for Halloween, my daughter decided that she wanted to be a “pink” superhero. We worked together to design a cosumtme that she loved.

I sewed the entire costume. Which is basically just a simple skirt, top, and a cape. I added details with sequins and appliques.

One of the ideas I had was the “wonder woman” cuffs on her arms. They were really simple to make.

How to Make Superhero Cuffs out of Fabric

1. 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).

2. Cut this size out of your main fabric

3. 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.

4. Sew the strips onto the main fabric. You will have a big rectangle.

5. Iron heavyweight fusible interfacing to the back.

6. Cut another piece of fabric the same size.  Put right sides together and sew around leaving a hole to turn right side out.

7. 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)

8. Embellish with gold stars (fabric store-bought ones).

Here are a few other photos of the costume…

A Few other Ideas to DIY a kids Superhero Costume

Purchase a cheap pair of boots (you can probably find some at a thrift shop) and spray paint them silver. The paint will last long enough to get thru the holiday. I’m not sure how it will hold up over time.

Add a wig for a bit of fun. 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.

I added a Superhero emblem to the cape using my embroidery sewing machine. If you don’t have an embroidery machine you can purchase a pre-made superhero patch online. I have seen several for sale on Etsy.

More Kids DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Mad Scientist Costume

How to Make a Kids Mummy Costume

Easy Toy Story Halloween Costumes

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  1. I found you on Moda Bake Shop and I am so enjoying your blog. This costume is adorable. I think the wig totally MAKES it! So creative… (My granddaughter is waiting ANXIOUSLY for me to finish her twirly skirt today. Her name is Sydney too!)

  2. Super cute! Might have to use that one next year. Love the silver boots! My daughter decided to be a cave-girl this year. Super simple costume whipped up in about 45 minutes. Jenn

  3. My 7 year old wants to be a bat & i’m going to show her this costume & see if she changes her mind…thanks for sharing! Love it!

  4. This is adorable. I picked up some shiny fabric at the store the other day to make capes and superhero masks. I love your cape and now you’ve really inspired me to get them done.

  5. hey idk you but i love the superhero idea. i was already planning to be a superhero but i needed and idea for a bag to carry…have any ideas? leave me a comment at jaylinsplace.blogspot.com (i am a teenager if that helps to think of an idea for me???) thanks soo much!!!

  6. Oh, I absolutely LOVE this!! I have 4 girly girls and finally have a BOY and need some not so girly dress ups for them to use on him. Superheroes is just so perfect!!! Thankyou!!

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  8. I love this so much I’d like to make it! Can you please provide more info about how you made the skirt? How much fabric for each? Thanks for sharing!

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