DIY Superhero Halloween Costume
October 29, 2013
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The things I would have done for this exact costume as a little girl. That cape? The stuff my childhood dreams were made of right there. And the best part? No sewing involved. I confidently give Jen Rodriguez and Mirelle Carmichael moms of the year for creating these getups. See all of this adorableness and more, in the gallery! 
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Materials1 yard pink stretch liquid lame (cape)
1 yard metallic gold sequin fabric (lining, belt and cuffs)
McCall's M6616 pattern used for the belt and cuffs, and as a guide for the cape.
3 ft pink grosgrain ribbon (for cape tie)
1/2 yard pink silk tulle with gold dots (tutu)
1 yard pink netted tulle (tutu)
20" elastic (tutu waist)
2 gold glitter foam sheets
1 pink glitter foam sheet
1/4 yard interfacing
Fabric glue
White long sleeved shirt
Gold lame leggings and large gold bows (found here)


step-1Follow the McCall's Pattern for the cape, belt and cuffs.

step-2Glue the interfacing to the sequin fabric to reinforce the belt and cuffs, and glue on velcro to fasten them.

step-3Fit the elastic around your child, and note how much you need. Glue the elastic at that point and trim the excess. Cut 2"-3" wide strips of the 2 different types of tulle and loop them around the elastic to make the tutu.

step-4Cut stars out of the gold foam sheets and use fabric glue to attach them to the white shirt.

step-5For the 'emblems' on the capes, cut a large diamond out of the gold foam sheet. Trace the diamond on a piece of paper, then draw your child's initials on the paper to fit inside the diamond shape. Place the paper over the pink foam and cut out the initials. Glue initials to the diamond and then glue the emblems to the cape.