DIY Superhero Halloween Costume

Fall is my absolute favorite season, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love the changing leaves, the cooler sweater weather and anything pumpkin or chai flavored. I’ve been making my best friend’s twin daughter’s Halloween costumes for the last 3 years (you can see year #1 here) and love seeing how they’ve evolved. These superhero costumes were one of many costume ideas thrown out there when they were about 15 months old. This was year #2, and I’m working on costume set #4 right now. I’m so excited to see how they turn out.

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Once a superhero theme was decided on, I needed to figure out what I wanted each one to look like. For these Halloween costumes I got the skirt and cape from Simplicty pattern 1302.

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I bought the shirts, leggings and socks at Old Navy for super cheap. I could have made the shirts using the sewing pattern above, but knits aren’t the easiest to sew if you don’t have a coverstitch machine (which I don’t), plus without having the toddlers in front of me while making the shirts (they live 3 hours away), it would have been hard to get a good fit. Inexpensive knits were the way to go for sure.

I drew the appliqué art in Illustrator, printed them off, cut them out of fabric and sewed them on to the front of the shirts and the back of the capes.

superhero costumes

superhero costumes

superhero costumes

superhero costumes

superhero costumes

We went to the pumpkin patch with them in early October that year, so they did a little test run of the shirts and capes. (Side note that I appreciate as an overly anxious adult: The capes attach to the shirts with velcro at the shoulders, so if they were to get caught on anything the capes would very easily break free.)

superhero costumes

superhero costumes

superhero costumes

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