A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 296,752
Currently Running With Scissors:
600 Guests and 38 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Na Na Na Na Batman!  (Read 1584 times)
Tags for this thread: halloween_costume , craft_challenge_44_entries  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Abbeeroad
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4330
Joined: 21-Jan-2010

Liberal Tie-Dyed Tree Hugger


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: November 02, 2012 07:06:34 AM »

It's the year of the superheros! My son chose Batman, and here's what we came up with!



We started with a plain gray shirt and pants bought at Target. I scored some wool felt in the remnants bin at JoAnns, and it became the Batman symbol, mask, and arm bands.

I really struggled with the head piece for Batman until I found this awesome pattern, and went with the mask instead. I think it's better for a three-year-old anyway!



I used this tutorial for the arm cuffs, just modified slightly to fit my little dude.





I made the belt by covering an existing belt with yellow duct tape and adding some velcro to help it stay on. The "buckle" is just a duct tape square with the batman symbol painted on it. I sewed up a couple pouches for the utility belt with some vinyl scraps I had lying around. It wasn't the right color, so we spray painted them yellow! I really love how the belt came out!



I made the boots using those duct tape boots tutorials floating around the Internet. I couldn't find a complete one, so I kinda did my own thing. I put a sock on an old pair of boots to use as a mold (rather than attempting to get my three-year-old to sit still for any length of time) and taped it up. I cut a slit up the back to remove the duct tape boot from the "mold" boot. Instead of re-taping my kiddo up in his boots, we left the back open and used a safety pin to close. It works pretty good and held up in the running test.



Lastly, the cape. Pretty self-explanatory. I used two fat quarters for this, and they were the perfect size. The symbol is two pieces of felt.



Some action shots!







Thanks for looking! Happy Halloween everyone! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
omgitsalisa
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012 07:47:42 AM »

Oh man, that is adorable. He looks so happy to be Batman! You did an awesome job on this.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

thisbirdsabsurd
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2845
Joined: 16-Sep-2008

Be Happy!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012 08:34:59 AM »

Super cute - you did a great job!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Etsy shop is here!  www.thisbirdsabsurd .etsy.com
Dragonflower
Ecraftic
Offline Offline

Posts: 2545
Joined: 05-Aug-2006

YAY!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012 11:39:00 AM »

He is so freakin' cute!
It's a great costume too! Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

In the end, only kindness matters.
kjlutz
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5426
Joined: 23-May-2007

Wherever you've been, He's been there


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012 09:17:44 AM »

great job on the costume
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

Currently drowning in the sea called PhD.

Interested in swapping for I-Spy Quilt Squares and Scraps.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Choose the Right Vase for Your Flower Arrangement
How to Host a Craft Night
How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers
How to Make Glittering Candles
How to Win At Arm Wrestling
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Quick and Easy Organizer
Tute Tuesday: Art Pen Case
Sock It To Me!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.