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!