I’m so excited about the super hero capes I made for my boys to wear for Halloween this year! They were so easy to make…I made two in less than two hours. They seem pretty durable. And their uses extend far beyond trick or treating on Halloween night. Donovan did not take off his cape the rest of the night when I showed it to him. I’m pretty sure we will have little superheroes running around the house for many days to come. Yay for simple and inexpensive dress up clothes!
Donovan is going to be Batman for Halloween this year, and Avery will be Robin. They don’t have their full costumes on in these pictures. They’ve got their masks and cuffs on that I got from Luv o’Kins on Etsy (While they weren’t expensive, after looking at them, I could easily have made these myself, too). On Halloween, Donovan will wear a set of Batman pajamas that look like a Batman costume, and Avery has a Robin t-shirt that we will pair with some black or green pants. Both the pajamas and the t-shirt came with a little cape, but they were really small and cheap looking. So, I decided to make them capes that looked closer to the real thing and were more fun!
Here’s everything I needed for the capes:
2 small sheets of black felt
1 small sheet of yellow felt
1 small sheet of red felt
1 yard black satin
1 yard yellow satin
Thread in black, red, and yellow
I was able to get all the materials I needed at Walmart for pretty cheap. Our local Walmart is one of those that has the craft center with the fabric desk where they will cut yardage for you. Then, I just followed a really simple tutorial that I found on Sewing in No Man’s Land. She has a full picture tutorial on how to make a reversible super hero cape. And while I didn’t make these reversible, I easily could have. Check out her tutorial here: Reversible Super Hero Cape. Since Avery is still so small, I made his shorter and not as wide so there would be no danger of him getting tripped up in it. But, I made Donovan’s big enough that it will grow with him for quite some time!
As I continue to get better at this whole sewing thing, I’m sure I’ll be making lots of dress up clothes and costumes in the future. I can see a number of birthday presents for my nieces and nephews next year, too! So glad I decided to teach myself to sew. I’ve made so many awesome things in the last year that are each unique and special. So much better than store bought!