DIY Halloween Costumes: Super Heroes and a Pink Owl

Are you and your kids still trying to figure what to dress them as for Halloween?  Here is a solution that would make just about any young boy happy… Superheroes!  What little boy doesn’t want to be a superhero?  This great tutorial from Martha Stewart makes it easy to customize these costumes so your child can be any superhero he wants to be.  There are tutorials for capes, shirts, belts, masks, and cuffs.  Even my little girls would think this was pretty cool.  I’m pretty sure that after seeing this,  one of my kiddos will be begging to be Storm from the X-Men.

Here’s what you need to make the cape and shirt for this costume:

  • Alphabet Templates
  • Lightning Bolt Template
  • Planet Template
  • Star Template
  • Felt or sparkly paper, holographic metallic-effect film, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, in Silver-Shine
  • Small sharp scissors
  • 36-by-36-inch piece of polyester satin (or T-shirt)
  • 24 inches of 1/2-inch chromspun grosgrain ribbon, 5/8 inch, in Neon Orange and Gray
  • Fabric glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Safety pin

Here’s how to make it -> Superhero Costume Tutorial



If superheroes aren’t really your kid’s speed, then how about this adorable owl costume made from a hoodie?  This DIY costume is no-sew, and fairly inexpensive to make.  Thanks Pure Joy Events!

Here’s what you need to make this costume:

  •  a pink hoodie
  • pink and cream fleece (felt will work too)
  •  white glue
  • package of black and orange foam masks (purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts)
  • one sheet of regular copier paper
  • one sheet of white cardstock
  • 1 rosette

Here’s how to make it -> Owl Costume Tutorial with Templates

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