A few years back I made superhero costumes for our kids with each of their initials. To this day, they still play with the capes and woosh around the house. Since Kate is new around here, I made her a little costume of her own. 🙂
It was easy, made from a t-shirt, and completely no sew! My kind of costume.
- white onesie or t-shirt
- large letter stickers
- Tulip Color Shot Instant Fabric Color
- painter’s tape
- solid color t-shirt
- hot glue gun + glue
How to Make It:
I was going to make a stencil, but wanted to find an easier way. I found these stickers near the scrapbooking supplies.
To make the the superhero monogram shirt, take your white onesie or t-shirt. Stick your letter sticker on it, place a piece of cardboard in between the front and back of the shirt, and apply painters tape to make a box around the letter. Add more painters tape to protect the shirt from over spray.
This Tulip fabric spray had such a vibrant color! It was also easy to wash and left the shirt still feeling soft, almost like like I dyed the fabric.
Use a kids’ t-shirt to make your cape and accessories. I used a youth small to make a baby sized cape, use an adult sized t-shirt for older children.
1. Turn the shirt so the back is facing you, this will be the cape. Cut your sleeves off with a diagonal cut.
2. Cut the sides of the cape, separating the front from the back.
3. Separate the front from the back and cut along the neck of the t-shirt.
4. Ta-da! You have a cape.
Take the scraps from the front of the shirt to make a headband, wristbands, and ankle bands. I tied a long rectangular strip to make the headband, then hot glued four smaller rectangles together make the wrist bands.
My kids have mostly been undecided on costumes this year. After they saw Kate, I think we’ll be doing superheros again. 🙂
This post was sponsored by Michaels Stores. I am a Michaels Makers project creator and was provided with store credit to purchase products for this post. All ideas and opinions are my own, and I only recommend products I use or would purchase again.