I love homemade Halloween costumes – I love the creativity and teamwork that goes into them, I love that no one else will have the same costume – but most of all, I love that my mom sews my girls costumes (I took a few sewing classes in my youth but never exactly excelled!).
This year, Charlotte and Amelia wanted to be Superheros – Wonder Woman and Batgirl, to be exact – and I was determined to make the costumes as simple (yet cute) as possible. With inspiration photos in tow, my mom and I went to the fabric store for felt and various accoutrements.
Wonder Woman's costume was made from red and white felt and Velcro. We found blue boxer shorts in the boys section of Target and adorned them with white felt stars. Gold paper was reinforced with clear mailing tape and used for the cut out stars on the top, crown and belt. Simple gold rope was looped and secured with more Velcro on the inside of the shorts. A stroke of genius on my husband's part!
Batgirl's costume was even simpler. A black turtleneck leotard and black leggings were transformed into Superhero status with bright yellow and black felt. The "boots," which will be worn over Amelia's regular shoes, were the most time consuming part of the whole costume. My sister, Sarah, gave Amelia the cape for her birthday (the other side has a princess crown on it).
The girls adore their costumes, which is really all that matters. Amelia told me today, in all seriousness, that she wants to go to Superhero college when she grows up so she can be the real Batgirl one day. I would like to go to Superhero college as well. Happy Halloween....