Last Minute Halloween Costume – Superman (aka SuperMom!)

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So every year I say to myself, “Self, it’s fine, you don’t need a Halloween costume. The holiday is really just for the kids, who cares if you have one? You don’t really love dressing up anyway.”  So I focus on O and have a lot of fun figuring out his, and then, without fail, at the last minute, I realize all my friends are dressing up and I get all worried about being a big party pooper. This year I knew we had both a Halloween parade and a Halloween party at O’s music school to go to where one set of parents were dressing up in full size Mickey & Minnie costumes, so I figured I could at least put a little effort into it.

I decided to be SuperMom (thank you Pinterest for providing me with a thousand good ideas!) because I already have most of the things you need for the costume, all I had to figure out was a superman shirt to go under my button up shirt. So I went to Target, the most magical place in the world.  I headed to the men’s department because I thought I had seen a whole section of novelty tshirts up there and it turned out, Hallelujah! They had a superman shirt! Unfortunately it was $12.99 and they only had Men’s XL.  As I am known to do, I said to myself, “Self, you can just make your own Superman shirt for less. Don’t spend $12.99 for a shirt that’s way too big and you’re going to have to cut up and sew to fit!” Then I turned around and there, a couple shelves over, were plain tshirts for only $6.99! And they happened to have perfect superman blue! I grabbed a Small and headed home to raid my craft closet. (Wish I had looked early enough to order this!)

I was hoping somewhere I had some red and yellow fabric but the best I could come up with was half a 9 x 12 sheet of red craft felt and even less yellow felt. But I made it work and guess what? It turned out cute!

To make my Superman logo, I first sketched it out on a piece of paper. If you can see the fold lines on the paper, I was too lazy to go get a ruler so this was my quick and easy way to make sure the shape I drew was symmetrical and even! It worked out perfectly!

 

Last Minute Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red Window

Then I taped the paper to the felt and carefully cut it out with an exacto knife.

Last Minute DIY Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red WindowI had the red S shape then I just needed to figure out how to add the yellow.

Last Minute DIY Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red Window

If I had more yellow felt I would have just cut one big yellow shape and glued it behind the red. But I didn’t have enough. So I ended up using the cut out parts of my paper stencil to cut little yellow pieces that fit into the red like a puzzle. I don’t totally recommend this method because it was kind of a pain in the you know what.  But it ended up working.

Last Minute DIY Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red Window Last Minute DIY Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red Window Last Minute DIY Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red WindowWhen I had all the yellow filled it, I flipped the Superman logo over and went over all the seams with some fabric glue. Make sure it dries clear!Last Minute DIY Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red Window Last Minute DIY Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red Window

When it was dry, I sewed it onto my tshirt with red thread and I was done!!

Last Minute DIY Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red Window Last Minute DIY Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red WindowWhat do you think? Cute costume idea?

Last Minute DIY Superman Halloween Costume from Little Red Window

p.s. I NEVER wear my glasses in real life but obviously glasses are required for the costume, so this is like a once in a lifetime pic!

 

 

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