My brother which is the one dressed as Batman is a huge Batman and Robin fan. He had read in wizard magazine about a contest for homemade costumes and he wanted to enter it. First it started as him and my son Blake as Robin then he talked me into being Wonder Woman.
We thought this would be fairly easy and cheap but turns out it was not easy or cheap. We don't know how to sew besides by hand. My husband's grandma made the capes.
We bought my boots and Robin's gloves and everything else hot glued and imagination. We tried really hard to match exactly to the 1966 authentic costumes.
We made the Robin shoe with swim shoes cover in funky foam and hot glue. We spray painted the Batman boots and Batman gloves. The Batcowl was probably the hardest to make. We used a ball cap and cut off the bill then with clay we made a mold of his face. Then we stretched the material over and glued.
At times I wanted to throw my hands up but we finally finished and swore NEVER AGAIN!
My son loves Sid the Science Kid and I could not find a costume to buy so I got creative. For the wig I bought some blue felt, a stocking cap and some cotton stuffing, I sewed a bunch of little pockets then stuffed them with the cotton stuffing and sewed them randomly around the stocking cap until it was completely filled in.
I found a pattern for a hooded sweatshirt with a pocket and the pants, I used a heavy fleece fabric for the sweatshirt and a flannel material for the pants since it gets a little cold around here on Halloween. For the shoes I used blue slippers and covered them in red felt so they looked big and fluffy like Sid's shoes. I bought the Sid the Science kid microphone and a blue backpack and then I added an iron on Sid the Science kid to the backpack.
He loves his homemade Sid the science kid costume and looks so cute in it.
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I love Halloween and always try to come up with funny/original ideas that I just can't get in costume stories. This year I came up with the silver surfer because it would be truly daring if I actually pulled it. The year before I did Destro from G.I. Joe and really liked how the silver paint stayed on so I thought I would use more of it a year later.
I shaved all my hair on my body and painted it silver. I spray painted a Speedo swim suit silver and aqua socks so I didn't have to walk around the bar barefoot. I got contacts to make my eyes mostly white (the silver surfer has black eyes but those contacts were like $300 bucks), I got crazy looks from people all night anyway.
Total Cost for my homemade Silver Surfer Superhero costume: $100.
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