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Coolest Super Heroes Group Costume

by Crystal Cox

Super Heroes Group Costume

Super Heroes Group Costume

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!

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aww, come on, don't say never again. These are awesome. It's just like childbirth - you'll forget all the pain and go on to make more really cool costumes.

Robin's tights
by: Anonymous

Where did you get the right color for Robins tights?

Best Wonder Woman Costume
by: Anonymous

I have never seen an equal to the Wonder Woman costume you have made here. It rivals the authentic costume from the 70's show. It is very flattering.

Very Impressed
by: Anonymous

This is actually the best batman, robin, and wonder women I have ever seen!

Amazing, don't stop your costume making, the world is more fun because of it!

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Coolest Homemade Sid the Science Kid Costume

by Tiffany H.
(The Dalles, Oregon, US)

Homemade Sid the Science Kid Costume

Homemade Sid the Science Kid Costume

Homemade Sid the Science Kid Costume
Homemade Sid the Science Kid Costume
Homemade Sid the Science Kid Costume
Homemade Sid the Science Kid Costume

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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by: jazz

this costume is so awesome ! my daughter and i love Sid the science kid !!!!!!!!!!

how did you make the wig
by: Anonymous

my son loves Sid and I'm looking to make him this costume. Your ideas look great. could I pay you to make the wig?

Please let me know


Oh my! Fabulous work!
by: Anonymous

My 4 yr old is going to be Sid this Halloween. He is so excited! We have everything but the hair. The purple spray didn't work. I am also interested in paying you to make a wig - you did an excellent job. Please contact me at jovncita[at] if you would consider this. Thanks!

Sorry I didnt get to the comments in time
by: Tiffany

Im so sorry i didn't see any of the comments until today. I will email detailed instructions on how i did it if you still want them. once again i am sorry i didnt get to it in time.

Loves it!
by: Heather

I am not sure if you still check this or not, but my son adores Sid and I saw the costume you put together and I just love it! Would you mind emailing me how to make the hat, or I'd be willing to pay you as well. Please email me at

Love it!
by: Andrea

We are also a Sid the Science Kid Family and would be interested in the instruction as well, or paying you to make it! Please contact me at Thanks!

coolest homemade Sid the Science kid costume
by: Elizabeth

I love your costume I think that you did a great job.But I would like to ask you for some more step by step instruction please. This is for my 4year old 5th birthday can email me at

Sid the science Kid Costume
by: Mimi G.

That is just great, I love it, I'm doing my 5 year old sons birthday party of Sid the Science kid, and I was looking around to see how I can dress him up as Sid & I came accross this photo, GREAT JOB MOM!

by: Jessica L

My son is dying to be Sid for Halloween and I've been searching everywhere for the wig. I'd be willing to pay you to make it or if you have detailed instructions, I could give the wig and shoes a try.


Love it! Gotta have it!
by: Anonymous

This is awesome! I've been searching high and low for a sid costume! I'd love to have a copy of the instructions or pay you to help out with the wig.


Great Costume
by: Ashley

This is a great costume! The frist one my 3 year old actually wants to be! Could you please send the wig instructions and/or if you are taking orders?


by: KIm

Love love the sid costume u made i have a 15month old and sid is the only character he loves and wiil only watch him.... I have been trying to figure out who he could be for halloween and sid is the only person he knows ... how did you make that wig and i know everyone asks but are you taking orders for the costume and

The best!!
by: Anonymous

This is to! You nailed it, he look like a walking Sid!! You are very creative! Great job!! My daughter can not get enough of Sid the science kid, I'm going to try and make this for her this Halloween!!

by: mrsbdale

This is so cute. My mom and I have recreated the costume but we are having trouble with the shoes. Can you please post how you completed the task or email me.


Love this!
by: Dani

My son LOVES Sid and we want to be him for Halloween. I was going to twist his hair and spray it purple but I don't want to do that to a two year old so I was wondering if you would make the hair for us. I can be reached at Thank you!

How to make the hair!!!
by: Tiffany H

I would love to help everyone make the wig. However we are a military family and i do not have the supplies i need or a sewing machine so i will give so more detailed instructions.
Supplies: Sewing machine, thread, blue felt, blue stocking cap,pins, and cotton.
1. I cut the felt into squares as big as you want the hair pieces to turn out. I think i did mine 4 fingers wide.
2.fold the square in half and sew up one side and curve it around the top so it is like a finger. (you will turn this inside out and want it to be round at the end.)
3. Turn the pouch inside out and stuff with cotton, then sew across the bottom to keep the cotton in.
4 Get your stocking cap and fit it to your child. just fold up whatever is too big for the child. this will get stretched while sewing so it will not fit tight.
5. Once fitted pin your pouches to the hat just a few in the back and work you way up and around space them apart a little so the wig doesnt look too full. the next row you will try to lay in between the bottom row and so on. i didnt use any strategy for sewing these on and it wasnt pretty. so just fill in your wig. keep trying the hat on your kid to check for size. Have a seam ripper handy because you might have to take some off and place them somewhere else.. Thanks for all your interest in my costume and i wish i could help more.

by: michaela

What patterns did you use for the sweatshirt and pants?

by: Tiffany H

I do not remember what it was called but it is just a kids hooded sweatshirt with a pocket, and the pants was just basic pants no pocket and a stretchy waistband.

I Love This!
by: Tab

My son loves Sid the Science Kid and kind of looks like him but i was looking for a costume and could not find one....i want to know if i can pay you to make one for him?....please let me know!


Hoodie and Pants Pattern
by: Andrea B

I used McCall's #M4644, and I used fleece for both.

Love this forum of creative ideas for SID
by: Granny Anne

This is sooo cool. My 3 year old grandson is also fascinated with Sid the Science Kid and we have been trying to think of how to do the costume! thanks for all of the input and ideas!!! This is so creative! I'll post what comes of this! He also looks like Sid!

Sid the Science Kid Costume
by: Lynette

That is adorable, and so cute on your son. I babysit my grandson and we watch it almost every day. Even though Sid is a tad annoying, we love him. Great idea ... I can't tell your son from the one on TV! ;o)

Great Costume!
by: Leona

I don't know if you still check this but I'd love to get detailed instructions on how to make this. Your costume looks so great! my boyfriend even said, "that's definitely Sid!"

Best Sid Costume!
by: Ginger

This costume is awesome! Could you please let me know if you'd be interested in making one to sell? My daughter wants to be Sid for Halloween, and there are no costumes anywhere, and I can't sew a button!



Making the costume
by: Anonymous

Sorry I just had a baby and would not be able to complete a costume before halloween.

by: Anonymous

I'm sorry. Could you please give me a little more detail on how to make the shoes please? I showed this costume to my son and now there are no other costumes in the world! :) Thank you!

by: Tiffany

for the shoes you will need
red felt- don't remember how many sheets i think 3 but maybe 4 to be safe.
spray adhesive
white string- i used a shoelace
hard soled slippers- any color (if you can find red you wouldn't have to cover them with felt)

cut the pieces of felt for the toe and heel and strap if there is one.
spray the slipper with the glue and apply the felt.
once the slipper is covered glue 2 pieces of shoelace to the toe for the "laces"
now use the hem tape to go around the slipper to outline the sole.

Love! Can you email me details?!
by: Christie

I want to make this costume for my son. Could you email me details?

by: Alex

When was this post posted? I am trying to get a Sid the Science Kid microphone for my son and I can only find it on Amazon for $400!

Reply Aout Microphone
by: Tiffany

I bought the microphone at the local Fred Meyer in 2010. That is crazy that these are not around anymore for a reasonable price.

by: Anonymous

This is awesome and creative. My son loves Sid and wants to be Sid for Halloween I had no Idea were to start. Adorable!!

by: Anonymous

This is awesome and creative. My son loves Sid and wants to be Sid for Halloween I had no Idea were to start. Adorable!!

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Coolest Homemade Silver Surfer Superhero Costume

by RIck R.
(Olympia, Wa)

Homemade Silver Surfer Superhero Costume

Homemade Silver Surfer Superhero Costume

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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by: Abigail Silva

this is so cool. u look awesome

Phenomenal job!
by: Anonymous

That's dedication, my friend. Terrific.

by: Frank

Hey what body paint did you use? Your costume looks awesome!

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