My bat costume has so fun to make! I cut up one umbrella and sewed the halves to a black long sleeved shirt. I removed the stick from the umbrella and carefully sliced the rest of the umbrella in half. I sewed the umbrella to my shirt, and let the metal poles stick out of the armpit area in the back. I tied the poles together in a loose bundle so I can still move freely but they will be out of the way.
Then I made ears out of paper and wore a black skirt. I love to sew so this was a fun project. The wings stay folded down at my side when my arms are down and I can function pretty well in this costume. This is a great costume and only cost me about $15.00 to create. I can’t wait to go to parties in this awesome bat costume!