Even though Wonder Woman is a very popular costume, I knew that no one would have one like mine. I throw a Halloween Costume party because I love costumes. Costumes are voted on by categories in our contest.  My friends could not believe I made every part of my costume and were raving about it all night. I don’t like to win at my own party but there was no competition when it came to the categories of “Best Homemade” and “Overall Best” I couldn’t accept two, so I took Best Homemade because that was what I was most proud of.

If you’re looking for a cheap homemade costume, this is not the one. I always spend way more on costumes, but all extra supplies get stored in my craft area and I’ll use them later.

After much research I modeled my costume after multiple Wonder Womans: comic book and Lynda Carter’s.

I tried to keep it authentic but chose pieces I liked the most.

Store-bought items:

  • Corset was plain red bought off Amazon.
  • Shorts (I felt too exposed in underwear/briefs) off Amazon
  • White Boots off Amazon
  • Foam, paint, material at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.
  • Spray Paint and Lasso is rope from Home Depot

Handmade pieces:

Tiara, cuffs, eagle chest piece, belt and loop, cape.

The chest piece is glued to my corset, the belt was added the day of. (Check Step 1)

My boyfriend (who is a much better spray painter than I ) taped up my boots to where they needed to be white and sprayed the rest candy apple red.

Stars on shorts are pieces I cut out from foam..

The CAPE was the most difficult but my favorite part.  I’m glad I decided to make it.

*MESS UP NOTE: I didn’t realize until looking at pictures later, that I put my belt on upside down. No one noticed at least!

Foam Tiara, Eagle, Belt and Cuffs

The headpiece, chest piece, and belt with loop are all made from foam. I followed many steps from this tutorial I found on Pinterest.

I found that heating wasnt fully necessary for molding but did work. The layer before painting was needed, as I didn’t do this before painting the star or cuffs and they needed many coats as paint soaks into foam. I didn’t use the wax stuff or distress the color either.

The rub n buff really made for a nice golden color.

As most craft foam comes in max 2 ft in length I ordered a large 5 foot one online so my belt was a solid piece around.

I forgot to take pictures of the steps on the belt, but they are basically the same as the other two.

Make your design, copy onto foam, follow steps.

The Cape!

I don’t consider myself a full novice sewer, but I don’t feel I am super skilled in it either. The cape was VERY difficult.

I used this YouTube picture tutorial for guidance:

I used Polysatin material. I did do the French seam for the look. As I didn’t have anything big enough I taped newspaper together to get my cape mapped out. I made a 5×10 foot semicircle. Sewing took many many hours.

I attached foam sticky stars. If I use this cape again, I will glue on my own stars like my shorts, as these stickers ripped my hair out all night.

Everyone loved my cape, and I loved twirling in it!