Coolest Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

My 4 year old daughter decided that she wanted me to be Wonder Woman for Halloween. I decided to make my own costume of Wonder Woman after seeing that the version they had at the Halloween stores were not as exact as the real Wonder Woman. I wanted to look exactly like her. So I started off by getting a plain red tube top with a built in bra to make it easier to put the eagle. I then bought 1 yard of brown vinyl and sprayed it gold (with Krylon gold spray paint). I drew out the eagle template on a white card stock paper.

After cutting out the template I then used it to cut the gold vinyl. I then put the red tube shirt on (this had to be the most difficult part because I didn’t have a mannequin) and before gluing with a hot glue gun, I placed the pieces to make sure they were on the correct place (I had help from my husband for this part). Making sure I didn’t burn myself and to not get glue on the shirt was difficult. After that was done and well glued, I then went on to the belt and did the same thing as the eagle (I cut out the pattern on card stock paper first). I ended up just gluing the top front of the belt onto the shirt so that it wouldn’t stick out and leaving the two flaps loose so I can be able to put it as tight or loose as I wanted. At the ends of the straps I sowed two pieces of Velcro to each strap and that completed my top.

For the bottom piece I found a high waist blue under wear and bought iron on stars (white). The stars didn’t stick too well after trying it on so I had to in and hot glue them back on (this was the easiest part).

As for the cape, Wonder Woman’s cape has a red side then blue and white stripes then another red stripe at the end. I got the pattern from a vampire cape I had from last year’s Halloween. I bought red, blue and white fabric (about 1.5 yard each). I cut out half the cape with red fabric and used that same pattern to cut out the blue and white fabric. I put the red aside and for the blue and white I cut out three strips. I then laid out the red (which is half the cape) then blue strip, white strip, blue strip, etc. I didn’t have a sewing machine with me so I bought iron on adhesive tape. I used that to stick together the edges of each strips. I did that carefully so that they can all be exactly the same length. This part is not so hard you just have to be patient and precise. Before I did the seam, I added a red silk string to each side to be able to tie the cape around my neck. Then I seamed all the edges. I also bought gold, blue and red stars to glue to the cape (Iron on).

I did the head band and the cuffs out of the gold vinyl material. For the head piece I put elastic on the back. For the cuffs I used Velcro at the ends for the closure. And the red stars are iron on stars which I hot glued them because an iron would’ve burnt the vinyl material.

I bought red boots and used white electrical tape to add the stripe in the front of the boots and around the top. I used electrical tape so that it wouldn’t ruin the boot (they are suede). I bought a yard of gold/beige rope, rolled it up and glued it onto the belt.

I went to a Halloween party with my Wonder Woman costume and everyone was amazed. I did my hair just like her and wore blue contacts (my eyes are brown). I acted out scenes from the show and all. I ended up winning first place in the costume contest!! Some lady even asked where I bought my costume and after I told her I made it she was even more amazed. People kept coming up to me telling me they were cheering for me so loud, they were the loudest in the room.

I was proud that my hard work paid off. I worked on this for about two weeks until 12 midnight. I have two little kids and work full time so it was a little challenging but I love creating so I didn’t mind at all. (Some of the steps might be a little confusing but I hope this inspires and helps someone who would want to create their own wonder woman costume).

Thank you so much for your interest in my story!

Coolest Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Coolest Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Coolest Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Coolest Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Coolest Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Coolest Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Coolest Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

Coolest Homemade Wonder Woman Costume