thought I’d write about some of the costumes I’ve made in the past.
I needed a Batgirl costume as part of a group of friends who were all going as Batman characters, but I didn’t have a ton of money to spend on it, or a lot of time. I did, however, have a lot imagination! First, I looked through my closet to see what I could use. I found a black long-sleeved dance leotard, black tights, and some short black workout shorts. Batgirl also needs a mask with ears, a cape, a belt, boots, and gloves.
You’d be amazed what you can make with felt! I made a belt and arm bands with yellow felt. I had a friend help me make some felt boot covers.
All you have to do for those is cut out a shape that roughly boot-shaped and big enough for your foot. Sew up the back and the front, but leave the top and bottom open. I attached some elastic to the bottom to hold them in place, kind of like stirrup pants.
I used yellow kitchen gloves, and had a friend help me sew a bat emblem on my chest. Because my chest stretched the leotard a bit, I wanted to be in the leotard when I attached the emblem. Otherwise, the fabric would pull strangely and not look right.
Finally, I made a black mask much like the one for my Batman costume, and borrowed a friend’s black swimming cap (optional). I made the same kind of cape as the Batman costume, only I made this one blue instead of black.
I’ve already published the first part of this 3-part post, and next I’ll write about how I made another member of a group costume–Toad from Mario Brothers.