Picture of Classic Batman and Robin Kids' DIY Costumes
We finally have two kids who can walk!  Cue the superheroes.  

Eric always had a preference for the classic, more colorful, goofy blue and grey Batman and Robin.  We also wanted to make sure these retro-inspired costumes looked handmade like the honored grandmothers of the day would have fashioned. ;)    We didn't use any fabric store patterns this year, and we were surprised at the ease in creating these costumes using ready-made t-shirts from Wal-Mart along with a few slightly altered pieces of fabric from our local fabric store.

When all was said and done, we probably spent about $30 per costume.  Happy Hearts.

Here are the materials we used:
  • Red, yellow, and grey plain t-shirts
  • a green t-shirt we already had
  • grey girly stretch pants from Wal-Mart
  • yellow tights
  • blue and green soccer socks
  • cowboy boots that we already had
  • 1/2 yard each of yellow and green Spandex
  • 1/2 yard of blue "stretchy velvet"
  • black and yellow felt that we already had. One sheet of each color would be plenty
  • a very talented grandma who can crochet a batman hat, and the blue yarn
  • blue button for cowl
  • black foam masquerade mask
  • yellow Duck Tape
  • Sharpie
  • 4 AA dead batteries (we suggest you let them die of natural causes)
  • about 20" of 1" wide black nylon strip
  • metal belt buckles

AmandaB39 months ago

Just wanted to thank you for your tutorial. I made costumes for my three boys this Halloween and I was so happy with how they turned out. Things I did different: I made boot covers to wear with tennis shoes, a head cover (that goes under the batman mask I found on amazon), and batman's belt was made with felt instead of tape. :)

eric3dee (author)  AmandaB39 months ago

That looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween costume contest! Can’t wait to see if you win good luck!
eric3dee (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
Thanks! It is certainly an honor :)
I love the crocheted hat! It can also be used for a cold winter's night! :)
eric3dee (author) 1 year ago
Thanks so much! It was a blast to do :)
kalimo1 year ago
This is super cute and super amazing!
Ahhhhhhh! So perfect. Love the photo edits, too! :D