Some pictures do not coordinate with the instructions. They are examples of the technique that I have used.
-red shoe laces
-men’s dancer’s belt (optional)
-black long sleeve shirt
-plastic masquerade mask
Step 1: Shoes
Option 1) You can choose to spray or paint them. If you do this route, i suggest hand painting, because you will have a better chance of matching your shoes to your actual costume. If you do this, those shoes are now deemed your “costume shoes” FORVER!
Option 2) If you want to save your shoes for actual daily life use, consider covering the whole boot in masking tape, and then
covering your boot in craft foam. Take a hair dryer or heating gun and warm some craft foam. It will then bend and mold to your boot within reason. Cut the shapes along the natural seam of the shoe as you glue your pieces. Later, take a thin piece of foam and glue it over the seams to make it appear as one solid boot.
For this, we were really lazy and just spray painted the boots and added red laces.
Step 2: Pants, Shirt, Belt
Just get some black tights, and consider wearing a dancer’s belt if you don’t want the outline of your junk in pictures.
SHIRT: (1st pic)
underneath is a black long sleeve shirt. Over that is a Red short sleeve shirt with a few alterations. Cut off the sleeves along the seam. then i used a sewing machine and some black thread to make a line down the middle, and two on the side. I split the shirt down the middle from the bottom about a quarter inch
Belt: (2nd pic):
Cut 5-7 pieces for parts A and B out of cardboard. it will just depend on your waist..cut 1 piece of C and D from cardboard as well.. C and D will have the same diameter. Glue D on top of C.. Glue all the pieces to a black piece of fabric and then safety pin it around your waist.
Symbol (3rd pic)
cut out the pieces below in the designated color of craft foam. A and B are the same diameter. C should fit inside B. Glue all pieces together. C on top of B on top A. *the symbol goes on YOUR LEFT side btw..
Step 3: Gloves (Gauntlets and Hand)
This costume was made prior to learning how to make foam gauntlets. Had i known, i would have gone the foam route.
We ended up make everything from cardboard.. If you do decide to go the cardboard route, you need to either paint the gauntlets green, or cover them in green fabric like we did.
cut two long strips (A) that will fit around your width of your wrist and the length of your forearm. Cut two smaller pieces for the spikes that stick out (B). Follow the diagram and glue strips A together. Glue B pieces to one end. Put velcro on each side. and close around your forearm.
Hand (pic 2)
For the hands, we should have just bought green gloves! .. but we chose to make things a bit more difficult. we actually sewed gloves.. So spread your hand as wide as possible on your fabric, and make a SLIGHTLY LARGER outline. This is to compensate for the fabric when it wraps around your fingers/ hand.Do it twice per hand. Sew together. Remember to leave enough fabric to cover your wrist so your skin will not show underneath your gauntlet.
Step 4: CAPE/HOOD
Fold the hood in half so you find the center of it.. Match it up to the center of your cape. Pin it together and then sew it. add a button to the neck area and make a hole on the other side.
*when i make a button hole, i take a needle and thread and just go around the hole a couple of times so it gives it a bit more support from tearing.
Step 5: Mask
Step 6: FINISHED
That should be it. Take some great pics Boy Wonder.
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Links to other costumes in pictures