Because you need one, even if you don't know it yet.

I would just like to warn everyone that this instructable includes lots of bad photography. I started working on this cape at about... hmm... 12 AM. Therefore, no natural lighting, and no good lighting in the apartment.

I really must remedy this.

Fighting crime during the night is really hard right now.

But anyway - this cape was made because my friend Josh and I decided he needed one. Josh will henceforth be known as JOSHMAN. The only thing I asked was that he pose for stupid pictures in the cape if I made it.

I think we accomplished that quite well. Jeff and Seth even got in on the action.

Step 1: Supplies needed to fight crime in style.

You will need:
  • a sewing machine complete with thread
  • ribbon
  • 2 colors of heavyweight fabric (felt) - step three will explain how much you need.
  • nice, sharp scissors
  • a yard stick
  • something to mark the fabric with (a ballpoint pen will work)
  • an iron

And, if you'd like to personalize the cape by putting your name on the back, you will need:
  • contrasting fabric
  • some sort of double sided fusible webbing suitable for applique - Steam-A-Seam is a popular brand name.
Great tutorial! One question though; Did that guy get dumpster juice on is head when he was picking up that trash can?
Thankfully, no, as it was full of old irrelevant media and not nacho cheese :D
i swear to protect the people of instructables (even though is sotempting to destroy)with my new super powers and i will do it in fashionwith my new cape da da da daaaaa
Ahhhh! Now that's what I call a cool super hero!!!
ayy yo youz fly like superman. hit me up so we can hook up lata sexy beast
Give me a few days and Joshman might be facing Max Falcon... *laughs evilly* (In other words, it's inspired me to create one myself)
She dawns her cape and immediately becomes Joshman ! ( <sub>probably not, but it was worth a shot</sub> ) <br/>
Ahem. Don.
J/K :-)
Nicely done.<br/><br/><sub><sup>Do you work at walmart?<sub><sup></sup></sub></sup></sub><br/>
Nope. At a used bookstore. :)
Do you mean the store sells used-books, or that its a used-bookstore.
We sell used books and other media.
I LOVE Half-Price books.
Huh, it sure looked like a walmart from the picture...
Hahaha, what picture? Now I'm confused.
The one where Josh is behind the building. Those bricks look precisely like a walmart...
......o-0 you are VERY observant :P, do you work at walmart?
Who, me? No, I don't work at walmart. I guess I just notice stuff. I shocked the librarian the other day by telling her how nice her new glasses were...
Nope, if you look behind him it says "Half Price Books" on the door. We're built into a strip center very close to that big jerk, though.
are you not a little bit to old for that <(*-*)> lol
You're never too old to have fun! Or look really stupid. :D
my god man you are ammazzinnnggg especialy the guy with the beard!!
My son will say AWESOME.
thanks for the wonderful instructions, everyone needs to know how to build a cape. I can think of a few situations in my life where i wish i had a cape, LOL.
Does this mean we have to start doing Joshman superhero projects?<br/><br/><sub><sup>I could do a Josharang...</sup></sub><br/>
Just make a boomerang with a beard!
Hmmm...<br/><br/>I<em>think</em> I have some plywood left...<br/>
Is that your boyfriend? :o
None of the above are my boyfriend. You can see his feet in step 8, though.
I never had you down as a white-socks-guy kind of girl.<br/><br/><sub>Or is he a lot older than you?</sub><br/>
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's JOSHMAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Awesome :D (If I say any more, JOSHMAN may come and defeat me)
He'd probably just push you down and then giggle, actually. :D
Push you down and giggle, LOL.
What? Is it a sexual innuendo or something?
NO. it just tickled my funny bone, is all.
I dunno but the 14th pic looks like the Joshman is having too much fun putting out the campfire...
MMMmm mmmmmmmmmm the superhero with the glasses is absolutely gorgeous.
Awesome!! Truley <strong>AWESOME!!!</strong><br/><br/>Where has this I'ble been all my life??!!<br/><br/>All my life I have lacked a certain something, never could work it out. <br/>I would have fun jumping off things as much as the next bloke.. <br/>It gave me a thrill and sometimes even a buzz. I wanted more though, much more.<br/><br/>A lil' flair, something special, something unique. <br/><br/>Something red and something blue. Something &quot;Oh..! I want to look, as fab as you!!&quot;.<br/><br/><ul class="curly"><li>LftnDbt runs into the other room with a leap and a bound.</li><br/></ul>Oh yeah!! I'm sooo making me a cape!!<br/><br/>Nice work Jessy!<br/>
nacho libre!
no way! you work at half price books? that store is awesome :D also, neato 'ible. i already have the beard, now i need a cape. seems like i came to the right place :P
Please do an instructables on how to make a sweet beard like that.
Haha, at first it looked like one of those drawstring-trashbags tied around his neck, maybe pick something other than yellow ribbon. It's nice to know that even superheroes wear a helmet when riding a bike. I have to make my kid a Wonderpets cape. You should design the offical Instructables cape for the incorrigibles, ahem, instructables members here.
Jooooosh. The Joshmaaaaaaaaaahaahan. He's the joshmaaaahaaaahaaaan. He's the joshmaaaaaahaaaaeaean. (smosh boxman reference)
AWESOME!!! I so want a cape to wear when I ride my bike! Excellent instructable Jessy! :D
I like your kittehs!
Double thank yous! :D
Double your welcomes! And Josh looks like a bear in a cape.. :P

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