For Halloween this year he wanted to be Stupendous Man, which is Calvin's superhero alter-ego in the strip.
I was excited about his choice this year because 1) it was awesome, and 2) it was super easy. The costume consists of the following:
- Hobbes Doll - Optional. You can make one with the pattern I've included in my Hobbes Doll instructable linked above.
- Red shirt with black stripes
- Black pants
- Red Cape
- Superhero cowl - Use my child-sized superhero cowl pattern. If you need a bigger one, follow my instructions in step 3 to make a cowl pattern for adults and especially fat-headed children.
Step 1: Calvin's shirt and pants
I purchased a new red t-shirt for my son for about $3. Using a black permanent marker and a ruler I drew lines on the shirt every 2 inches on the front, back, and sleeves.
We had some black pants that he wore, although any dark-colored pants would have been fine.