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Superhero Costume.

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I'm going to show you how to make a super cool Superhero Costume out of an old 'T'shirt. You can wear yourself or give as a present to a dad or a granddad. Better still you could get together and make a costume each. 

 It has an eye mask, a cape with a logo and wristbands with imaginary gadgets. Mine is made out of a pink 'T'shirt as a lot of my old 'T'shirts are pink, but of course you can use any colour 'T'shirt you like!

This is the kind of present anyone's dad would love. He could wear it while he has a special Father's Day dinner, playing in the garden or just watching TV.
 
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Step 1: What you will need.

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An adult size 'T'shirt. The one I'm using is a UK size 12 but the bigger the better really. Ask someone if they have an old one you could use or buy one very cheaply in a supermarket or chain clothes shop.
Scissors.
A largeish roll of tape for drawing around.
A marker pen.
Some paper.
A piece of felt about 14cm by 20cm that matches your 'T'shirt for logos.
Another piece of felt about 10cm by 20cm, any colour.
Thread to match your 'T'shirt and logo felt.
A needle.
Some pins.
Two safety pins.
A ruler.

Step 2: Prepare the 'T'shirt.

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The diagrams show you how to cut up the 'T'shirt. In diagram a. the dotted lines show where to cut. 

1. Cut in from the neck along the shoulder seam.

2. Cut the sleeves off around the seam.

3. Cut down the side seams.

4. Cut the hem off the FRONT piece only.

Diagram b. shows what pieces you should have.
Love it!
Kip652 years ago
This is so awesome! I love your innovation and refashioning !
orvis3 years ago
Wonderful! The instructable is clear and wonderfully documented, the idea is great, and it's quite a resourceful and effective creation from so few components. Very nice!
Cool. I like the mask. My kids already have their own personalized capes, but we will be making the mask. They'll love it.
Holloughby (author)  mattbrown7773 years ago
Yay great! :D
Wow... Great job... slightly atypical Father's Day colours but very cool nonetheless... my dad has the watching tv super power too... Thanks for sharing!
andycyca3 years ago
Neat! I was just looking for a way to reuse old t-shirts, this is perfect! Easy for beginners like me.

Another idea: sewing the logo to the front of another plain t-shirt (that way anyone can open their button shirt a-la-superman revealing their superhero identity)
Holloughby (author)  andycyca3 years ago
Hey, Thanks!

Yeah! Your other 'T'shirt idea is so great! I should make one for my dad. :D
mary candy3 years ago
Nice!!!
feistydonut3 years ago
This is such a cute and creative idea! I will be trying it, thanks for adding.
Holloughby (author)  feistydonut3 years ago
Thanks! Glad you like it! :D