Makedo Batman Costume

About: Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard. Makedo comes to life in collab...

Gotham City may have its infamous caped crusader, but there is no reason why Batman should be limited to the silver screen.
Become a superhero with this Makedo interpretation of the much-loved cult classic. We’ve used cardboard and fabric scraps, paint, string and Makedo parts available at mymakedo.com

Step 1: Cut

To make your Makedo Batman Costume, begin by tracing the provided template on to cardboard. Cut out all the cardboard bits.

Step 2: Score

Use the point end of the Makedo Safe-saw and score along the dotted lines as shown in the template. This is will make folding the cardboard easier. Connect a cardboard strap to the sides of the mask using Makedo Re-clips. Ensure the strap is long enough so that the mask can sit over your eyes.

Step 3: Punch

To make the arm cuffs, connect the two end flaps together using Makedo Re-clips as shown in the image.

Step 4: Connect

For the belt connect a cardboard strap to the sides ensuring that the strap is long enough to wrap around your waist.

Step 5: Hinge

To make the cape, score along the dotted lines as shown in the template. Use the Makedo Lock-hinge on a slight angle and connect it to the centre with Makedo  Reclips. For the shoulders we have used the Makedo Lock-hinges on a right angle to help give some shape.

Step 6: Cape

To complete the cape, connect fabric to the top of the shoulders using Makedo Re-clips. Place the Pin through the cardboard shoulder and Lock-hinges and secure in to place.

Step 7: Build

Finally to complete your superhero look, decorate your costume by adding features such as the bat symbol on your belt buckle. We’ve painted our costume jet black.

Step 8: Complete

Your costume is now ready for action. Wherever there’s a calling for help, put on your costume and share your adventures with us at mymakedo.com.

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