Lady A and her friends plan on trick or treating this year as super heroes. They have each picked out someone fun to portray and purchased or made costumes. When we went to the local party store to check out the costumes, the Wonder Woman Costume was going to ring up to the tune of $50 buckaroos. It was totally cheesy and way to sexy for my 13-year-old. It was time to put my sewing skills to the test!
Wonder Woman Costume
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- long sleeve red tee Cost: $11.oo on sale at Target
- blue satin fabric $0 grabbed from my stash
- 1″ elastic $0 it was left over from my simple skirt project
- 1/4″ elastic $0 on hand
- 2 empty toilet paper rolls $0 reclaimed from recycle bin
- gold felt $0 left over from a past project
- white & gold paint $0 pulled from kids craft closet
- a few feet of yellow rope $0 pulled from garage
- silver duct tape $0 had on hand
- red duct tape $3.79 Wamart
- poster board $0 reclaimed old project
- sharpie marker $0 in drawer
Total Cost: under $14.oo
- sewing machine
- paint brush
- baby hem presser foot
- iron and ironing board
Basic Skirt Instructions:
- Prep blue satin fabric by painting white stars on it. I created and printed a star shape using clip art in word. I know, totally random but I wanted them to all look the same – ish! Trace around them and paint. Totally easy!
- To create the skirt, I basically used the simple skirt tutorial for the pattern and just made the following adjustments: added some fullness to the width and added 1 1/2″ to the length.
- Using my baby hem presser foot, I put a quick hem along the bottom edge. This was super quick and I LOVE the way it turned out!
- Fold fabric matching right sides and straight stitch from waist to hem, this will form a tube. Press seam open.
- Fold over and press the waistline 1 1/2″ towards the wrong side of skirt. Straight stitch all around leaving a 1″ opening. Tunnel elastic through and stitch together. Close opening.
- Cut shape from card stock and paint gold. Glue red star to the center. (Headband measures 11″ long x 3″ tall at center.)
- Measure around your head and cut elastic to fit. Stitch elastic in place along each side.
- Cut out Wonder Woman symbol from gold/yellow felt. Then draw with black marker the outlines.
- Position and straight stitch in place. Lady A liked the shirt so, we used large basting stitch for easy removal.
- Measure your waist and create the same shape as the headband from gold/yellow felt. I used 2 layers.
- Stitch top and bottom together with matching thread.
- Add velcro closure at back.
* My felt was not long enough and needed to be pieced together at side seams.
Add rope and you are good to go.
- Cut toilet paper rolls down the length and cover in silver duct tape.
We are still working on these but they will be made from poster board and red duck tape in a shin guard style. Will add a few pictures once complete.
Lady A is SUPER excited with the way that it her costume turned out. I can not wait to see her dressed with full hair and some make up next week!
What do you think? How did I do? Plus, I would love to know…. is your Halloween handmade or store-bought? I would love to hear all about it!
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