If you ask Luke what his name is he’ll answer…”super Luke” and has done this for quite some time! So this year for Halloween I wanted to create a costume for him that he would have some fun making with me and would fit his personality and what he’s currently into at this age. Yes, I could have easily just gone out and bought a superman costume but where’s the fun in that?! I also have to preface this post by saying that I am really NOT that crafty….I can do simple things on the sewing machine with instructions and help from my mom but I always do simple crafts with easy and clear instructions that anyone can do! I still have a half finished home made shopping seat cover that I attempted to do when Luke was a baby…it wasn’t as easy as I had hoped and I abandoned it. This costume was SUPER easy and I did it with Luke and Julian in an evening last week…probably while Emma was nursing because lets face it the more kids you have the more you multi task! Thankfully she is easy enough that I can latch her on and keep moving!
There are a ton of easy and fun costumes you can make for the kids and these days it’s easy to get inspiration from Pinterest! Luke already had his fantastic cape from his Auntie Dwan that she found at Target but there are so many websites that you can get a free template to make your own cape and personalize it for your son/daughter. Luke wanted the lightning theme to match his cape so I searched and found a lighting bolt template on the Martha Stewart website to print for free. She has templates for girl and boy super hero costumes and we also got the mask template from Martha Stewart.
All I needed was a plain white shirt, that I found at Wal Mart for $3 and Julian found the red pants that were a part of a PJ set that we will re-use for PJs since we can always use PJs! My mom had the red felt and I simply printed out the template and cut them out on the red felt and used fabric fusion glue that I got at the craft store for a couple dollars to glue the red lightning bolt on the front of the t-shirt. The same with the mask, I just traced the mask onto the red felt and cut it out. I made little holes in the sides of the mask and used an elastic band I already had but you could easily use any type of ribbon on hand. The belt was also made from the red felt and Julian used some silver duct tape and drew a lightning bolt on for the buckle. We had velcro tabs that stuck onto the felt and voila….a simple belt that was done in minutes!