Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wonder Woman Costume

I finally finished K's Halloween costume. I would like to tell you that it was fun and easy and quick, but I'd be lying. In theory, it should have been all of those things, but I had to redo almost every part of this costume due to some small problem or another. I'm just really relieved that it's done and I'm super proud of how it turned out!

Warning to all family members...if you want to see her in her costume for the first time in person, don't read any further!

Here it is!!

I could just die from the cuteness.

 I made the headband like the Cinderella one on Make It and Love It here.

I made the wrist bands and belt using the same concept, except that they attach with metal snaps so she can't rip them off :)

The top was a "make it up as I go along" project for sure. I cut a rectangular piece out of a knit shirt and used stitch witchery to hide the raw edges. I put 3 metal snaps on the back so it would be easy to get on. Then I tried it on her and it fell off. Oops. So I went back in and put a piece of elastic along the top seam to make it tighter. Perfect!

I printed the Wonder Woman symbol off the internet, traced it onto Heat-n-Bond, and ironed it onto the shirt. I sewed clear bra straps onto it to make sure it stayed up when she's crawling.

I made the bottom part from a diaper cover that came with a skirt and appliqued white stars all over it. The "boots" are a pair of socks from Target. I cut about an inch off the top, then added a strip of white knit fabric along the top and a stripe along the front.

I made her golden lasso (that makes men tell the truth, apparently) by braiding several strands of gold yarn together.

And there you have it - the cutest Wonder Woman ever!

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  1. Oh. My. Goodness.

    I just died from the cuteness.

  2. Oh my gosh! She is so adorable in her costume. You did a great job!

  3. Ok, usually I wouldn't even click on this post 1) because i have a boy and why would i need to see a wonder woman costume? 2) because my son's costume is already done --but I saw that first picture and I HAD to click over! WOW! Not only is that costume amazing but LOOK AT THE CUTIE WEARING IT! FOR CUTENESS FOR SURE!!! Great job!

  4. OH MY!!! I love it!! That is so cute! You did an amazing job. I want you to make the boys costumes next year. Way better then store bought costumes. Great job!

  5. What a great costume!!! Your little girl is so beautiful. Hope you had a great halloween!!

  6. omg too die for, my nephew is having a "hero" theme party & can not seem too find a costume its either too expensive or not cute, are you intrested in selling this too me? my daughter is months?