My son is really into superheros right now. He started asking for a superhero costume yesterday. Given that he's three and impatient, I needed something quick and easy. Here's what I came up with:
I took one 2x mens t-shirt and cut it straight down the sides, removing the sleeves.
Then I cut off the front panel, leaving the neck band and a 3-4 inch curved section attached for the
front. That way there's no ties so he can put it on himself.
Finally I cut the front panel into three long strips. One got holes for the eyes and tied around his head for the mask. The other two I sewed together at one of the narrow ends. I tied it around his waist for the sash.
The mask is getting a little stretched out, but he likes the bigger eye holes, so that's working out well.
Now he's wanting a Batman costume, too, so I'll need to locate a black t-shirt soon. I'll try to remember next time to take pictures of the process and post them for visual reference.
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