These capes are amazing! Made from just one t-shirt, you don’t have to do any sewing (unless you want to) and they can be ready within 10 minutes. Plus they’re upcycled so you can feel extra green and pious. Thanks goes to eastcoastmommy for this and she has loads of other costume ideas on her blog too.
First find your t-shirt. This is one of the husbands old ones that we’ve decided to re-purpose (aside: why does he insist on keeping t-shirts that have holes in them?). Lay it flat and then cut the sleeves off. This is really easy to do, just follow the seams round. Cut up both sides of the shirt so that it can be opened out. Finally, separate the front and back, following the neck line around the front and leaving in tact.
The shoulders on this one weren’t sitting quite right so I trimmed a little more off. Then I sketched out a superman style S on red fabric, cut it out and sewed it onto the centre. Pretty sure fabric glue would work just as well and make things even faster. For safety I plan to add some velcro to the neck when I get a couple of minutes.
I presented R with his new cape first thing in the morning and he was stoked, especially since we’d watched the new Supergirl trailer on ManVsPink half a dozen times. There are no good photos of him wearing it because he refused to stop doing fly bys and I got tired of trying to snap him! And he’s already put his order in for a Thor version – anyone got Thor costume ideas up their sleeve?