If you are attending a costume party, a comic event, or if you are getting ready for your annual Halloween celebrations, and you have chosen to be a superhero, then you will need an epic superhero costume. You could easily purchase your costume online from Buyneu.com, or you could have some fun making it yourself.
If you have chosen to bring out the creative side in you, then the Buyneu site will also be helpful as they guide you on how to create some incredible costumes for some of your favorite superhero characters. They have simplified the process of making realistic superhero costumes into four easy steps; it is definitely worth exploring their tutorial and illustrative guides.
If fiberglass seems a little too tricky for you, and you want to make a superhero costume from your everyday arts and crafts materials that you may already have at home, then here is our guide to help you create your own superhero costume. Our guide includes the basics of what makes a superhero costume; the detailing will create the character itself that you are after.
Firstly, get an image of the superhero you are aiming to create. Try to download an image that shows as much costume detail as possible.
Thinking about superheroes, nearly all of them wear a tight get-up of some sort. Their whole suit could be made of spandex, or only certain elements such as the leggings. Choose your colors and start building your superhero costume from spandex.
Most superheroes typically cover all of their skin to prevent them from being recognized. If you do not want to use spandex, you can use solid-colored clothing to disguise your arms, legs, and body.
Full body suit
If you do not mind wearing a full body spandex suit, then you can purchase one that is already made at a costume store or online.
Disguise your face with a mask
It is important for superheroes to hide their identity from any potential enemies. Your face is the first point of identification so you need to make a mask. There are several materials that you can use to make a mask.
- Tin toil
Every superhero needs a cape
Superheroes sport accessories, and most superheroes have a cape. You can make your own cape from a rectangular piece of old fabric that you may have lying around. You could even cut up an old bed sheet. Felt works really well and it is also an inexpensive fabric if purchased at an arts and crafts store.
Now that you have your fabric, get a friend to help you mark small dots where you want the corners of your cape to fall. Do not make your cape too long, otherwise you will trip over it or tear it.
Cut out the shape of your cape; use a ruler to keep a neat rectangular shape.
If you want to detail your cape with a letter or emblem, then felt works very well. You can either use hot glue or left-over Velcro strips to attach your detailing.
Your cape needs to be attached to your costume. You could tie a knot in the fabric where the cape reaches your sternum and use a safety pin to keep it in place, or use some Velcro strips to attach your cape to the outfit itself around the top of your shoulders.
You need the right footwear
You can make up some fancy footwear in a number of ways:
- If you own some brightly colored boots (like rain boots) then that will complement your overall outfit with no expense at all
- If you are not going to be outdoors then you can even wear some high-topped soccer socks
- You can make some duct tape boots, or you can sew felt boots
Detail your superhero costume
This is the fun part; you now need to customize your overall costume to reflect the superhero that you want to be. For example, if you are detailing a Spider-Man costume then you can use silver glitter glue to create a web.
Batman has a black belt with square pockets on the sides; you could make a belt out of felt and sew the pockets, or you could use an old belt and attach some eyeglass cases to the side to hold all of your gadgets.
Creating your own superhero costume should be fun. If you find yourself a little lost when creating your costume then log onto the Buyneu site for some helpful guidance, and if all else fails, you can purchase a ready-made costume from their store.