DIY guide to the ultimate superhero costume

DIY guide to the ultimate superhero costume

Here are some quick steps on how to make your very own superhero costume! 

  1. Choose a pair of brightly coloured shorts to wear over leggings for the traditional superhero look.
  2. Draw and paint or colour in your personalised super symbol - this could be absolutely anything from your initials to something that reflects your superhero identity. Pin the paper or card shield to the front or back of a plain t-shirt. Use silver foil or stick glitter around the edges to make it stand out.
  3. Make a superhero eye mask with a pair of tights, a piece of fabric or card. Customise with glitter or sequins for a sparkly look or other embellishments to suit your superhero identity.
  4. Make a cape using an old sheet, bin liner or colourful beach towel. Cut into a wonky hourglass shape and add tape or string to tie it around your neck, or sew it onto your t-shirt.
  5. Attach your paper or card super symbol to a headband or piece of fabric to tie around your head.
  6. Create a utility belt with a fabric belt and tape. Attach some of your super utensils to it and spray with metallic paint to make them look extra super.
  7. Put on colourful knee-high socks (e.g. sports socks) or cut up a pair of tights to accompany the pants over leggings look.
  8. Wear a pair of wellies or wrap coloured duct tape around your shoes for the super cool look.
  9. To give your look a touch of Pudsey power, get yourself a pair of Pudsey ears, available from our online shop or partners on the high street!
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