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Monday, September 24, 2012

Halloween Costume: Boys Green Lantern


Here's costume number 2.  My friend's little boy LOVES green, and he's five.  Naturally, the only thing he wanted to be for Halloween was a Green Lantern.  

Like with the Wonder Woman Costume, I made my own pattern for the outfit.  I used some slim fitting knit pajamas as a guide, and went from there.  The top has some piecing on the front bodice piece, and the sleeves.  I probably should have thrown in some briefs, but what's done is done.

The thing that I love about making these outfits out of knit is that they can be worn as pajamas when Halloween is over.  They are soft, and will launder well.  



I made him a green lantern cape to go along with his costume (because boys love capes).  I added a small green ring to give him all of his green lantern super powers.  I found the ring at the Dollar Tree in the craft section.  It's actually a crayon ring, but I didn't find that out until I got home.  I was complaining to my husband, and he made the whole situation a lot better.  He suggested that I carve into the wax to create the green lantern logo.  Great idea.  Unfortunately my crayon carving skills are less than impressive, so no close up for you.


A simple felt mask.  Anyone making Green Lantern costumes this year?  Let me know and I'll share my mask pattern.  It was simple to make.  I cut out my initial shape on a single layer.  Then I pinned it to a second layer, and stitched around the perimeter of the mask.  Cut away the excess material, and attached the elastic. Done.


 Shoe boot covers to complete (or destroy) the entire look. I have a feeling that I should have waited to drop off this costume.  As soon as I showed the little boy he wanted to wear it around.  Hopefully it is still in good condition by Halloween.  His favorite part? The ring.


Want to make your own superhero cape?  You can find my pdf sewing pattern in my shop.  Great for the Holidays.  I've also decided to sell a limited number of my capes.  So if you'd like me to make a cape for you little superhero let me know soon.  I'm not going to overload myself with custom projects. Email me for details or to set up a custom order.

32 comments:

Emily said...

Love it! Knit (and using knit pjs as a guide) is such a good idea. I'm glad you found a suitable ring too. :)

Sara said...

My son loved this idea! Do you care to share your mask pattern?

Anonymous said...

I loved! It would be perfect for my son´s 4th birthday! Can you send me the mask template you used? Kindly please send it to fabiana_hartmann at yahoo.com.br. Thank you so much!! All the best, Fabiana

Venessa Burke said...

Love it! Im having a superhero birthday party for my son and I would to use ur mask....can u please send me the mask template at venessab5147@gmail.com thank you

Anonymous said...

everything looks great! my son wants green lantern masks for his birthday...could you please email me the template? sellrcfurniture at gmail dot com. thanks!

dmcampanell said...

I would love the template for the mask. I just made a costume for my son. dawncampanell@gmail.com

Justine said...

This is amazing! So glad I found it! Could you email me the template for the mask as well? I am the program director for a summer kids camp and the theme this year is superheroes. Would really appreciate it! teenie_allen@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

I love this costume! My son wants to be Green Lantern for Halloween. Could you email me the mask template. sheryl54@hotmail.com Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Can I have the mask template too please?? My first year making my kids costumes... I'm excited.. falon.meredith @ gmail.com
THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Hi, could you please send me the mask template?? I would really appreciate it!
kira.charron@gmail.com

thanks!
K

Anonymous said...

I love your green lantern costumes here! Can I please get your mask template? to_katie_s@yahoo.com Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try your mask for my son's birthday party - would you be willing to send me your template? My email is ssfrench@indiana.edu. Awesome costume! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Can I also get your template? My email is kinderpreppreschool@gmail.com. Thanks, Amber

Anonymous said...

Would love green lantern mask template for my great grandson.

Anonymous said...

May I have green lantern mask pattern? Forgot to post my email. Ginda.basham@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I am making an adult costume for myself and would love to use your mask pattern. Would you email it to kristi021257@hotmail.com? Thank you!

Lysa said...

great costume. i would liv the mask pattern. lysad96@gmail.com

Angela said...

What a great post! Are you still able to share your mask template? My 6 year old wants to be Green Lantern for Halloween this year! wong.angela@yahoo.com. Thank you!

Emily Bushnell said...

Can you please send me the mask patten? My nephew 22 wants to be the Green Lantern for Halloween
emilee68@yahoo.com
Thanks bunches

Candee Jenkins said...

I would love for you to send me the mask pattern for my little boy. Thanks. crlebaron@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to have the mask template delilahwoody@msn.com thanks!

Cathy said...

Please send template to nguyencathy408@yahoo.com Thanks!

Noel Young said...

Could you please send the mask template to winniethepooh2k@gmail.com? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Amy Young said...

Please, please send the mask template to girlzmama@gmail.com Thanks so much!

Adam & Ady said...

Could I also get the mask template??? Making a mask in the next couple days!!!! Thanks! ady_sue@hotmail.com

Linda said...

I would love a mask template. miss.brooks9@live.com thanks so much!

Lisa said...

Hi! I would love the mask template! You did such a great job! LisaSC20@aol.com

Tiffany Phillips said...

Hi could I get a copy of your mask pattern??? It's super cute and perfect for what I need to make! Thanks! tiffephillips@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, could you please send me the mask template?? I would really appreciate it! made8@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of the mask pattern. tsa1231@gmail.com. Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have a copy of the mask pattern jlsimmons75@gmail.com thank you!

Anonymous said...

Could you please send me the mask and boot cover template. Angela_2010@live.com