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.