Our little boy’s latest obsession is Batman so while searching for a homemade Batman costume to make for him I discovered these fabulous bat wings by Cintia from My Poppet and thought they would be perfect for my 2 year old. Add a mask and logo and he is The Batman.
Zenon has a tshirt with a detachable cape at the back but the problem with a real cape design is that he can’t see it himself. Everyone looking at him could see it and he knew it was there but he kept turning around in circles trying to get a better view of it. I love this bat wings design and knew that Zenon would especially like it because when he put his arms out to “fly” he can actually see the wings.
It’s such a quick an easy pattern to make that he whole costume was made in about an hour. Great for an impatient toddler waiting and watching you sew!
I had to make a Batman mask as well knowing that he enjoyed wearing the girls fairy mask to school pick up lately. Using some felt I just measured how wide it needed to be on his face and then drew my own pattern on some paper and cut it out twice on some black felt. Using double sided fusible interfacing I stuck the two mask pieces together which gave the mask some nice strength for the ears to stand up. Then I just attached some black elastic to each side of the mask so that it could stay on his head comfortably.
Some yellow and black felt cut into a batman logo shape and stuck together using fusible interfacing finished off his outfit. I just ironed it on to a tshirt he already had. Funny it is actually the perfect colour for the old school batman costume.
This was meant to be another homemade Christmas present but I don’t have the heart to take it from him. He loves it! Even wants to wear it to bed and misses it when I put it in the wash. So if you have a little Batman fan I really recommend making a homemade Batman costume for him or her. I’m sure they’ll love it as much as my little Batman does.