We love superhero parties and now you can transform yourself into one with these amazingly cheap and easy superhero costume ideas!
Everything’s no sew, so we’ll show you how to make a superhero cape, mask and armbands quickly and easily using just scissors and glue. Perfect for a last minute party or dress up day at school!
How to make a superhero cape
What you need:
- Large piece of felt or material in the colour of your choice (1m x 1m)
- Scissors and glue
Making this cape is really really easy and requires absolutely no sewing! Just grab a large piece of felt in a colour of your choice and cut it to size so that it covers yours or your child’s back.
Primary colours work great but anything goes! If you can’t get your hands on any felt, we’d recommend buying some cheap bedding from your local market or discount store and using that.
Once you’ve cut your felt to shape, make a small cut on each side and tie on the ribbon. Make it look really snazzy by using our free lightning bolt template to cut a lightning bolt out of yellow felt to decorate the back of the cape.
Then all that’s left to do is try it on and strike your best Superman pose!
How to make a superhero mask
Next up are these amazing masks! They’re quick and easy to make – perfect for last minute kids’ superhero costumes – and you can make them with the felt you have leftover from the cape.
What you need:
We’ve got two different mask designs – feel free to use these or design your own. Simply print them out and cut along the dotted lines. Then use them as a stencil to cut out a felt mask or simply attach ribbon to the paper mask for a quick and easy disguise!
The finishing touches – superhero cuffs
Last but not least, no superhero costume is complete without cuffs! Would you believe these ones are made out of paper cups?
Simply cut out the bottom of the cup and make one long slit along the length of the cup. Then cover it in felt and decorate it with our printable wristband decorations. And there you have it – choose your super power, pick a name and away you go!
And there you have it! Now you know how to make a DIY superhero costume, head over to Party Delights to pick up everything you need to throw an amazing superhero party to go with it!