No-Sew Batgirl Costume

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Are you ready for Halloween? Do you (or your kids) dress up for the holiday? I (finally) have all my kids' costumes ready! If you're looking for an easy costume look no further!This year, my eldest wanted to be Batgirl. She had envisioned a cowl just like Batman's...and all the trimmings. This mama can sew, but my skills aren't up to that I decided to experiment and create a costume for her that didn't take a single stitch to create - that's right, a completely no sew costume!!

The supply list is actually really pretty easy to find at a craft store or online. I've included some affiliate links for you for your convenience.

2 yards of black silky fabric (I used crafty cuts faux silk)
Hot glue gun
Hot Glue Sticks
No-sew snaps and pliers
1/2" wide elastic
Elastic Cord
Fat quarter of purple cotton fabric
Silhouette Interfacing
Yellow heat transfer vinyl
Purple T-shirt
Silhouette Cutting Machine
Miscellaneous notions (hem gauge, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pen for marking)

Take the black fabric and cut in half. Take 1 portion and cut the long ends at an angle and scallop one end to look like a bat-cape. 

To finish the edges, you have a couple of options. Some fabric can be melted over a flame (experiment with a scrap and be very careful). I actually hot-glued some of the hems, but I left the scalloped edges raw without any issues of fraying.

To fasten the cape, I used snaps that use a special type of pliers to fasten it. It's super simple, and instructions come in the package.

To make the skirt, I created a seam using my hot glue gun. Then I folded the skirt over with the rough edges inside. Then I glued a casing about an inch down from the fold and placed the 1/2" elastic inside. I left the edges raw instead hemming the bottom edge.

The mask was very easy with my Silhouette Craft Cutter! I found a mask shape on the online store, and then I modified it to be more "Batgirl." Then I ironed some interfacing onto the wrong side of my fabric. I followed the instructions in the interfacing to prep for cutting and then cut the fabric using my craft cutter (don't forget to use a fabric blade!) I cut two mirror images of the mask so I could iron them together so both sides would be finished. 

Once the sides were ironed together, I just tied the elastic cord to the holes on either end, and the mask was done!

The t-shirt was possibly the easiest. I washed the t-shirt and dried it to remove the sizing. I found the Batman (or Batgirl!) logo on the Silhouette Design Store. 

I used a regular blade in my Silhouette to cut the shape. Once the shape was cut, I just had to iron it on!

Look at how cute she is (I may be partial...)

And that's it!


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