No-Sew Batgirl Costume6:00:00 AM
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 level...so 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
Fat quarter of purple cotton fabric
Yellow heat transfer vinyl
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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