How to Make Bat Wings for a Costume

Written by courtney clark
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During Halloween, many people dress up as creepy creatures such as cats, wolves, and bats. Because of this, bat costumes are rather prevalent during October in stores and online. However, these store bought costumes are often expensive and ill-fitting. Luckily, it's relatively easy to make your own inexpensive set of bat wings from home. These homemade wings will be the perfect size. Plus, they can be personalised to achieve the look you want. With just a few common craft supplies and basic sewing skills, you will have a custom pair of bat wings in no time.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Black polyester fabric
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Thin craft wire
  • Elastic

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  1. 1

    Use the pattern in the "Resources" section to cut out each bat wing from black polyester fabric.

  2. 2

    Sew the wings together along the "neck to knee" line. Hem the bat wings all around the edges, leaving a 1 inch opening in the hem.

  3. 3

    Thread a piece of thin, flexible craft wire through the hem all around the bat wings, using the 1 inch opening.

  4. 4

    Twist the two ends of the craft wire together and sew the 1 inch opening closed.

  5. 5

    Cut two pieces of elastic that are each 24 inches long. Sew each elastic piece into a loop and sew the loops to the middle of the wings. These loops will be used as shoulder straps to secure the wings to your back.

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