How do I Dress Up As Superheroes Easily?

Updated February 21, 2017

A superhero costume will transform the most unassuming personalities into a bold and daring character. With unlimited fantasy hero incarnations, you can become whomever you choose. Make an easy-to-assemble costume with items right in your own home. Before you start your project, choose a name for your hero and decide his special powers. Understanding the details surrounding your character will be important when you begin assembling your costume.

Lay a yellow T-shirt on a worktable in front of you.

Draw a large puffy letter on the shirt with a pencil. The letter should be the first letter in your superhero's name.

Cut out the letter with sharp scissors.

Remove the T-shirt scraps and spread a red sweatshirt in front of you. Center the T-shirt letter on the front of the sweatshirt.

Pull up the top of the letter and dab fabric glue on the sweatshirt fabric. Press the T-shirt fabric down onto the sweatshirt. Pull up the bottom of the letter and repeat the process. Glue the entire letter to the sweatshirt. Allow the letter to dry for about one hour.

Wear the sweatshirt and matching sweatpants. The top and bottom should be one solid colour.

Place a large belt around your waist to cover where the trousers and shirt meet.

Tie a large towel or small flat sheet in a bright colour around your neck like a cape.

Wear a bulky wristwatch and pretend it is a communicator. Put on a headset minus the cord.

Wear red gloves on your hands and black boots on your feet. Slide red goggles over your eyes or cut holes in a sleeping mask and wear it.


Keep your superhero costume handy for emergencies, such as parties or theme dances.

Things You'll Need

  • Yellow T-shirt
  • Pencil
  • Sharp scissors
  • Red sweatshirt
  • Fabric glue
  • Red sweatpants
  • Wide belt
  • Large towel or flat sheet
  • Bulk wristwatch
  • Headset
  • Red gloves
  • Black boots
  • Goggles or sleeping mask
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As a former senior sales director with Mary Kay and the co-owner of a renovation company, Monica Patrick has firsthand knowledge of small business operations. Besides start ups, she has extensive skills in recruiting, selling, leadership, makeup artistry and skin care.