Hawkgirl is a popular female DC Comics superhero whose costume can be reinterpreted as a real life outfit. This costume can be used for many special occasions, such as Halloween parties and comic character conventions. The Hawkgirl figure is not as well known as many other superheroes, so ready-made costumes may be harder to find in stores. Because of this, making your own Hawkgirl costume at home can be a less expensive, easier way to dress up as Hawkgirl for your next event.
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Things you need
- Construction paper
- Paper towel tubes
Find a retail clothing store that sells clothes with minimal prints and logos, and with a lot of different colour choices for each item of clothing. It is easier to make your own costume if your clothing has no logos to cover. American Apparel is a retail store with which to start your search, because it has many kinds of basic clothing items in a wide range of colours.
Choose the Hawkgirl outfit you would like to base your costume on. Through the years, Hawkgirl's costume has changed a few times, especially the upper body section of her outfit. You can find these outfits through many major search engines.
Buy your costume pieces from clothing stores. The body of Hawkgirl's costume consists of a yellow top, green leggings, and red and yellow boots. Online costume stores often sell affordable shoes and boots for general superhero costumes, which can be customised and dyed according to your costume needs.
Decide whether you want to make or buy Hawkgirl's costume wings, which are attached to her back. If you are planning to go to a crowded party, oversized and elaborate wings may not be the best idea, and you may want to forego the wings altogether. Costume wings that attach at the shoulder can be ordered at online costume stores or found in costume retail stores, or can be made with cardboard and glue.
Make Hawkgirl's yellow and black mask from cardboard and construction paper. If you buy a basic face mask, you can glue construction paper on it in the shape of Hawkgirl's mask. Refer to the pictures of Hawkgirl you would like to copy as a basis for your mask.
Create Hawkgirl's mace using a paper towel tube and newspaper. You can use paper mache to cover and colour the basic shape and to make a lightweight yet strong structure.
Tips and warnings
- Paper mache is a good way to make strong structures, such as Hawkgirl's accessories, with minimal supplies. Instructions on making and using paper mache can be found online.
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