How to Make a Bat Woman Costume

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How to Make a Bat Woman Costume
If you love superheroes but need something a bit girlie, make a Bat Woman costume. (Bat in the night image by Catabu from Fotolia.com)

If you could use a little superhero in your life, making your own Bat Woman costume can be a great way to do it. Whether you're attending a Halloween party, costume party or dressing up for fun, a Bat Woman costume can be comfortable, sexy and, when made by hand, very unique. To make your own costume, you need only a few basic sewing and stencilling skills and a few hours free. You'll be ready to save the world in no time.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Black fleece stocking cap
  • Black leotard
  • Black leggings
  • Wide yellow ribbon
  • Yellow felt
  • Black felt
  • Large piece of black fabric
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Self-adhering Velcro
  • Needle and thread
  • Paper and pencil
  • Chalk

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Make your Bat Woman mask. Using the black fleece stocking cap, unroll the "brim" and lay the cap flat on a table. Use a piece of chalk to stencil a half-moon shape into the top of the cap, starting with the top left-hand corner and dipping inward and back up to the right corner. This will shape the "ears" of your mask. Cut the cap on your stencilled line. Turn the cap inside out and stitch the open cuts closed.

  2. 2

    Place the cap on your head so that it covers your eyes. With the chalk, carefully mark the area where your eyes are. Take the cap off and stencil two large almond shapes over the markings. Cut these out. Put the cap back on. You should now have eyes and ears.

  3. 3

    Make your Bat Woman logo. Print out a Batman logo online or draw one yourself, then cut it out of paper. Place the stencil on your yellow felt and trace it with a pencil. Cut the logo out. Using fabric glue or a needle and thread, attach the logo to your black leotard, 1 to 2 inches below the neckline.

  4. 4

    Make your Bat Woman belt. Using the large yellow ribbon, wrap it around your waist so that the ends meet. Cut the ribbon, leaving 1 to 2 inches of additional length. Adhere one side of Velcro to the end of the ribbon, then bring the ribbon around your waist to mark the placement for the other side of Velcro. Mark the place with a pencil, then adhere the Velcro, so the two sides connect when wrapped around your waist.

  5. 5

    Cut out your belt buckle. Using the black felt, trace a square onto the chalk about 1 inch larger than the width of your ribbon. Cut the square out and attach to one end of the ribbon using fabric glue or a needle and thread.

  6. 6

    Make your cape. Using a large piece of black fabric, cut it so that it is 3-feet by 4-feet. This will serve as your cape. For a more finished look, hem the edges of the cap with a needle and thread before moving on. Taking the right-hand corner of one 3-foot side, adhere a square of Velcro. Adhere the other side of Velcro to the left corner. Make sure the Velcro is adhered on opposite sides of the fabric (one on front, one on back), so that the Velcro touches when the two sides are overlapped.

  7. 7

    Assemble your costume. Put on your black leggings, then place your leotard over your leggings so the entire leotard shows. Wrap the belt around your waste and fuse the Velcro. To wear the cape, wrap the two ends of the 3-foot side around your neck and fuse the Velcro. Then place your cap on your head so that your eyes see through the eye holes. Last step: Save the world.

Tips and warnings

  • You can make your costume more unique by adding different fabrics. For instance, use a silky yellow fabric to line the cape.
  • For added sparkle, attach sequins or metal studs to the Batman logo.

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