Making Stuff: Batgirl Costume

by This is Carrie on October 30, 2010

Even though Halloween costumes rank really high on my “things I like to make” list, I decided this year, I needed to make it easy on myself. So I recycled an old costume for Pumpkin, pieced together super simple costumes for me and Todd and I even bought *gasp* a pre-made costume for Baby Brother.  Ugh. I hated to do it, but at the end of the day I was so glad I did.

Princess was the only one that got a new, homemade costume this year because honestly, it wouldn’t feel like Halloween around here unless I spent at least little time at the sewing machine.

60’s Batgirl

She fit in with the Justice League theme quite nicely.


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moonduster (Becky) October 30, 2010 at 10:35 am

Those are great costumes! Love the batgirl! It looks even better than my daughter’s store-bought batgirl costume!

Isn’t TOMORROW Halloween? Why is everyone in the US trick-or-treating today?

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October 30, 2010 at 10:39 am

We’ve already had three Halloween parties to get decked out for! It’s a little bit out of control. By the time real Halloween rolls around, the costumes are usually disheveled and stained with chocolate so I try to snap pictures early :).

Michelle October 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

That is great! How you were able to sew such slippery stretchy fabric is beyond me. I’m also making costumes for all 4 of my kiddos, and since my youngest is 1 month old, he got cheated out of an elaborate costume, he’ll never know anyway :)

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Well, the costume isn’t all handmade. I bought a white unitard and white gloves (and yardage of white lycra for the hat). Then, I dyed it all, added the embellishments and made the rest of the accessories. Lycra is actually not that hard to sew on and it’s so easy to fit and finish. It’s pretty forgiving. I just sew it with a small zig zag so it keeps its stretch.

Amy October 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I had all 3 of mine in handmade costumes last year. This year, I bought my oldest’s off another twin mom and used a dress that I got as a hand me down for my daughter (twin), I am am making my twin son his along with mine and my husband’s!

april's craft nest October 30, 2010 at 9:11 pm

wowza! that turned out great! love it all!

rosies October 30, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Love the bat girl! they turned ou darling!

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October 31, 2010 at 8:43 am

The bat girl costume looks really great.

KP October 31, 2010 at 12:35 pm

GASP is right! You bought a costume? How dare you! Since I bought all three, I can say that!

Batgirl turned out awesome! Waiting to see you and Clark…

kage October 31, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Hey….next time you recycle batgirl let me know, I’ll send you my bullet bra (that I wore with my LUCY costume)….that will make the silhouette just perfect! And when Pumpkin can wear it she could have hair long enough…so there you go….the last two details taken care of!
AMAZING as usual…. what were you and Todd?

jonita mortensen November 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Amazing, as usual. Yes, how did you sew that stretchy lycra to fit so perfectly? You’re Awesome!

KathiD November 1, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I had no idea lycra would take dye like that! It’s perfect!

Of course, the costume is fantastic, but what I can’t get over is that Princess has a 6-pack. OMG!

And the photo of the three of them traipsing down the sidewalk is a classic. Love it!

Chels November 5, 2010 at 10:24 am

That is one sweet costume! I love it.

Crystal September 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Hi! I was wondering if you take orders on your purple batgirl costume? Or if your selling that costume? I’m making my daughter a superheroes birthday party and this would look cute on daughter.

Verra December 27, 2013 at 11:56 am

So you don’t actually show how to make any of this stuff..basically an extended FaceBook page plastered with family photos..gottcha.

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