X-Men Wolverine DIY Costume
Last Friday, I shared my fun (+ easy) Cyclops Costume.
Today, we're on to Wolverine!
This was a really fun costume to put together.
First, like last time I went shopping:
Wool Felt (gray, blue + red)
And, because, this cute kid kept asking, I started weeks early with THESE Claws.
Last time I made the X-men X's.
To finish the belt I attached it to a felt blue band and held it in place with velcro.
First thing I did with the shirt was cut off the end of the sleeves to make them much shorter and then re-hemmed them. (this picture is the before).
Then I decided to go the fabric paint + freezer paper route. Basically I cut out a lot of triangles and a big rectangle. (I used the very first picture -- left -- as my guide). I added three layers of fabric paint. Once the front was dry, I made a fun X pattern on the back. Once everything was dry I peeled off all the freezer paper. Lastly, I placed a white towel on top of everything and ironed it all down to set the paint.
Made for a pretty awesome shirt. I love the bright colors!
For the pants, I started one night by sitting with my seam ripper in hand, and I pulled off all that side binding, which was just sewn on top.
Then, this cute boy had a preschool party to go to, before I got the yellow binding on. This is his serious, I am Wolverine face.
Once he got back from his party, I finished everything up! I marked with chalk where I wanted the yellow binding to go, pinned it in place, then sewed the binding down.
Both boys done, Yeah!
So much fun. I love how everything turned out! And these boys are always appreciative of the work their sewing Mama does for them :)