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DIY Super Hero Boots

This year our family decided to be a family of super heroes for Halloween. Our church has a great carnival each year and the kids get so excited to dress up for it. I have made their costumes each year (except one year when we made a cross country move the week before… that year grandma bought the girls monkey costumes) and I enjoy doing it.

Since the Marvel Avengers are so popular this year, we decided to be different and go with the DC Comic’s Justice League. Yes, I am a comic nerd and love being different :) There are only three main girls to choose from in the Justice league, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Super Girl. I let my girls choose first and they left Super Girl to me, which morphed into being called Super Mom by my kids (not a title I deserve). We already had Noah’s complete Superman costume and my hubby agreed to a Flash T-shirt. I LOVE Noah’s expression in this first family picture.

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I made our T-shirts because frankly buying them cost 6 times more! My sister helped me make the tutus as well. The tiara, cuffs and lasso holder are just made from glitter foam. The tiara is hot glued to a headband. I stapled the cuffs on. And the lasso holder is just wrapped around some gold Christmas gift rope :)

The girls’ boots are just duct tape! I knew buying super hero boots would be way out of our tiny budget. So I got creative. I let the girls put on some old sneakers and then wrapped their legs and shoes in plastic wrap.

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Then I just started duct taping in small pieces until their shoes and legs were covered up to just below their knees.

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Then I carefully used scissors to cut them down the back to remove them since I made them in advance.

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Then when I put them back on then I added some plastic wrap and tape to the top part so they were more boot like and not skin tight at the calves. Then taping where I cut.

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I can make about 3-4 pairs of boots with one roll of duct tape and I bought each roll for 3.50. So each pair cost me around a dollar to make and compared to the 20-30 dollar pairs I could have bought I loved the savings! I can also let them reuse them whenever they want.

Thanks for stopping by :)
Johanna

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About crazyblessedlife

I'm a mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I'm madly in love with being their mommy. My husband is a youth minister and we love serving God together with our lives. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!

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11 thoughts on “DIY Super Hero Boots

  1. I would never have thought of that! Very clever.

    Posted by freshgreengrace | October 28, 2012, 3:45 pm
  2. do you happen to have a picture of the back of the boot when you added more plastic and duct tape?

    Posted by angelia sona | September 12, 2013, 7:39 pm
  3. How did you make the shirts? Did you use an iron-on transfer?

    Posted by Michelle | September 25, 2013, 9:09 pm
  4. Awesome! wWere the boots attached to the sneakers, or did they just go over them? If the latter, did the boots ride up at all while walking?

    Posted by Emily | October 10, 2013, 8:20 pm
  5. Where did u find the Wonder Woman icon that one specific . I really like the ring of blue around it with stars. I can not find it anywhere. Thanks for your help.

    Posted by Lesle | October 14, 2013, 2:11 pm
  6. how did you make the wonder women crown? they all so good!

    Posted by dalyce | October 16, 2013, 7:01 pm
  7. Thanks for this tutorial! It is the easiest explanation I have found on the internet.

    Posted by Suzanne Melugin | November 1, 2013, 11:59 pm
  8. You really are a super mom. Don’t sell yourself short. A moms job is tuff with everyday things and you went above for your kids. They’ll remember. Keep up the good work

    Posted by Vanessa | October 7, 2014, 11:48 pm

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