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.
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.
Then I just started duct taping in small pieces until their shoes and legs were covered up to just below their knees.
Then I carefully used scissors to cut them down the back to remove them since I made them in advance.
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.
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.
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