Make Your Own: Superhero Costume Ideas


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a homemade DIY superhero costume! Store-bought costumes are fun, but one that was made with love, and with your child in mind, is always well worth the effort. These DIY easy homemade superhero costume ideas cover all sorts of styles that are fit for saving the day. From simple masks and capes that can be made using things already in your home, to complete ensembles that are personalized for your crime-fighter, there’s something here to successfully conceal his or her super secret identity.


Rocket Fueled Jet Pack

Sure the Rocketeer wasn’t much of a superhero, but armed with a jetback and some serious do-gooder skills, any kid is bound to have a super time. Using cardboard, webbing, spray-painted two-liter bottles and some felt, they’ll be thanking you for a job well done before you can say ‘blast off.’


Towel Superhero Capes

How does a superhero dry off after a swim? With a terry cloth cape, of course. Grab a towel in your preferred color, some velcro for the closure, a letter stencil, and some fabric paint to jumpstart a few (post)aqua man adventures. Link


No Sew Superhero Mask

No sew, no problem. Get your superhero up and running in no time with a little felt, ribbon, scissors, and five minutes. Incredible speed, indeed. Link


Superhero Costumes with Accessories

Some superheros need a sidekick, but other just need some really rad accessories. These projects presented by Martha Stewart pay close attention to all of the important details that aid in their quest for truth and justice. Link


Initial Applique Cape

A sleek satin cape outfitted with your initial will definitely result in some super human strength…or just a ton of confidence. This detailed tutorial makes the felt applique process almost as easy as throwing it on and shouting “Up up and away!” Link


No Sew Cuffs

Sometimes duking it out with your arch nemesis requires nothing more than your powers and some awesome wrist cuffs. Felt, velcro, and cool printable shapes are all you’ll need to piece together these must-have accessories. Link


Winged Shoes

A full on dress-up session is great, but walking around feeling like a superhero with every step you take? Sign us up! These wings are made for sneakers and will certainly improve the mobility of any would-be crime fighter. Link


Flying Captain America Shield

You can’t be Captain America without a shield, but you can be Captain Mom using duct tape and cardboard. A PDF and a video will help your very important cause of enabling a hero for all generations.  Link


T-Shirt Turned Cape

When you breathe new life into a pile of old t-shirts, you become a superhero to the environment and the kids. Whether you’re outfitting Boy Wonder or just Toddler Woman, this step-by-step list that includes iron-ons is sure to satisfy their healthy imaginations. Link


Batman Mask

Holy craft skills, Batman! Before little Bruce Wayne faces The Joker, he’ll need something to cloak his true identity. This tutorial details how to create a charming Batman mask fit for protecting Gotham City. Link


Green Lantern Ring

In brightest day, in blackest night, no superhero costume detail shall escape your sight! Making a resin Green Lantern Ring may not be an ordinary request, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t shoot for the stars on this ambitious superhero project. Link


Initial Cape, Cuff & Crown

Warning: Our Make Your Own features could bring your crafting skills up to Etsy-status. This tutorial shows you how to create an adorably sweet (just don’t tell her that) ensemble that includes a crown and wrist cuff.  Link


No-Stitch Baby SuperHero

Sometimes a fighter’s super powers arise as a result of an accident. Others are known to sing baby I was born this way. Using a standard bodysuit, iron-ons, and some ribbon, even the tiniest vigilantes will be ready for action. Link


Superhero Party Mask

Creating your own brand of superhero is cool, but if the kids prefer to replicate the most popular masked men, you can still pass on the store bought costumes. These templates, along with felt, elastic, and some sewing, will gear them up for assembling their very own team of avengers.  Link


  1. dis wubsite wus relie cuwl i tink i wil cum buck and yuze it agen. i relie liykd yusing dis siyt and forr mi six kids theyy had lots of fun in there costyums. being a singel mum at onlee 27 is relie hard but a simpel costyum ideeea wus helpful thukz agen
    lara 🙂

  2. Great ideas but, I think it would be really help for Lara(who posted on 13th November 2012) if someone included a tutorial on how to speak properly?….is that some kind of Medieval Street Speak you talk??

  3. A child’s imagination is a precious thing and costumes are a wonderful way to encourage, inspire and applaud your child’s individual creativity.


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