don't finish your toddler's Halloween costume too early if you want her to, you know, actually wear it. To add insult to injury I am losing in Burdastyle.com's costume contest to She-Ra. Damn '80s nostalgia. Maybe I can still take second place, or perhaps Bernina will take pity on me and bestow their machine on me. (vote here: http://www.burdastyle.com/gallery/275?page=181)
On Thursday night I pulled this superhero costume together for Lucy, using fabric I had in my stash (love this fabulous shiny blue spandex, which I got from my neighbour when she was cleaning out her stash). I didn't take any good pics yet of the whole outfit (these are from her preschool Halloween parade, which was a little chaotic in that herding-cats-kind-of-way.). See the shiny leggings I made by tracing a pair of leggings that fit her decently!
Martha Stewart's templates for the lightening bolt, the headband and "L" on her cape. The instructions were easy to follow. I sewed the pants, the cape and the lightening bolt onto her Tee, but you could hot glue to save time. I hotglued the belt and cuffs (and added velcro, so she could wear them more than once). Get the instructions here.