My son wanted to be Captain America for Halloween a few years ago. But I really hated spending $20 on a plastic costume that he would wear one time for Trick or Treating, a few times for fun around the house and then it would be done. Instead, we decided to make the costume. We’ve never made a Captain America Costume, but we have created pirates, ninjas, bumblebees and Hermione. I was super excited to see what we could come up with little sewing and less money.
Captain America Costume
We had an Avenger mask from a former party, so we already had the shield and cardboard mask. Now all we needed was the costume.
- Pants: I found some blue sports pants that he could wear to school on regular days but we can use to become Captain America. ($8 at Walmart).
- Top: He had a blue school hoodie that was perfect for his upper body. We just added a white star.
- Boots: I bought 1 yard of red material to turn into boots that slide over his tennis shoes. I had a pair of black boots in the costume box from several years ago. I just took those as my pattern, traced them on the backside of the material and then sewed them together. They’re not perfect, but they’ll work great. They don’t have a bottom, so my son can just wear his tennis shoes under them.
- Belt: I used a hot glue gun to attach stripes of white felt on the red material. I just pinned it in the back so it will stay put while he’s dressed up.
Total cost for this outfit: $13.00 ($8.00 for the pants, $5.00 for the red material!)
Now we had Captain America!
Are you making or buying Halloween costumes this year? Got any great tips to share and inspire? I’d love to hear!!!