Hey, did you know that you can make a Batman cape, all your ownself, in about 20 minutes while you are watching bad reality tv in your living room? I promise you can. I did it, and if I can do it, anybody can do it.
- black felt
- yellow felt
- a googled Batman logo
- sharp scissors (do not use your kitchen shears, trust me on that one)
- double-sided iron-on bonding paper
- stick-on velcro
- a small bowl
- a cape you already have lying around (this is the most important part)
So first, you dig a cape you already have out of the costume box, then you pin it to the black felt and cut it out. Next, use a small bowl to trace a scallop pattern onto the bottom of the cape and cut that out. Stick the bonding paper to the back of your yellow felt and a scrap of black felt from the cape. Use the Batman logo you googled up for yourself to cut an oval out of the yellow felt, and then cut the bat shape out of the black felt. Remember to peel the backing off the other side of the bonding fabric and iron the oval and bat onto your cape. Then stick your stick-on velcro onto opposite sides of the neck end and hand your masterpiece over to the nearest superhero freak.
As a bonus, this is a great way to score yourself a Halloween costume for about $3.00.
(Photo credit: me)