Make Your Own Easy Superhero Costume

by Tonya Staab
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Your kids will love wearing this easy superhero costume to trick or treat this Halloween. It’s perfect for a superhero party too.

Flynn wanted to be a superhero for Halloween. He wanted to be Spiderman, however, my lack of skills and time available was not quite going to fit in with that plan. We had a look at superhero costumes online and he decided he just wanted a cape and mask instead.

a black and green easy homemade superhero costume for hallowen
A black and green superhero costume for kids.

Easy superhero costume


  • Leggings (I found these thick green ones at Gymboree)
  • Plain t-shirt
  • Plain shoes
  • Pleather in black, green and silver croc
  • Solid Alova Caviar fabric (it looks a little like suede) – or any fabric that doesn’t fray and will hang
  • Black foam mask
  • Black lanyard cord
  • Strong fabric glue
  • Needle and black thread


You can make the logo using PicMonkey or Canva and then print it out to use as a template. Place the template on the pleather and cut two identical logos, and then glue your logos together.

instructions to make a superhero logo out of pleather for a halloween costume
A superhero logo being made out of pleather for a costume.

Measure the length of the cape by having the child turn around and use a measuring tape to get the desired length. Place the fabric for the cap on the ground and cut it into the shape of a cape. Fold over the top edge of the cap and stitch it in place leaving the ends open to thread the lanyard cord through. Glue the logo to the back of the cape and set it aside to dry.

Glue the second logo to the front of the t-shirt.

Using the black foam mask as a guide, trace around it on paper and then reduce the size by at least 5mm all around. Use that as a template to cut out the green pleather piece, and then glue it over the top of the black foam mask.

a handmade superhero costume for Halloween.
Make your own superhero costume for trick or treating this Halloween.

If you are looking for another easy superhero costume idea, we also have a tutorial to make your own fleece superhero costume too.

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Stephanie Monroe October 24, 2011 - 9:41 am

Awesome. I love it! I’m sure he does too. Maybe I can get my daughter to do something like this. Maybe a spin on Supergirl? She wants to be princess Leia and I’m not sure if I’m up to making the robe for that one.

Leah October 24, 2011 - 2:03 pm

You have a wonderful site. Looking forward to reading more!

Katherine marie October 24, 2011 - 6:55 pm

Darling!!! This is a costume will get lots of use all year long!!!

Tonya Staab October 25, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Thank you Leah 🙂

Tonya Staab October 25, 2011 - 12:53 pm

I think supergirl would be a fabulous idea … secretly I would have loved the twins to have been girl and boy superhero's :).

Tonya Staab October 27, 2011 - 1:04 pm

Thank you Theresa.  He loves his costume and yes, very simple to put together.

Theresa October 27, 2011 - 9:49 am

I love the simplicity of this costume, yet super impact! & Super Flynn looks like he is having an amazing time!

Theresa October 28, 2011 - 9:07 am

Hi again Tonya, I wanted to let you know I gave you a shout out & featured + a link to your tutorial! Have a great weekend!

Tonya Staab October 28, 2011 - 3:57 pm

Thank you so much Theresa.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Tonya Staab October 28, 2011 - 5:43 pm

Thank you.  And yes, I'm sure it will knowing him :).  He's already worn it twice with plans to wear it every day until Halloween.

Angry birds rio November 1, 2011 - 2:36 am

Great idea and tutorial! thanks for sharing.

matt ford November 14, 2011 - 6:39 am

Great Blog- Thanks for sharing… It’s always great to see sites that share my passion for the world of costumes!

matt ford November 15, 2011 - 4:34 am

Love the pics! What a superhero he really looks- love the vibrant green!

suit June 26, 2012 - 2:24 am

Thanks for sharing this, you did a great job!


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