Wonder Woman Inspired Costume Tutorial
our pieces available for ages 2-6 years)
Are your kids as obsessed with super heroes as mine are? My niece loves all super heroes, male or female. “And it’s not just for boys!” she says. Ha ha. So we decided to make this darling little Wonder Woman costume for those super hero loving girls of ours (or their parents 😉
With product from Always Under Pay, this was really easy and fun to make ourselves.
Royal Blue Ballet Tutus (we layered two for fullness)
Red 8” Crochet Top (we layered two for modesty)
7/8” Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Red and Sheets Gold Glitter Foam or Fabric Sheets from Craft Store (Mine were 8.5 X 11. I only used one sheet of the red and two of the gold.)
Star Punches or Templates
White Cardstock or Felt Pieces
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Use your star punches to punch a bunch of different size stars out of the white cardstock. If you are electing to use felt, you will need to use a star template and cut the stars from your felt by hand.
Separate the top layer of your tutu and lay it spread out on top of your wax paper on a flat surface (shiny wax side up on the paper).
Use the hot glue gun and a glue stick to adhere the star shapes onto the top layer of your tutu in a random pattern. A small little dab will do it, be careful not to burn yourself.
Glue as many stars as you can with the tutu in this position, let the glue dry for a minute or two, then peel the wax paper from the back. Turn the tutu and do some more until the tutu is covered in your desired amount of stars.
Download the Wonder Woman photo/template here. Import the photo into a Word document, size to fit your top, and print onto plain white copy paper.
Cut the Wonder Woman logo out of your copy paper, creating a template. Pin the template to the gold glitter fabric or foam material and cut the outline of your Wonder Woman logo out of the material.
Once you have the outline cut, cut the individual pieces of the logo out using the lines of the template.
Using your hot glue gun, glue the logo carefully to the front of your 8” crochet top. I put a piece of cardboard between the layers of my top while gluing so that I didn’t end up gluing the layers together.
Thread the piece of red 7/8” grosgrain ribbon through the holes at center of your crochet top to create a neck tie. Make sure you have enough to tie around the wearer’s neck, trim to length, and heat seal the ends of the ribbon with a lighter to prevent fraying.
Diadem and Wrist Cuffs Tutorial
Take one of the gold sheets and fold it in half lengthwise. Make a crease in the fabric that you will be able to see on the other side.
Turn the fabric over and freehand draw one half of the shape that you want Wonder Woman’s diadem (or crown) to look like on one side of the fabric with a marker or pen.
This is hard to explain, hopefully the photo will help
Now fold the glitter fabric in half again, this time so that you can see the shape you drew. Make sure the edges of the fabric line up as perfectly as possible so that your diadem will look even.
Then, use your scissors to cut along the shape that you drew with the marker.
This is what it will look like when you unfold it:
Use a paper star punch or a printed paper star template to cut a star out of the red glitter fabric. Then, hot glue that onto the center of your gold diadem piece.
Measure the child’s head that you want this diadem/crown to fit. Then, measure the length of the diadem piece that have already cut. Subtract the diadem length from the head measurement. Then subtract another 1-1/2” inches off of that measurement.
Cut the piece of elastic to that last measurement. So, let’s say my child’s head is 18” around, and the diadem piece is 11” long. I would need to cut my elastic to 5.5” in length (18-11-1.5).
Now, hot glue that piece of elastic to each end of the diadem. The hot glue holds surprisingly well, so make sure you place your elastic where you want it.
This will make a completed round crown look.
Step Six (Cuffs):
Cut a strip of your gold fabric about 2” wide and 5” long (Possibly shorter depending on the child. You may need to do a bit of adjustment on this piece.).
And, obviously, you’ll probably want to cut yours a bit straighter than I did.
Cut a short bit of elastic, mine was about 2.5”-3”, and attach one end to each end piece of the cuff, just like you did on the diadem.
Cut another star out of your red glitter fabric and hot glue that to the center front of your cuff.
Repeat steps 6-8 for your second cuff.
And, we’re done! Isn’t this just so super cute? I am in love with this costume! I wish I had a girl. Oh well, maybe I’ll just have to make a big girl version for myself!
This is my absolute most favorite costume I have made by far. I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and of course we invite you to come and checkout some of the other great tutorials at Always Under Pay!