Halloween is less than a week away and you might be like me and only just getting around to thinking about costumes. You might even have a Halloween party this weekend and nothing to wear. Don’t stress, I got you covered. With a few simple pieces you can easily put together a costume on the fly and look like you were totally prepared for it all along.
Wonder Woman has been my favorite superhero since I was a girl so naturally it was my first choice for a superhero costume for Halloween.
What You’ll Need:
- Blue skort or shorts like this
- Red cami (mine is old but this one will work well)
- Red go go boots or a metallic bootie like this one
- 1 yard of gold metallic fabric (I like to have extra to account for errors)
- 1 foot of gold braided rope from a fabric store
- White and red star stickers, I got mine from Michael’s but you can find them here
- White duct tape
- Fabric glue or a needle and thread
- A pen and scissors
- 5 or more Safety Pins
Directions For The Camisole
I’m not one to let it all hang out on Halloween so instead of wearing Wonder Woman’s bustier, I opted to embellish a red camisole I already had in my closet. I bought a yard of gold metallic fabric from Michael’s to create the cut-out design which I hand sewed onto the camisole using a plain old needle and thread. In retrospect, I would have saved myself a lot of time by just using fabric glue. I scoured the Internet for design inspiration.
Once. you’ve chosen your favorite design it’s time to get started with creating the cut out. Turn over the gold fabric so the backside is facing you. Place the backside up and and lay it on top of the front of the red camisole. I traced the top edge of my camisole with a pen on the backside of the fabric. Then, I drew my best replica of my chosen design (I was generous in taking creative liberty with my design). Using my scissors, I cut out the design. Glue or hand sew the cut out onto the front of the red camisole being careful to match-up the top edge of the cut out with the top edge of the camisole. Set it aside to dry.
Directions For The Belt
Using the remaining bolt of gold fabric, measure a 5″ wide piece to fit around your waist. I trimmed mine so it created a point that overlapped with a stripe on the cut-out that I glued onto my camisole. Secure the belt with safety pins on the backside covering the seem where the camisole meets the skort.
Directions For The Skort
Because I wanted to create a more modest version of Wonder Woman’s costume I opted to wear a skort but you can substitute leggings or shorts too. The skort is the easiest part to put together. Peel off the back of the white star stickers and place them in diagonal rows across the skirt covering both sides. If you happen to have different size stickers like I did, you can alternate the rows of large and small stars. Get creative!
Directions for The Boots
My outfit felt incomplete without a pair of red go go boots to make the costume as authentic as possible, but if you are going out at night you might get away with wearing a pair of boots or booties from your closet. To create Wonder Woman’s boots I wrapped duct tape around the top edge of a pair of red go go boots. Using another strip of duct tape, I taped a stripe down the front of each boot to the toe. The tape will buckle along the curve of the boot but do your best to keep the stripe as straight as possible.
Directions For The Cuffs And Headband/Crown
Wonder Woman wears gold cuffs on each wrist and a headband/crown. With remaining pieces of your gold fabric, measure and cut fabric to fit around each wrist. A 5″ width piece will work well. Paste one of your remaining red stars to the center of each cuff. Secure the wrist bands with safety pins on the underside of your wrist. Follow the same process for your headband.
Luckily I have dark hair so I simply curled my hair (the bigger the curl the better for Wonder Woman). Otherwise, purchase a dark shoulder-length or longer wig to complete the look.
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