I was absolutely NOT being caught dead in spandex and I certainly don't have that female superhero curvy shape that seems to be a requirement for superhero status....
Every year at work each department picks a Halloween costume theme. Our department has over 30 members so it is a little tough to come up with ideas that allow for that many people to dress up as a character. Last year was Star Wars so I was a Jedi, the year before was Wizard of Oz so I was an apple tree (yes, an apple tree). Well, this year was superhero's and for women, that pretty much means large breasts, tight shirts that show cleavage, and spandex pants. NO WAY. That is just not my style (or body....LOL). And so the research began...
I finally decided on a family oriented superhero - The mother from The Incredibles! Yes, that's right, I decided that I could make Elastagirl work for me, with a few minor modifications of course (Such as no spandex!)
I looked online to buy a costume and quickly realized that there was no way I was paying $40 - $80 for a costume I would only be caught dead wearing half of and would most likely never use again (I know how hard it is to get tickets to Comic-Con in NYC!).
So a homemade costume was the order of the day. How was I going to do this and how much was it going to cost me?
Well, not only was it simple, but it affordable too! Knowing early enough what I was going to be allowed me to get what I needed before they raised all the prices for Halloween!
MRS. INCREDIBLE COSTUME:
Total Cost for Mrs. Incredible: $24.57 (I already owned a black skirt and black boots)
How the symbol on the shirt was made and applied:
NOTE: Make sure you have color ink before you start!
MR. INCREDIBLE COSTUME:
As you can see, I also made a Mr. Incredible costume for my husband for a party we were going to. His costume was basically the same but we bought him a "chest," added balled up socks as muscles, and used ace bandages to secure it all in place! Here is what we purchased for his costume (affiliate links):
Total Cost for Mr. Incredible: $30.73 (he already had black jeans and black boots - FYI - he WAS NOT wearing spandex either!)
Simple to make, and less expensive and better quality than most store bought costumes! Not to mention how it feels to be able to
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