If you’re a parent you will totally relate to today’s post. Our school hosted a superhero day, which I thought sounded fun. Fun – until I realized that I needed to come up with a few superhero costumes.
We have a truck full of dress-up clothes and fortunately for Jon, his Aunt Jenny sent him a Spiderman costume on his last birthday. Done.
But Kate… well, unless there is a superhero that dresses like a princess, a ladybug, or a farm animal we had nothing. Plus, she wanted to be Word Girl.
Meet Word Girl…
“Animated Super hero WordGirl fights crime using her superhero strength and her colossal vocabulary with her monkey sidekick, Captain Huggy Face.”
Considering that we recently had l-o-n-g discussions with Kate about using her words to solve problems, I thought it was a fitting choice. Now, the costume…
Thankfully Word Girl wears a basic red top and bottom. We snatched a red top from brother Jon and pants from friend Jacqueline (thank you both) and used an old pillow case for the rest.
I cut the pillow case open to access the entire piece of fabric. The nicely hemmed band became the belt (now stitched onto the bottom of Jon’s red T-shirt) and a main portion became the cape. A small amount formed the crest and a piece of leftover red felt (found in the bottom of the craft bin) created the star.
All in all, it was an easy costume to create. It took a bit of time, some creativity, and some searching though the linen cupboard but we did it. Meet Word Girl, non-animated version.
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