October 29th, 2014
Halloween is not my jam. I think I’ve said this before . Somehow it’s made worse because I sew. I could just go to the thrift store and let them pick out whatever they want, but then a cloud of guilt follows me around until November. So I ask them what they want to be, and after all the “I want to be this! No I want to be that!” I put off the costume making. I know I am not alone on this.
I have to admit though, I wanted to make this one (the pirate and Sensi Wu on the other hand, I am blowing off until Thursday night). If you don’t watch the Super Hero Squad–and you shouldn’t, it’s mostly booger jokes with some superhero stuff on the side–then you might not know that this is Falcon!
That is pretty much all I know: his name is Falcon and I think he shoots things out of his wings. Obviously, I am not versed in superhero. But I can sew a superhero, especially a superhero with wings. I have wanted to make wings like this for a long time. My kids only rarely use the dress up box, so giant wings are not in high demand.
Giant wings are so fun to sew! And so easy! There is a tutorial on Llevo el Inveirno, but really you could just wing it (ha! thank you, I’ll be here all week).
I had zero red fabric–weird I know, but I don’t care for the color (or as my kids would say, it’s my worst favorite color). Luckily, my friend hosted a clothes swap last week and I grabbed a red linen shirt and red polyester pants. They worked perfectly. And KCW was perfectly timed to get me to sit down in front of my sewing machine and sew.
I sewed the wings to some cuffs I cut from an old t-shirt and whipped up that mask in 5 minutes flat. There you have it, one happy 5 year old superhero!