Superhero Capes

February 24th, 2011 by Dionna | 4 Comments
Posted in Adults, Carnival and Special Series, Eclectic Learning, Families, Create!, Homey Goodness, Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, My Family

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For my second February “Familes, Create!” Carnival submission, I made Kieran some superhero capes. Kieran is WAY into superheroes, thanks to his best friend who is also superhero obsessed. Kieran has only actually seen about 5 minutes of a Spiderman movie (thank you, hotel cable), but the minimal exposure does not deter him.

Now, if I was smart, I would have given him one cape now and saved one cape for Christmas. Unfortunately, he saw me making both of them, so they are currently both in his possession. The Batman cape almost didn’t get finished, Kieran was SO anxious to get “my Batman! My batman!

Anyway. I roughly worked off of/modified the free tutorial from Puking Pastilles to make Kieran’s capes.

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For the black/green cape: Kieran has a thrift store Batman shirt, we used that to design the applique. We printed (and traced) a big “K” out for the other side. The black fabric is felt, the green fabric is flannel. The blue K is felt, as are the yellow and black for the Batman design. The Batman cape is a little bit longer – finished it is about 25 1/2 inches long.

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For the red/Spiderman cape: the Spiderman fabric is an old sheet that I found at a thrift store, the red fabric is flannel. That was my first attempt at the cape, so I kept it simple – no applique. The Spiderman cape is only 21 inches long finished.

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Superhero capes. Made for speed.


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4 Responses to:
"Superhero Capes"

  1. Amie @ Baby in Bliss   babyinbliss

    It is in this creativity that will flow forth a stream of brilliance. How wonderfully fun! The pics are great.

  2. Dude. This is soooooooooooo cute.

    I think you should make him a Captain Clean-up cape! Or not.

    The cuteness.

  3. Galit Breen   galitbreen

    Dionna, wow! This is amazing! What little one wouldn’t be screaming from the rooftops: This. Is. The. BEST!! I especially love the action shot at the top (Perfectly captured!)! And for the record: I also love that you went ahead and gave him both capes. Just look at his face! Do you see what I see? You so made the right choice! :)

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