|Costume type:||Costumes for Boys|
This homemade costume for boys entered our 2017 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Jamie, the 'Bibleman' costume creator:
My son loves watching the new "Bibleman: The Animated Adventures" and wanted to be him for Halloween. Since it isn't a popular show, there aren't pre-made costumes for this character. So we made him Bibleman.
The purple shirt and pants were from a thrift store
I used craft foam to for the Breastplate, decorative crosses, wrist guards and upper leg armor (using elastic to slip over the arms and legs). I also re-purposing a Captain America mask by covering it with the foam to create the Bibleman helmet. I added elastic around the neck and the waist of the Breastplate in order to be worn.
I purchased scrap fleece fabric from my local Joann Fabric and used this to cover an old Spider-man Frisbee for the shield and used hot glue to attach the fabric to the inside. The Spider-Man image was showing through the fabric, so I cut a circle of white card stock and placed under the fabric and it worked perfect. I added elastic as a handle to slide his arm through. The fleece fabric worked great for creating the belt; I used what I think is stabilizer interfacing fabric/paper (I purchased at a thrift store a few years back) and covered it with the fabric, sewed both edges and added the belt buckle embellishment. The boot covers were made from the fleece as well following the directions I found on this blog: https://thethingswellmake.com/diy-superhero-boots-two-methods/
Like the blogger suggests, I would make the fabric longer to make sure it doesn't ride up. I did add elastic bands near the arch of the foot, but I would add another one towards the ball of the foot to keep the fabric covering the top of the shoes.
And lastly for the cape, I purchased purple fabric, but not enough- I ended up using an old sheet I use to paint on for the inside fabric of the cape. I used a cape we already had as a template and attached Velcro to fasten around the neck after sewing it up.
Shirt & pants- $3.00
Sword- $3.00 with Joann coupon
Elastic, Frisbee, Helmet, hot glue, interfacing fabric- Already had on hand