As a mom to a three (almost four!) year-old, we talk a lot about superheros. This year when I asked my son what he wanted to be for Halloween, he said he wanted the whole family to dress up like The Incredibles. I thought it was a fantastic idea. I'm not a fan of store bought Halloween costumes and I thought this was something I might be able to pull off. My husband and I will be sporting "Incredibles" garb from the waste up, since we aren't huge fans of bodysuits with black underwear on the outside. I purchased red shirts and thermal leggings for the boys and long sleeve shirts for me and my husband from American Apparel. Then I purchased some yellow, orange, and black fabric as well as some fusable webbing (I'm now addicted) from the craft store. I sketched out the incredible logos to make a template and then cut out the three shapes and ironed them together with the webbing in between each layer (I went layer by layer...not all at once). Lastly, I ironed the whole emblem onto the shirt. I wanted to be sure I got it right before putting it onto the shirt since there is no going back once it is on. For my three year old, I also made the black underwear and belt. I winged it on these pieces..snipping and trimming until it looked right. It would probably have been easier to find some black underwear but my first few attempts were unsuccessful, so I gave up.
Tomorrow I am going to head to our local costume store to look for black masks and black gloves for us. If I can't find a nice mask, he can always wear this one I made previously. My son is already obsessed with his costume. The best part is, he can wear them as PJs after halloween. More superhero/Halloween pics to come soon!