male, at some point in their lives, wants to be Superman, so why not play out
the fantasy and wear the famous red and blue Spandex or Lycra outfit to your
Halloween party? If you have to go as a superhero, might as well go as the most
famous superhero in the world. You would not have any problem finding a
Superman costume at specialty stores and rental shops, but it might cost you
more than you’re willing to spend for one night. Here’s how to make a Superman
costume from scratch.
you will need:
long-sleeved blue shirt or a blue unitard
swimming trunks or cheerleading briefs
plastic belt or a wide strip of yellow cloth
red cape or yards of red fabric
Superman’s outfit should fit your body like a glove, so you might want to work
out a bit weeks before the Halloween party to get that buff look. Even if
you’re bod is not so buff, you still need to wear it tight, in Spandex or Lycra
preferably. Invest in some bodyshapers if want to disguise that slight paunch
around your middle.
Get a blue unitard or blue tight-fitting, long-sleeved shirt. If you’re going
for the shirt, you will need to pair it with blue tights. You will need to put
the Superman logo on it by buying one from a specialty store and attaching it
with glue or needle and thread. You can also paint the logo on the shirt itself
by using red and yellow paint. Get a close-up image of the logo to make sure
you paint it right.
Search for red swimming trunks or red cheerleading briefs which you will wear
over the unitard or tights. Make sure to wear regular briefs underneath the
tights; you don’t want to get thrown out of the party for indecent exposure.
A yellow belt is essential. You can easily buy a plastic one from toy shops,
which will suit your outfit perfectly. If not, you can use a wide strip of
yellow fabric as a belt and cinch it around your waist.
Superman’s outfit is defined by his flowing red cape, something that you can
easily buy or rent from stores. You can also make your own by getting yards of
red fabric and sewing the edges for a cleaner look. You can sew the cape on the
back of the shirt or just attach it around your neck.
Red boots are a must. Since it can be difficult to look for one in regular
shops, you can just buy an old pair from an Army surplus store or thrift shop
and spray paint them red.
After you have put on the entire outfit, slather some hair gel and comb your
hair neatly. Leave a lock or two hanging on your forehead.
And don't forget, Star Costumes has tons of great
costumes if you want to go as someone else.