Need a last-minute costume for our Comic-Con mixer on July 18? No problem! As a connoisseur of procrastination myself, I know that waiting until the last minute to prepare a costume can be as stressful as it is a unique and beautiful catalyst for creating stunning, creative accoutrements.
Here’s a simple way to create your own bare bones superhero costume:
- Regular clothes
- Underwear (that can fit over your outerwear)
- A large swath of fabric
Step 1: Pick a super-identity.
I chose “Copy Man” because I’m a copywriter.
Step 2: Pick out clothes that fit your super-identity.
I picked what I wore today to work … because I’m a copy writer.
Step 3: Put on clothes from step two.
Step 4: Put underwear over clothes (bonus points if they also fit your super-identity or are really cute).
Sorry, if I had thought about this step before I left the house I would’ve worn cuter underwear.
Step 5: Find large piece of fabric and drape it over your shoulders.
Instant cape! Mine’s made from a curtain, fixed together with earbuds.
Step 6: Make a mask out of the paper and string.
Feel free to color yours in, but I wanted a more monotone palette.
Step 7: Draw a symbol on a piece of paper to represent your super-identity.
CM = Copy Man!
Step 8: Affix symbol to your shirt.
Tape is a beautiful invention.
Bonus step: Create awesome headgear or props with more paper and/or other found objects.
TA-DA! DONE. This took me, like, 15 minutes to put together, so if a friend of yours tries to come up with excuses on how they don’t have time to put a costume together before our Comic-Con Mixer at 7 p.m. on Friday July 18, tell them, “NO EXCUSES!”*
*You don’t have to wear a costume, but they are encouraged! See you Friday!