Since Katie didn't have any super hero costumes and didn't want to wear any of Seth's (can't blame her), she came up with the idea of making a costume to coordinate with her eye patch. Since we try to do as much as possible to make wearing her eye patch fun, I couldn't say no. The eye patch is to help Katie's weak eye get stronger. I ordered this one from Patch Pals. They have a lot of cute options if your child needs eye patches.
Turns out we had a purple shirt her size and an adult size purple shirt in my T-shirt stash. (Man, my t-shirt stash is happy. The t-shirt bin is down at least 10 shirts this last week or two.)
The cape was super easy to make. We basically cut out around the collar in the front to just over the shoulders. (You want the collar to stay on because then your child can put the cape on by sticking their head through the collar.) Then the cape also kind of looks like a necklace or choker in front.
For both logos, we used a combination of freezer paper stencil and T-shirt applique.
I thought the purple skirt, purple tights, and pink sparkly shoes came together to really make it a fun costume.
She couldn't quite fly on her own...
...so Seth and Becca helped a bit...
She'd been looking forward to this party all week. I think looking forward to it was the most fun part of the whole thing for her. She said it didn't disappoint...and was every bit as much fun as she thought it would be.
I've included the diamond and lightening bolt image in case you want to make your own. You could just add your own child's letter. I used Brittanic Bold font, but you could have fun with something more adventurous. (The image is in reverse because you trace them in reverse for applique.)
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