Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

girl superhero halloween costume

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Step 1 Download the michaels.com templates on this page for diagrams of the superhero’s T-shirt, skirt and cape, as well as the logo and a star for the belt. Step 2 Skirt: Press the Royal Blue T-shirt to remove any wrinkles and lay it on a flat working surface. Step 3 Use scissors to cut in a straight line across the Royal Blue T-shirt, just underneath the armpits, then discard the top section of the shirt. Use the skirt diagram as a guide.  Step 4 Cut a piece of freezer paper that is as wide and long as the remaining portion of the shirt. Turn the adult T-shirt inside out and place the freezer paper, shiny side down, on the inside of the shirt’s front.  Step 5 ADULT: Press with the iron to adhere the freezer paper to the inside of the shirt. This will prevent paint from bleeding through the back of the shirt. Turn the shirt right side out and set aside. Step 6 Cut another piece of freezer paper that is the same size as the remaining T-shirt portion. Set it, shiny side down, on the working surface. Arrange glitter star stickers on the freezer paper and trace them, using the skirt diagram as a guide for the pattern.  Step 7 ADULT: When you are satisfied with the star pattern, use the X-ACTO® knife to carefully cut out the interior of each star on the freezer paper. Try to keep the outside borders of each star as intact as possible, since that is the part that will act as the stencil.  Step 8 ADULT: Once all the stars have been cut out, place the stencil, shiny side down, on top of the skirt, making sure it covers the fabric as completely as possible. With the iron on a medium, dry setting, press for about 10-15 seconds at a time all over the stencil, adhering it to the T-shirt. Take special care that each stencil opening is completely attached to the T-shirt and there are no loose sections where the paint can seep through the stencil. Step 9 Once the stencil is completely adhered, squeeze some gold fabric paint onto your paper plate (or palette paper). Load the bottom of the foam Spouncer™ evenly with paint and gently dab all over the open stencil area to transfer the paint. Apply paint evenly until you have the coverage desired. TIP: The paint should not be so thick that it creates a puddle around the stencil opening, since this will cause seepage and blurring of the design. Step 10 Slowly and gently remove the stencil while the paint is still wet. To do this, hold the shirt down against your working surface with one hand while you peel away the stencil with the other. Be careful not to let any sections of the template fall against your finished shirt, to avoid smudges. Let the shirt dry for at least four hours.  Step 11 Repeat Steps 4-10 to stencil stars onto the other side of the skirt, if desired. When the skirt is completely dry, remove the freezer paper from inside.  Step 12 ADULT: Use an X-ACTO® knife (or scissors) to make two small vertical slashes about ½" apart within the bottom hem of the T-shirt, at the center front of the skirt. Use the skirt diagram as a guide. Be careful to slash the hem’s top layer only. The T-shirt’s bottom hem will become the waistline of your superhero’s skirt. Step 13 Thread your tapestry needle with a 36" length of narrow grosgrain ribbon. Insert the needle through one of the slashes at the front of the skirt, and thread it all the way around the hem, until it comes out through the second slash. TIP: Be sure to keep hold of the ribbon’s tail, so that you do not lose it inside the hem. Step 14 Adjust the ribbon tension so that it is evenly distributed around the waistline of the skirt, and the ends of the ribbon are even.  Step 15 When wearing the skirt, pull the ribbon ends to cinch the skirt around the waist, then tie the ribbon in a bow to secure. Trim the ends, if necessary. Step 16 Shirt: Follow Steps 4-10 above to stencil the logo onto the
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