Quick and Easy Superhero Costumes

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These quick and easy superhero costumes are a lifesaver when Halloween is just around the corner.

The Incredibles

The movie The Incredibles added a full family of superheroes to dress up as. To make a quick and easy Incredible costume you need a red sweatpant and shirt, black gloves, black belt, and black shoes or boots. Make a yellow and black Incredible symbol from yellow and black felt, foam craft paper, or construction paper and adhere it to the center front of the shirt. Make a black eye mask by drawing it around your eyes with eyebrow pencil or cutting one from foam craft paper.


Batman costumes can either be all black or a combination of black and gray. Batman changed his look each time a new movie was produced, so choose which version of Batman you want to dress up as. To make quick and easy superhero costumes that will look like one of the bats, use any combination of the following pieces:

  • Black jeans
  • Black sweatpants
  • Gray pants
  • Gray leggings
  • Black leggings
  • Black or gray sweatshirt or t-shirt
  • Black cape
  • Black boots
  • Black mask with bat ears

Look over some pictures of Batman and decide which version you want to be. Both versions of Batman wear the black bat mask. It is probably easier to buy this portion of the costume at a costume supply store. Make a thick belt and Batman logo from yellow or black felt or craft foam. Attach the logo to the chest of your shirt with tape or glue.


This female superhero costume can be put together quickly at the last minute if you already have on hand the following basics, or you can make a run to the store to pick up what you don't have. The basics for a Batgirl costume are an all-black outfit. You can wear anyone of the following combinations:

  • Black leggings
  • Tall black boots
  • Sexy black high heels
  • Black tights
  • Black mini skirt
  • Black t-shirt
  • Black tank top
  • Black mask for the eyes
  • Cut out a yellow bat from felt, material, or construction paper and attach it to the top

Spider Man

Spider-Man is a very popular superhero costume for kids and adults. Making this superhero costume is not as easy as some of the others, but it is still possible to make it yourself. A Spider- Man costume is blue on the bottom and red on the top. You'll need to wear blue pants or leggings. The top is a combination of the same color blue with red arms. Wear a blue turtleneck and add the red embellishments to the chest. Draw a spider in a web on the front red panel of the shirt. Spider-Man wears a full head mask and gloves; it is best if you are able to purchase these parts at a costume shop. Spider-Man is so popular; you may be able to buy the mask and gloves in the toy department of many department stores. Face paint is also an alternative to wearing a full Spider-Man mask. Make a pair of red knee high boots out of craft foam and attach them to the outside of the blue pants or leggings.

Simple Superhero Costumes

If you are in a pinch the easiest superhero costume is one you create yourself. All you need is a superhero cape and an eye mask. Make your own superhero logo and attach it to the front of your shirt and you are ready to fight crime or trick or treat!

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Quick and Easy Superhero Costumes