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1960's Robin Superhero Costume Vest

Added May 18, 2011

by lanternwaste33

Pascagoula, Miss...






My sister wanted to be a girl version of Robin from the 1960’s Batman show for Halloween in 2010. So I made her the red vest-type thing for her costume. I used the Butterick 4827 pattern, view A. I cut the dress short, raised the neckline, and drafted the scallop hem with a bowl from the kitchen. I made a muslin so I could take it in and fit it just perfectly on her. Then I used the muslin pieces as my pattern to cut out the fabric. I lined the vest with flannel so it would be warm on the chilly halloween night. I put a seperating zipper in the back, instead of a lacing like the pattern called for.
I used singlefold bias tape that I dyed bright yellow for the faux “lacings” on the front of the vest. I printed out the design for the “R” emblem from my computer, and cut it out for a pattern. I cut the black felt circle out first, then the yellow R. I sewed the letter to the circle and then sewed the whole thing to the left side of the vest.
I think it looks really good. I also made the black vinyl mask. By the way, my mom made the yellow satin cape and the shorts; and my sister made the gloves. The shirt underneath was store bought. The belt was a collaborative effort between me and sis. The gold center is a wood piece glued on a plastic belt buckle, and the little cylinders are clothespins painted gold. I thought of the clothespin idea out of nowhere when I was tossing and turning one night, haha!

Material Notes

1 yard red bottomweight cotton, 1 yard red flannel for lining, 1/2 yard single fold bias tape, 1 black felt sheet, 1 yellow felt sheet, yellow dye, 1 seperating zipper, thread.




Garment Type
Mod, Other
Cotton, Blends, Flannel



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    Dec 25, 2011, 04.36 PMby ArtNinja14

    I love it!!!! Do you ever go to any Comic Con’s?

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    May 19, 2011, 04.53 PMby Lucha Suarez

    So cute!! You did a great job! Good teamwork too with your mom and sis! The family that sews together stays together!

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    May 19, 2011, 12.34 AMby Seeks Corey

    Yay! Any well done comics inspired costume is a winner in my book. :)

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    May 18, 2011, 08.57 PMby grafiketgrafok

    Hahahaha! Love it!!! It looks cool and tell your sister it’s an excellent choice! :p

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