It’s that time of year again
when Halloween is near,
where scary costumes abound,
At first he wanted to be Green Lantern because he has always been that character when he plays with his classmates. I put on his green lantern shirt over the black ninja overalls and painted his face green for a mask. He happened to have a Green Lantern cape (I have no idea why there is one but it’s a cape with the Green Lantern logo) so we put that on too. I just needed some white gloves and boots. Perfect! There he is checking his reflection in the mirror.
But then he liked the idea of holding a sword too so we tried the ninja outfit. It’s the same black overalls as above plus the red and gold cover on top. We used a toy sword that he got for his birthday. It was more like a Gundam kind of sword than a ninja one though.
And then we remembered that he has a Captain America mask… and so the Captain trumped all the others…
This is our final look. The mask makes his eyes look so swollen. There’s a slightly better photo at the end. 🙂
Toy Kingdom‘s Halloween catalogue has a Captain America costume and it sells for P829.75. When I checked the nearest Toy Kingdom however, it was not available. What to do but to make our own, right? Plus, I was a bit hesitant to spend that much on something he’d wear for just a couple of times.
The mask was all that we had to begin the outfit. It was a gift from his aunt when she went to 168. She was not able to tell me the price but I’m guessing it’s less than P100 since I found the same one in OLX for P100 but that was with lights and sounds.
I found a shield at a toy store in Greenhills and it was selling for P399. It had lights and sounds as well but 3 of the lights were broken and it was their last stock already. I almost bought it but decided to look around some more. Boy, was I glad that I did! I found another shield in the tyangge, no bells and whistles this time for only P120! Whew!
Shirt & Pants
As I was going around the tyangge, I was soooo happy to see this sando and shorts pair being sold! It’s not the usual blue shirt with the shield design but it actually looks like Captain America’s outfit with the big white star and the red and white stripes! It’s perfect, nevermind that it’s a sando. For a while there, I was already getting worried how to make the rest of the outfit. I got these for P250.
Captain America can’t be going around in these shorts though so I didn’t use them. It was a good thing that his ninang had given him a pair of coloured jeans of the same shade from years before. That’s what I used.
I decided to use cuffs instead of gloves and boots. I cut up a red eco bag and sewed buttons on them.
Ta-da! It would have been nice to have red shoes as well but it’s so hard to match that with anything else. I love that he can still wear the outfit (minus the mask and shield) anytime of the year that he feels like being Captain America and not look overdressed at all. Yaaaaah! 🙂