DIY Captain America Costume and Others

Captain America Costume

It’s that time of year again
when Halloween is near,
where scary costumes abound,
and superheroes…

get confused?

Confused Superhero

Green Lantern

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.

Green Lantern Costume


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.

Ninja Costume

Captain America

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. πŸ™‚

Captain America Costume

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 aΒ 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!

Captain America Costume

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.

Captain America Costume


I decided to use cuffs instead of gloves and boots. I cut up a red eco bag and sewed buttons on them.

Captain America Costume

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 theΒ outfit (minus the mask and shield)Β anytime of the year that he feels like being Captain America and not look overdressed at all. Yaaaaah! πŸ™‚

Captain America Costume

27 thoughts on “DIY Captain America Costume and Others

  1. ang galing! i’m trying to rack my brain up on how to create a costume but….nada….I don’t have this kind of creativity.

    one of the things i want to do while my kids are still young is to get them costumes to wear around the house – or at the mall if they choose to.i read somewhere that it helps develop their imagination.

    1. hehehe, thanks! πŸ™‚ It was really a good thing that I found those in the tyangge, otherwise, life would have been harder haha

      The thing I worry lang about superheroes is they might think that they have superhero powers like flying and try jumping off a high place. Yikes!

  2. Ha ha ha – Yeah, sometimes kids can’t decide which character to be. I miss this kind of dressing-up activity! My kids are teenagers now and they don’t like wearing costumes na. Enjoy every moment of this.

  3. i have never thought of doing that.. i was thinking of a costume for my son for last weekend’s halloween party but i couldn’t think of anything. we still attended the party costume-less πŸ˜€ great DIY tip! πŸ˜€

  4. Looks fun! And your little boy is so handsome too πŸ™‚

    I haven’t attended any Halloween parties yet with my girls since they can be too much to handle – for now. When the time comes, I’ll go back to this post for some tips. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  5. Aaaaah perfect! Love it! I may never let my son wear a scary costume, so superhero (and ninja) costumes will fit the bill. We’re going as a pirate this year though!

  6. Wow!! You’re so creative and resourceful πŸ™‚ Wais na Mommy!

    I’ve been wanting to dress my boy as Captain America again for this Halloween. I have already created a shield for him when we were celebrating his monthsaries before he turned a year old. It’s too bad that his Captain America onesie wouldn’t fit him anymore. We’re dressing him up as Charlie Brown instead πŸ™‚

    I have also visited your crafts and tutorials section. I am amazed even more! I will get tips from your DIY Homeschool and Playhouse posts πŸ™‚

  7. The DIY cuffs is my favorite! Galing mo, mommy! πŸ™‚ My daughter’s Cleopatra costume has a touch of DIY too. Hahaha! I made golden nails from a synthetic leather na natira from her sandals. πŸ˜€

  8. Nc, very creatve!! ill try some of your ideas thanks. then ill just add some mask from CostumeHouse. they sell masks that perfect for those DIY. really excited to try those.

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