Last year for Halloween Mr. K wanted to be Batman. Great! No problem, we have a Batman costume that Mr. J wore when he was 5, and Mr. K wore it when he was. I found it, made sure it still fit him and we were all set.
Then, he changed his mind. He wanted to be The Riddler. Still Batman themed, but a different character. I looked online, costume was sold out. I called a few places, they don't carry it. Ok, fine. I need to be creative.
I took a look online to make sure I knew what would be needed and set to work finding the items I needed.
- Green hat
- Green blazer (this I was not able to find, so I had to make do with a sweater)
- Walking stick (I found a broken shovel handle)
- Fabric Paint
- Purple gloves
When I was done, I headed to Michael's for fabric paint (I found a marker that worked well) and then home to get everything ready.
I started with the hat. The ribbon was unglued, so I glued it back on and then used the black marker to make a question mark on the front of the hat.
Next up, I washed the sweater, and when it was dry added question marks all over. I let Mr. K choose where he wanted them.
I unscrewed the handle from shovel and then cut out question marks from cardboard and glued construction paper over top. Then I glued them onto the top of the "walking stick". Hubby didn't like this, so he went and bought a different type that looked a little more like The Riddler's cane.
It was a really simple project. I ended up spending approx $25.00 (much cheaper than if I had bought the costume online). It could have been even cheaper if we had the items already.
If you think you/your child might like to be The Riddler next year, you can probably find a green hat at the $ store near St. Patrick's Day!
What makes it even better? He decided to be The Riddler again THIS Halloween, so it's really worth the money it took last year.