Halloween is just around the corner and this No-Sew Captain Marvel Toddler Costume is perfect for any of your superhero-loving kids. They’ll love pretending they can fly and you’ll love how easy it was to make!
My daughter is only 2 years old and already loves Captain Marvel (of course, having two older brothers who adore all superheroes may have played a role!) With Halloween around the corner, I just had to make this No-Sew Captain Marvel Toddler Costume. Easy to make and comfortable to wear, it’s the perfect costume for Halloween night and for imaginative play all year round!
This post is sponsored by Aleene’s and contains affiliate links. I receive a small percentage of your purchase (at no cost to you!) through these links which helps me continue to offer original tutorials and free printables!
Watch the video tutorial or follow the instructions below!
Supplies need to make No-Sew Captain Marvel Toddler Costume:
- Aleene’s® Fabric Fusion® Permanent Fabric Adhesive
- White Pajama Set (I found mine at Old Navy but these work too)
- Tulip ColorShot Instant Fabric Color (1 Red/2 Blue)
- Gold Oly-Fun (or other non-fraying gold fabric)
- Wax Paper (can be found in baking section of most grocery stores)
- Red Boots and Red T-shirt (optional)
- Captain Marvel Star Logo Pattern (download below)
Grab the Captain Marvel Star Logo Pattern HERE!
Just enter your name and email address to download the free file and join the T&T newsletter! I send out exclusive free printables to my newsletter subscribers all the time and promise to never spam you.
Time needed: 2 hours.
This project will take a couple hours to finish because of the drying time. Just set aside and work on something else while the fabric glue and paint dry!
- Block off design
Use the Captain Marvel Star Logo pattern to cut the wax paper. Use a iron on low heat to stick in place. Make sure that you completely enclose the sections of the t-shirt top that you don’t want spray paint on. Spending a little more time applying the wax paper will make your job so much easier when you’re spray painting!
- Apply paint
Using light and even coats, apply the red paint to the exposed areas of fabric (collar and lower arms). Set aside to dry completely. Once dry, remove wax paper.
- Block & Color Blue Sections
Cut the opposite sections of wax paper to completely enclose the red sections you just colored. Iron over the red portions and spray with blue paint. Again, allow to dry completely before removing wax paper. Don’t worry if the red and blue lines along the collar don’t match up completely. That border will be covered by the gold fabric. Try to get the arm lines to match as best you can.
- Cut gold fabric
Use the Captain Marvel Star Logo pattern to cut shapes out of the gold fabric.
- Apply gold to shirt
Use a paint brush to apply Fabric Fusion to the back of the gold fabric and place on t-shirt. You may need to hold down some of the more difficult sections (along arm crease) while they dry. Continue line around the back. Add the star for the final touch to the No-Sew Captain Marvel Toddler Costume!
- Red boots (optional)
These red boots are optional but looks super adorable! If you can’t find red boots in your toddler’s size, I found these at Old Navy and painted them red with paint specifically formulated for leather/pleather.
- Making the sash (optional)
Make a quick sash by cutting the lower section of a large red t-shirt. This is more of a vintage Captain Marvel detail so it’s totally optional.
Captain Marvel To The Rescue!
I hope this No-Sew Captain Marvel Toddler Costume tutorial comes in handy for you. I loved how Aleene’s Fabric Fusion made the gold detail on the costume so painless and easy! It really is absolutely necessary for every DIY Halloween costume!
And if Captain Marvel isn’t your child’s thing, you could totally take the basic ideas from this tutorial and customize them for almost any toddler diy Halloween costume. Happy Halloween to you and your little superhero!
Here some more great costumes from friends:
- Peacock Costume
- Unicorn Hoodie Costume
- Scrappy Unicorn Costume
- Homemade Witch Costume
- Shopkins Halloween Costume
- Little Girl Halloween Costumes
- Minnie Mouse Costume
- Princess Leia Costume
- Girls Rockstar costume
- Bee Witch Costume
Want more fun Halloween costumes?
- Where The Wild Things Are Costumes
- How to Make a Dragon Costume from a Sweatsuit
- Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids!
- Star Wars Princess Leia Halloween Baby Wig