DIY Batman Costume For Tween Girls

DIY Batman Costume For Tween Girls

My easy DIY Batman costume was quick to sew, tween friendly, and it’s comfy enough to double as loungewear.

DIY Batman Costume for Tween Girls

This project would’ve been a great addition to the Halloween Hacks Series at Swoodson Says, but as usual I’m late to the game. This is my unofficial, unplanned hack! Check out the series for a ton of ideas to Halloweenify regular clothing patterns.

DIY Batman Costume for Tween Girls

My baby is almost too cool to dress up now, but next week is “theme week” at school. They get a hat day, pajama day, etc. Friday they get to wear superhero costumes; and this was our answer. I used the Flashback Skinny Tee pattern for the top, and added the Bat Logo myself. SugarTot Designs has free superhero templates you can download. I used knit fabric that shifted around, so my logo doesn’t do Telisa’s cute template justice. It passed Bella’s inspection though, so I’m not upset it isn’t perfect.

DIY Batman Costume for Tween Girls (link to free logo template)

Brat wouldn’t let me add one of the cute little tutus to her costume. I truly couldn’t stand the utter lack of embellishment; so I used my Hot Fix Tool*

to add some bling around the logo. It made me feel better, but definitely not the satisfaction I would’ve gotten from a huge, fluffy blue tutu.

DIY Batman Costume for Tween Girls

The pants pattern is the Basic Leggings* from Serger Pepper. They have a wide cuff on bottom that tucks into boots perfectly. We have several pairs of Basic Leggings in heavy rotation at my house. The pattern is really easy to modify, and it’s build to last through growth spurts. One can’t really have too many black leggings!

DIY Batman Costume for Tween Girls

This is probably the most cost efficient costume I’ve ever made. I used a high quality knit fabric because this stuff can be worn everyday. I know the leggings will be worn all the time. The top will at least be slept in; and possibly even worn outside. Worst case scenario, it gets donated to Bella’s little cousin who is definitely inheriting the cape. I could even pick off the appliqué if I had to. Overall, I’m pretty pleased with this tween-friendly DIY Batman costume.

Want more costume inspiration? Visit Creative Costumes for lots of Halloween ideas!

DIY Batman Costume for Tween Girls

Update: I got my tutu! Bella told her aunt she felt like her costume was “missing something” and asked her to make one! I’ll try my best to get an iPhone pic and share on my social media- I thought my tutu days were over but it looks like I get to have one more:)

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Emily

    Love this so much!

  2. Cindy

    Yay…I’m glad you got your tutu in the end.:)

    Great costume/outfit for your tween! Black leggings are a must!
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  3. Julie

    Now that is one great costume, just what I would have loved as a kid!
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  4. Pam @Threading My Way

    Great idea to make an outfit that can be worn for an occasion, and then everyday use as well. It looks fabulous!!! I just adore the light blue. Glad your tutu days are not over just yet. They grow up way too quickly!
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  5. Gina

    Nothing is worse than investing a lot of time into a costume that will be worn 1 or twice. Awesome that this costume is built on foundation pieces that will see a lot of every day use. It looks adorable on Bella!!! Win/win that Bella gets a tutu and you get to make it!!
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  6. Annie

    I thought the costume would look great with a tutu! Glad to hear you got your tutu fix :)
    Great jobs on the shirt and the leggings. They fit great and look so comfy, and they can be worn any day not just Halloween!
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  7. Donna

    Excellent on your tutu win! This is a great outfit for a tween. It is always great to be able to make something that you know will get great wear in the everyday rotation!


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