Riddler Costume, DIY

Riddler Costume DIY. This post may contain affiliate links, please see the end of the post for more information.
Riddler Costume DIY. This post may contain affiliate links, please see the end of the post for more information.

Even though Little Dude is a mostly sweet boy, he loves bad guys.  Yesterday morning he was pretending to be the Riddler.  When the time arrived to get dressed, he saw his green seersucker pants I had made him for St. Patrick’s Day and announced I want to wear all green today.   He wanted to dress up as the Riddler for school.  I looked through his shirts, but he was not happy with his green shirt options, so he said he would just wear the plain white t-shirt.

I had a quick thought and excitedly told him, I probably have time to add a question mark to the white shirt.  He was so excited! We hoped on Etsy and found the perfect question mark embroidery design by Knotty Rose Designs.  I was happy he picked a fill stitch design, as we only had about 40 minutes before we had to leave for school and I didn’t have a lot of time to look for applique fabric to match.  I originally thought he would want a green question mark, but he insisted on a red question mark because he seemed more evil.

I took the t-shirt to get the t-shirt ready for easily centering the question mark embroidery design on the  white t-shirt I purchased from Kavio.  Please feel free to reference my tutorial on How to Center Your Embroidery Design Every Time.  I stitched out the design easily and quickly.  I ironed on some Sulky Tender Touch to the back of the embroidery design to help the shirt feel soft and not scratchy.

I made the green seersucker pants for St. Patrick’s Day.  I used Seamingly Smitten’s Classic Boys Pants Pattern.  They are my go to pattern for my son.  The pattern can be used in both wovens and knits.  The pants are a super quick sew and great for beginners. I used a lime green and white seersucker fabric from Joann Fabric.  Be cautious it is very thin and may need to be lined.

He wanted to include his penguin backpack in the picture.  We bought this rolling penguin backpack for Little Dude’s first vacation when he was 15 months old. He has used it on several trips and school since then. He loves it and so does everyone else.  He literally has had little preschoolers try to take his bag when he was rolling it the halls of his school.  It has been through a lot and is super sturdy.  I am thinking about buying the ladybug or frog for my Baby Girl.  It’s the perfect size for little ones and grows with them as a backpack.

Of course, my son came home from school with chocolate ice cream covered all over his Riddler costume, but he was thrilled to dress as the Riddler for the day and I am sure I can get the ice cream out.

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Salut! My name is Lo and I'm a multi-faceted individual with a passion for exploring. I love pushing my limits, whether through thrilling activities like yoga, strength training, and traveling or through engaging in more creative endeavors like sewing and blockchain technology. I'm quite the nomad in my free time- there's nothing more invigorating than discovering a new place and collecting memories along the way! France holds a special place in my heart though; from its vibrant culture and cuisine to its incredible architecture. Paris is always a good idea! Bisous!

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