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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Hi I'm Lo and I love to sew and I also love to play with my two children! I am a work at home Mom of two toddlers.  I never planned on staying home with the kids, however when I was 8 and 1/2 months pregnant with my first child, Little Dude, I was unexpectedly let go from my corporate job.  With a newborn and a tough job market, I decided to buy a Brother Sewing/Embroidery Machine and taught myself to sew. I would like to thank the many bloggers, youtube videos I have watched and PDF pattern designers for all their help. With a degree in International Business from Blaise-Pascal University in France I decided to open my own business, an Etsy shop.  I started making baby leg warmers and then added embroidered bodysuits.  I was so busy I couldn't keep up and had to seek out third party help. After my second child, Baby Girl, life became super busy.  There is something about little girls clothes that makes them so much fun to create.  I started venturing out to more articles of clothing.  It has been a fun adventure. I am learning as I go.  I sometimes skip steps or take short cuts, sometimes I take a long road to get where I need to go.  I don't think sewing needs to be perfect, I think it should be fun!!

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