My five year old really wanted to be a bat for Halloween this year. We have lots of costumes in the costume bin, but no bats. A ready made bat costume was no where to be found. So I looked on Pinterest for ideas and decided on this. There is a great tutorial here. I also looked at a picture of a real bat wing to know how many curves to cut out of the wings. There are only three.
This is really simple to make except it can get a little tight in the shoulder area so make sure to leave extra room when measuring your fabric. I actually cut the shoulder to underarm area at an angle to give him more range of motion. I also added a tie at the neck to secure it from slipping off. He already had a silly bat hat that he wanted to wear so I didn't need to make any bat ears.
Pretty simple and I only spent $4 on fabric. He's a very happy bat and will be wearing this at least two more times before Halloween week is over.
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