Grant is still having fun wearing his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume and it made me think I should make him a couple more to change things up every now and then. He is just starting to recognize super heroes. He runs around at times saying "Mama, I a superhero".
He can always point out Spiderman so I knew he would be on my list to make, and I also chose Batman because I thought it would be simple and quick to sew. I made them both out of felt and made them the same way I made the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes. The actual sewing of the pieces took less than a naptime (which for my son is all of an hour if I'm lucky). So you could whip these up after your little one goes to bed if you're wanting to add to their dress up collection.
I made the masks using the patterns from this site. I made 2 identical ones and sewed them together for durability. For the Spiderman mask I hand embroidered the web details. You could easily use black puff paint if you wanted to make it a little easier and less time consuming. I also hand appliqued the Batman emblem using a blanket stitch, and embroidered the black webbing details on the front of the Spiderman costume. Again, puff paint would make this easier and faster, I just have a thing for hand embroidering stuff.
After making the batman costume I realized I probably should have made it a dark grey instead of all black but this was more simple and Grant won't know the difference yet anyway. There is no cape on the batman costume, at least not yet. I didn't realize my black felt wasn't wide enough for the costume so it will be attached at a later date.
I had some leftover wood peg dolls after making the Ninja Turtles earlier this year and decided to make a Spiderman and Batman doll to go with the costumes. Grant, my niece, and the 2 year old I babysit still play with the Ninja Turtle peg people so I know they will be played with often.
I can't wait to see Grant running around as Batman and Spiderman on Christmas Day.