Hulk Costume For Girls
||Looking for a flattering Hulk costume for a girl but can’t find one? How about making one yourself? Here is a simple tutorial that will show you how to make one that is flattering for a girly figure and also affordable. Note that this tutorial can also be used to make your own boy’s costume as well. Instead of skirt for the bottom, use shorts instead.|
Hulk Costume For Girls: Supplies
- 1 – 1 1/2 Yard green knit fabric (similar to fabric used for t-shirts)
- 1/2 Yard purple knit fabric
- 2″ width elastic for waist
- Black permanent marker or Sharpie pen
- Acrylic craft paints – green, black, yellow, and purple
- Paint brush in various widths
- Long sleeve fitted shirt made out of similar knit fabric that fits you well (flattering). Try to find a shirt that is a similar stretch and material as your green knit fabric. You will be using this shirt to make a template.
Hulk Costume For Girls: Directions
This was a last minute costume request from my daughter last Halloween so I was able to get some quick shot of the attempt at a Hulk costume but unfortunately did not get any snaps of her actually wearing the outfit to her school dance!
Step 1. Shirt Template. Fold green knit fabric double (lengthwise and with right sides folded together) and lay it flat on a table, surface or floor. Lay your shirt on top and using a Sharpie, trace your shirt onto the fabric, from the sides, arm hole, neckline, all the way back down to the hemline.
Step 2. Optional Sleeves. Do the same with the sleeve (optional) if you’re costume will be having a sleeve. Originally we were planning on creating a one-sleeved Hulk costume but the sleeve never got sewn on due to lack of time. But that would have been a cool costume look too. So anyhooooo, if you are opting for a sleeveless costume, skip this step.
Step 3. So now you have the shirt and sleeve traced onto the fabric, trace another line 5/8″ away for the seam allowance. Trace all around the bodice and the sleeve. Once that is done, cut out the fabric through both layers.
Step 4. Stitch Together and Outline. Now making sure the fabric is facing right sides together, stitch the side of the top and the shoulders together. Turn the top right side out. Slide a paper grocery bag between the two layers of the shirt. Use a black Sharpie pen to trace the outline of the chest. I looked at some Hulk images online to get an idea as to how the 6 pack and chest should look.
Step 5. Zoomed Out. Another view of the chest outline. You only need to make simple rough outlines. Don’t worry if you mess up, you can paint over it later with the various shades of green later.
Step 6. Mix Paints. Use a paint tray or an old foam container to mix your paints. Squeeze out 3 dabs of paint — one dab of green paint, one dab of black paint, and one last dab for black / green combination. For the black / green combination try to mix a shade that is a bit darker than your regular green but be careful adding too much black. Use a little at a time and mix until you get the desired color.
Step 7. Paint In Shadows. With the dark green paint, paint in the shadows or darker areas of the shirt. This is usually where your Sharpie outlines are where the muscle would create a valley and you want to accentuate the crease.
Step 8. Paint Pop Of Green Color. Add in the regular green paint in the overall area as needed. Since the shirt fabric is already green, we didn’t have to do too much of that. Only in areas where you want to make the green pop some more.
Step 9. Add Highlights. With the lighter green and yellow paint, now add in the highlights or areas that would reflect light the most. This would be the areas that are raised. This step will really make your shirt come alive! Step back and make adjustments as needed. Let the top dry and set aside.
Step 10. Skirt Template. To make a skirt you will need 3 measurements: your waist, your hips and the desired length of your skirt. For the hip and waist, add about 3″ for each.
Waist template = (Actual Waist + 3″)
Hip template = (Actual Hip + 3″)
Length template = (Actual length desired)
(1) Using the measurements above, draw your template with white chalk onto the wrong side of the purple knit fabric. This is your seam line.
(2) Draw in 5/8″ seam allowance (another white line) from the one you just drew. This will be where you will make your cut.
(3) Cut the fabric on your cut line. Do that twice.
(4) Cut a random jagged edge for your skirt hem. Make it higher on one side and lower on the other.
Step 11. Stitch Skirt. Place the skirts, right sides together, and stitch the sides together on the seam line. For the waist, measure a piece of 2″ wide elastic about 1″ shorter than your waist.
Elastic Length = (Actual Waist Measurement – 1″)
Stitch the ends of the elastic together. Then pin it to the top of the waist of the skirt (wrong side), making sure the purple knit fabric is spaced evenly. Stretch the elastic as you sew the elastic to the skirt. Sew several rows of stitching to make it decorative.
Step 12. Turn the skirt to the right side. With purple acrylic paint, add in any shading or textures you would like. Let the skirt dry.
Your skirt is now done and ready to wear with the Hulk green top!
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