So – with Captain America: Winter Soldier being released this month, I felt like it was time for our Captain America costumes to get a little re-vamp. We decided to start with the most important element – the shield – and to create a handy backpack while we were at it. When I say these Cap-Packs are easy to make, I’m not kidding. I started them Thursday afternoon, and they were ready in time to head to WonderCon 2014 on Friday morning. (Less than ONE DAY!)
The Cap Pack
It’s incredibly simple to create a Captain America backpack just like Captain Rogers. Just cut some circles, find (or sew) some straps, and go! A quick, cheap, *awesome* costume item that the kids can actually use!
What you’ll need:
- 2 large red circles (I chose felt because it holds it shape and the colors really pop)
- 2 large red circles (rip-stop/nylon) for lining
- 1 smaller white circle
- 1 smaller red circle
- 1 smaller blue circle
- 1 white star
- 2 straps (sew or purchase – I used brown felt because it was cheap and easy)
A note for other mamas: don’t be afraid to create your own pattern! Once you find the right-sized circle to get you started, creating the other pieces is super simple. I started with a super large circle for me, and a smaller circle for the boys. I lined my backpack with rip-stop nylon to make it even sturdier.
Total time: About 1.5 hours a piece!
Total cost for the Cap Packs: About $10 a piece
The New Costume:
Captain America sports a darker costume and different chest design than the last movie. To keep it simple, I ordered navy blue tshirts from Target and glue-gunned some gray trim to mimic the new design.
Total time: About 10 minutes!
Total cost for the shirts: About $8 a piece
That’s it – you’re done!
Super Hero Mama