Wonder Woman Costume Tutorial

by jessicaturner on October 5, 2012

For Elias’s superhero birthday party, I made a Wonder Woman costume for Adeline. It was inspired by this Wonder Woman costume picture on Pinterest.

Here are the steps to make this easy and adorable Wonder Woman costume.

Wonder Woman onesie
6-9 yards of blue tulle (the more tulle you buy, the fluffier the skirt will be.)
24” of elastic
Two sheets of stiff glittery stars
Needle and white thread

1. Measure how much elastic you will need for your child’s waist. Sew the elastic together on your sewing machine or by hand.
2. Cut tulle in strips (I recommend buying 6” spools of blue tulle vs. the large tulle you can buy on bolts at the craft store. It saves so much time to not have to cut all that tulle! Although, tulle on spools is more expensive.)
3. Knot the tulle to the elastic. (I found this tutorial helpful – she uses the kind of tulle that is on bolts)
4. Cut large stars to attach to the skirt. (I traced stars onto the felt so that they were all the same.)
5. Select a star and sew just one tip of it to the tulle. Do this throughout the skirt.

Note: For Adeline’s skirt, I used a combination of plain blue tulle (which I bought off a bolt and cute strips of by hand) + glittery blue tulle (which was on a spool). I thought the glittery would be a fun accent and it brightened the skirt up because that tulle was a brighter blue. While it was adorable, the glitter did not stay on tulle and Adeline got it all over her hands, face, etc. I would NOT recommend using the glittery tulle, unless you can find some that the glitter is worked into the threads, versus adhered it to it.

Also, I chose not to make a gold headband/crown for Adeline, since she never keeps them on for very long. Instead, I just put a gold glittery bow in her hair, which I got at Forever 21 – I love buying hair accessories there for Adeline.

Enjoy your cute Wonder Woman!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Eva Scott October 5, 2012 at 6:07 am

Adorable!!! Thank you SO much for all the links to purchase the items. Getting started on this soon!!


jessicaturner October 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

So happy to help!


SusanZ October 5, 2012 at 8:55 am

Adeline is so adorable in this costume.
I want to make one too. It seems to require some skills though.


jessicaturner October 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

No, it requires no skills. Watch the YouTube video I linked to. It is SO easy. :)


June K October 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Tutu cute (sorry, I couldn’t resist). Too too cute :)


Allison October 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Thanks for the Forever 21 hair accessory tip! I found several cute thing on their website.


jessicaturner October 8, 2012 at 10:54 am

I often buy their accessories to make headbands for Adeline. They are so cheap – you can’t go wrong.


Maeghan October 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I just made the tutu part of the costume today for my 3 year old daughter. I found some peel and stick felt that I cut stars out of and I also used ribbon instead of elastic for the waist, because I dont sew haha… Yours is super cute but thats just a tip for any other non-sew-er out there :)


jessicaturner October 8, 2012 at 10:53 am

Sounds adorable! Thanks for sharing. :)


Mindi July 21, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Where did you find the red onesie?!


jessicaturner July 22, 2014 at 5:45 am

It is linked in the post. I bought it on Amazon.


Alayna @AlaynasCreations September 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm

How cute! Makes me wish my daughter (almost 12) was young enough that I could talk her into one of these great tutu costumes.

I am co-hosting this the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door is open for the current party through tonight or join us again starting midnight on Friday. http://alaynascreations.co/2015/09/04/home-matters-linky-party-53/


Lou Lou Girls September 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Super cute! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for stopping by and partying with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls


Mel @ Adventures of Mel September 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm

This is the most adorable costume! So cute. Thank you for sharing where you found some of the supplies. And thank you for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue and on Instagram this Wednesday!


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