Bitten by a radio-active spider, Spider-Man appeared for the first time in August 1962, in a comic titled "Amazing Fantasy" number 15. Peter Parker became "like a spider" after the infamous bite. Since his transformation, Spidey is seen in several movies and comics of his own. In the movie "Spider-Man 2," there are 36 costumes alone. The original Spider-Man features a suit of red and blue in his crime fighting.
Things You'll Need
- Red spandex shirt with hood
- Blue spandex pants
- Red gloves
- Red boot covers
- 2 yards dark blue fabric
- Dark blue thread
- White pantyhose
- Fabric glue
- Silver metallic fabric marker
- Black fabric marker
- Spider template
Cut two strips of blue fabric; the material should be as long as the arm of the spandex shirt and 6 to 8 inches wide depending on your arm width. Cut the fabric into 8-inch strips and pin the fabric to the sleeve. The fabric needs to cover the bottom half of the sleeve; cut off any excess material. Sew one fabric strip onto the shirt starting from the underarm and stopping at the the middle point between the wrist and elbow; repeat on the other arm.
Cut two 5-inch tear drop shapes out of the spandex hood. Cut two 6-inch square strips out of the pantyhose; turn the hood inside-out and glue one white strip over each eye hole. Allow three to four hours to dry. Turn the hood right-side again.
Use a spider template to draw the spider symbol in the middle of the chest; use a black fabric marker. Fill in the color until you achieve your desired results. Allow two to three hours to dry.
Draw vertical lines on the boot covers using the silver fabric marker. Space each line 1 to 2 inches apart. Draw vertical lines on the gloves, also spacing them 1 to 2 inches apart. Allow the marker to dry for two to three hours.
Draw intersecting horizontal lines on top of the vertical lines for each boot and glove. Allow two to three hours to dry.
Use the black fabric marker to outline the eyes on the hood. Trace around each eye; lines should be about 1 inch thick.
Draw vertical lines down the front and back of the costume, starting at the top of the mask. Keep the lines 1 to 2 inches apart. Draw the lines downward on the arms of the sleeves. Allow four to six hours to dry.
Draw the horizontal lines across the costume; keep the lines 1 to 2 inches apart. Allow four to six hours to dry.
Tips & Warnings
- Use safety pins to attach the gloves and boot covers to the costume when drawing the web lines; this ensures the lines join together when the costume is on.
- Photo Credit spider and spider web image by Larry Ye from Fotolia.com
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