One of the easiest and most fun children’s cosplays has got to be Wonder Woman. If you’ve got a bit of washable paint and some clothes line, you’re basically set.
Besides being super fun, face painting is also an awesome sensory experience.
Here’s the step-by-step on how SunnyGirl likes to dress up as DC’s most famous female character.
Before we start, we make sure she’s got a clean, dry face.
Then I draw the outline of a simple star on her forehead with black eye-liner pencil.
Then I draw the outline of Wonder Woman’s head dress, noting that it points up a bit at the center top and bottom.
Next we take a bit of red paint on a Q-tip and fill in the star.
Obviously face paint would be the ideal choice. In a pinch we’ve used Crayola washable paints, just as safe as face paint and sometimes even easier to wash off when you’re done.
Then use another Q-tip to fill the rest of the head dress with yellow paint.
Finally, a bit of light blue paint in the corners of the eye-lids completes the look. (Careful to avoid the eye, even with non-toxic paints.)
If you’re doing this for a special occasion, then you might want to go all out and purchase a Wonder Woman Costume. If you’re just playing around on a Tuesday afternoon, then your child can probably wear whatever red or blue clothes they have on hand.
I do suggest making a toy lasso of truth either way. For the lasso you’ll need some yellow clothes line rope and a bit of yellow duct tape. You only need a tiny bit of each so you’ll have plenty left over for other projects when you’re done. Cut a length of clothes line that is about twice as long as your child is tall (SunnyGirl is 3 feet so I cut a 6 foot length). Roll a bit of duct tape around each end to prevent fraying. Make a loop out of 1/3 of the clothes line and tie a knot.
And the result is one happy super hero.
This post has been part of The ABCs of Raising Well-Rounded Geeklings series.