How to come up with the best name, power and costume.
First up, what makes a good superpower?
“That is one of the most difficult things to come up with when doing a story, because it’s as though they’ve all been done,” Lee said. “Super strength, the ability to fly, invisibility — on and on. I must admit, I have a few new ones. You’ll be seeing them at Comikaze, when you see our little stories. I have a few new ones also that my company POW! — we’re working on some new superhero stories, and I’ve created three new superpowers that nobody has ever seen before. I can’t wait until these come out. But it’s very difficult, because as you can imagine, what’s left? Speed, the ability to crawl on walls, shoot webs — anything — it’s all been done. except the three that I’ve come up with.” So Lee has been holding out on us! Comikaze, his own comic convention in LA, isn’t until October, so we’re still waiting to see the new stuff he’s come up with.
Next, we asked him about the secret to making a good superhero costume but, funny enough, he said to put it on the artist.
“All the superheroes have different types of costumes. The only one who didn’t was the Hulk. I couldn’t think of a monster going out and buying himself a costume or sewing one, so I gave him a different colored skin, which was a substitute for that,” Lee said. “But I don’t know what makes a good costume. Frankly, I used to leave most of that to the artist. I’d tell him the character I wanted, and the artist would design a costume. Usually I’d like it. Once in a while I’d say, ‘That’s too corny. Make it a little simpler,’ or something.”
What about how to come up with a good superhero name?
“It’s very difficult. I’ve come up with so many good names, and then I Google the name, and I find out that some rock band took that name, or somebody who wrote a short story 50 years ago used that name. And you can’t call everything ‘Something-Man.’ You just have to sit and work on it until you get it. Like with Spider-Man, I thought first of ‘Insect-Man,’ ‘Misquito-Man,’ ‘Bug-Man,’ and then I got to ‘Spider-Man.’ It sounded dramatic, so I used that,” Lee said.
As humorous as it is to think of Lee thinking up a list of superhero names and then Googling to find out they’ve all been taken, he’s got a point. There have been so many superheroes created over the years that just about everything is taken, so coming up with a superhero name now becomes a legal quagmire — no one wants to get sued, after all. But his lesson is still an important one — the name you land on should be exciting and dramatic, something that rolls off the tongue and sounds cool.
We also asked what made the best adjectives to use in comic book titles — The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk — and Lee was straight and to the point: “Whatever sounds good!”
Overall, he was adamant that an idea must be unique and compelling to work.
“The important thing to look for is originality. And you have to be able to write something that people will be interested in seeing and want to see ‘Where does this go? What comes next? What’s going to happen?’ So you need characters that the viewer is going to care about. Just like in real life, you have friends. Some of your friends you really like to be with — they’re interesting, they’re fun. Some of the people you know, you never see them again, it won’t matter. It’s just a case of giving your characters the kind of personality or problems or something that makes the viewer want to see more of them,” Lee said.
Finally, we asked him about what it’s like to see his original superhero creations taken into a new writers’ hands and changed, like when All-New X-Men writer Brian Michael Bendis made a young, time-traveling Iceman gay, even though he was initially conceived as straight.
“I didn’t know they did that. I’ll have to find out. I’ll ask whoever is handling the book,” Lee said. “But, you know, that’s happened, and we have a character — the Human Torch, I believe — is now a black character; he had been a white character. What it is, also, back at headquarters at Marvel, they keep thinking, ‘We can’t do the same thing month after month. How can we give the reader a jolt?’ And that’s usually why those things are done.”
Fulfil Your Dream Of Saving The World With Superhero U by GlobalShala
Imagine yourself as social entrepreneur… passionate about solving a real world challenge… who would you be? What modern problem are you solving? How will you solve it? Complex modern challenges require innovation, drive, and a spark of superpowers to solve in a unique and imaginative way. Express yourself through designing your hero in a comic strip, video, or videogame featuring your hero utilizing their powers to solve a global problem.
Superhero U is a competition inspired by the United Nations’s mission “to promote prosperity while protecting the planet”.
Do you want your child’s creativity known to the world? Are you looking for the perfect platform for your child to express his/her talent and become the next big socio-preneur?
Then look no further as Globalshala’s SuperHero U contest arrives!
So what is Globalshala?
Edtech venture GlobalShala aims to cultivate design thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation to solve global challenges. Furthermore, it connects affordable educational opportunities to students who wish to garner international education.
And what’s the idea behind SuperHero U?
This is a one-of-a-kind competition by GlobalShala with an aim to allow students to gain valuable knowledge through the experience of designing social change by designing a superhero. It encourages the focus on global issues highlighted in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and paves the way for a new generation of responsible and sound leaders as social entrepreneurs who are passionate about solving a real-world challenge. The theme is inspired by 5 Ps of these UNSDG – People, Planet, Peace, Prosperity and Partnership.
Who can participate?
GlobalShala has opened its doors for all young geniuses across India and around the world to showcase their talent and creativity via SuperHero U. The competition is open for two categories – Junior (up to 18 years) and Senior (between 18 years to 25 years). You can register as an individual, or a group.
And how does it work?
There are 3 stages – Rise of the Hero, Battle Begins and Ultimate Showdown. Participants invent their very own “Superhero” with unique abilities and superpowers. They recognise real-world challenges, and use this Superhero to overcome them and make the world a better place. They can present their superhero in the following ways:
- Comic strip
- Story illustrations or photo collage
- Animated movie
- Video or video game
What’s in it for participants?
Besides becoming the next big socio-preneur who save the world by bringing about an impactful change, winners stand a chance to be rewarded with prizes worth $90,000 along with an opportunity to fly to UN New York. These bright minds can also earn an additional $10,000 worth scholarships to Northeastern University.
Pro tip – The last date to register is 18 th September, 2020. So hurry and sign up (It’s FREE)!
We love superheroes.
So they’re not going away any time soon. But how can writers create new, engaging heroes in a world flooded with Marvel and DC, full of characters that already seem to have every superpower and type of origin story possible? How can new heroes rise up above the crowd of lesser-known X-Men we have trouble keeping straight, or the iconic iterations of Spider-Man and Batman that will be rebooted ‘til Kingdom come?
This is the problem I’ve been facing off with as I develop my own superhero story. And I’m not alone—even the All-Father of Marvel, Stan Lee, constantly deals with these questions. In one interview with Ovation, he says, “What new superpower is there? You need a power that somehow or other seems unique, and you also need something to make that hero interesting to the reader—some personality trait.”
That may be an oversimplification of the starting point, but if it’s worked for Stan Lee all these years, there must be something to it. WikiHow expands the process into 14 helpful steps, but starts in the same place. While that list or other Tweet-sized pieces of advice aren’t presented as if they must be followed in any strict order, I found it interesting that almost every single guide, tip, or source I found on superhero creation began that same way: the superpower.
It makes sense if you’re interested in the genre in the first place, and there’s obviously nothing wrong with being inspired by an otherworldly ability that then spawns a character and story idea. But isn’t it the humanity of the character that we most strongly connect with? These heroes represent some of the qualities we most greatly admire, serving as self-sacrificial, courageous people who persevere no matter what blessings or curses their powers bring upon their lives. We love the epic action and famous costumes, but it’s the person behind the mask that we want to care about.
It sounds so obvious, right? Yet in the WikiHow list mentioned above, personality doesn’t even come into play until item number 6, and even then it’s the development of the “superhero personality” that comes before the “everyday personality.”
I automatically fell into the same trap. Since my story isn’t told from the perspective of the superhero, but rather someone close to him, I naturally gravitated toward figuring out who my “non-hero” was first: her personality, history, and relationship with him since I had to tell the story with her voice. Then when it came time to develop the hero’s character, I eagerly started brainstorming about what his powers could be. I came up with a few decent options that didn’t seem overly cliché or too obscure, but had a hard time deciding between them and figuring out what might work best. It seemed like the most crucial part of his character’s development to nail down, and when I couldn’t do that, everything came to a halt for a while.
Of course, I was missing the point. I was focusing too much on the super part of my character instead of the hero part — the part that ultimately defines who he is and makes him special, with or without powers. It should have been no different from the way I started creating his best friend’s character.
In an io9 article called “How to Create Your Own Original Superhero from Scratch,” other successful writers in the world of comic books seem well aware of this trend, saying there really aren’t any original powers or origin stories left, and it’s all about the more subtle details that make the characters human. Kurt Busiek, most recognized for his work on the Avengers comics and his own series, Astro City, offered this observation:
“Human drives and emotions and motivations run in some pretty basic patterns, but get dressed up in unique ways. But at heart, the strongest motivations are going to be simple ones, and you’re going to see them over and over. That said, I’m never ready to believe that there’s nothing new under the sun. Someone can come up with something that’s never been done before, maybe, but what’ll matter is whether it’s good, not whether it’s unique.”
If the character isn’t interesting or relatable before they gain their abilities, they won’t be interesting or relatable enough afterwards. Another way to evaluate this is by reverse-engineering the hero: who would they be if they lost their abilities for a considerable length of time, or better yet, permanently?
I find those kinds of questions much more intriguing and helpful in the long run, even if they take more sweat to answer than the more fun and flashy details. Honestly, even months later, I still don’t have my hero’s powers 100% defined. But in a way, it doesn’t matter yet. The story’s made much more progress by following the hearts of the characters, not just the wake of incapacitated bad guys.
However you begin to make your heroes come to life, here’s to authenticity over convention, depth over breadth, and timeless tales over temporary blockbusters. Excelsior!
Do you want to battle the forces of evil? Are you filled with the desire to save the world? Would spandex and a cape look really good on you? If so, then it’s time for you to don your costume, fight for justice, and create your secret identity with the superhero name generator!
Enter your name (optional) or leave blank for a random selection:
About Our Superhero Names
Ever since Superman made his first appearance in Action Comics issue #1 in June 1938, the world of superheroes has exploded with life, and thousands of costumed adventurers have appeared in comics and a multitude of other media. Many early superheroes were heavily influenced by pulp fiction characters of the 1930s like Doc Savage and the Shadow, and their characteristics and names worked their way into the DNA of superheroes. With all the decades of superheroes that have passed, going from the ‘Golden Age’ of the 1940s with Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman and the original Green Lantern, to the ‘Silver Age’ of the 1950s and 60s, with the Flash, the Fantastic Four and the Amazing Spider-Man, some specific conventions for hero names have evolved, and we’ve done our best to follow these strange and surreal rules when constructing our hero name generator.
How to Create Heroic Names
The Sound of Your Name Matters
The way the name sounds when you say it is highly important to the impact it will have. ‘K’, ‘V’ and ‘X’ all give a harsh sound to names, while ‘F’, ‘B’, ‘G’ and ‘M’ also can give a name plenty of impact in the right place. Stressed syllables can also give added emphasis, especially when your name is being shouted dramatically by a villain!
Add Colour to Your Name
Adding a colour to your name was a popular way of giving a character extra energy and pizzazz, especially back in the ‘Golden Age’ of the 1940s. With comic colouring as basic as it could be, giving your character a bright and eye-catching colour was an easy way of making him stand out from the crowd. Green Lantern, Black Adam and Blue Beetle are especially good examples of this – Yellow Claw and Crimson Dynamo, not quite so much…
Focus on the Nouns in Your Hero Names
Along with colour, one of the prime ways of creating strong and memorable names is to find a noun that’s just sitting around doing nothing, and make it yours! It can be something attention-grabbing like the Flash or Falcon or the Thing, something mysterious like Raven or the Vision, or something more descriptive like Domino or Cable!
Add an Adjective to Your Name
If you want to get really exciting with your names, adjectives are the way to go. Take a word that’s usually put in front of something else to make it clear how exciting it is – like Superior, Supreme, Marvel, Fantastic, or Incredible – and you can either use it on its own, or combine it with a ‘Captain’, a ‘Professor’ or a simple ‘Ms’ or ‘Mr’ to create a name that won’t be easily forgotten!
Choose a Title for Retro Superhero Style
Talking of ‘Dr’ or ‘Mr’ – titles are also an instant way to add class to your name. They’re very much a throwback to the pulp heroes of the 1920s and the 1930s, but names like Mr Fantastic, Doctor Strange, Mr Terrific or Captain Marvel have a sense of authority and impact that can’t be beaten.
Create Hero Names with Two Word Phrases
Another way to give a name a sense of style and identity is to use a word or phrase that’s already familiar. Two-syllable words or phrases are often the best – plenty of heroes have gone this route, whether it’s Daredevil, Firestorm, Hawkeye, Magneto, Nova or Northstar, and there are always new and unusual phrases waiting to be turned into names!
Just Add “Man” or “Woman” to Your Name
The classic name structure goes all the way back to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s work in Action Comics #1, where they took the adjective ‘Super’ and stuck it together with ‘man’. Since then, it’s become the most recognizable way of saying ‘I’m here, I’ve got very specific skills or abilities, and I’m fighting for justice!’ with such examples as Batman, Aquaman, Catwoman, Deadman, Elongated Man, Hawkman, Invisible Woman, and – of course – Spider-Man.
Heroes with Normal Names?
Sometimes a superhero doesn’t need a secret identity, especially when they’ve already got an impressive name. There are plenty of superheroes over the years who have proper, given names – from Adam Strange and Jenny Sparks to Emma Frost and Luke Cage (even if his is technically an alias). Plus, superheroes (and some supervillains) even have distinctive names in their average, day-to-day lives, with the biggest giveaway being the alliterative name. From Peter Parker and Stephen Strange to Wade Wilson, alliteration is often the name of the game!
How We Created the Ultimate Superhero Generator
There are a variety of character name types in our superhero name generator – sometimes you’ll get colour-related names, sometimes you’ll get titles, and sometimes you’ll get more specific, descriptive names that connect directly to superpowers. In order to give each name the maximum amount of colour, we’ve ensured that each name has a matching set of superpowers, and we’ve also added a number of extra stats, including an origin story, a home city, and a specific supervillain to fight. We’ve tried to pull from all across superhero history for the various origin stories (going from pulpy vengeance-related origins to more kooky science-based adventures), and one of our prime inspirations were the off-beat, frequently surreal tales from the ‘Silver Age’ of comics in the 1950s and 1960s, when superheroes were always battling strange aliens, mind-bending forces, and exceedingly cunning gorillas! We hope that you enjoy the end result, and that the superhero names you create here can help fire your imagination and send you off on your next quest to save the world!
Date Created: 21 October 2019. Date Modified: 21 October 2019.
Like us on Facebook. Tweet us on Twitter
Queries? Contact us at: [email protected] Zero Gravity, Suite 1971, 109 Vernon House, Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DQ
This website is for entertainment purposes only. Sometimes our tools create names that already exist in the real world. This is entirely unintentional and as result of chance. Please take all necessary steps to ascertain that your new name has not been taken by a real world entity before using it. The information contained in this site is provided on an “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness, or timeliness. We bear no responsibility for the consequences of using someone else’s name. We also bear no responsibility for the consequences of adopting our names in the real world, social or otherwise (your mileage may vary).
Written by Chanda Lalwani
Posted on March 11 2022
With resin 3D printing continuing to grow in popularity, this has given rise to a ton of 3D printing applications, from hobby 3D printing, to professional applications. Anyone can now print out any 3D design they desire at their convenience.
Are you aching to learn about how to create 3D models with resin 3D printing? Then this blog post is for you! From creating Superhero figurines such as the Scarlet Witch to Captain America, we’ll tell you everything you need to know so that you can create your favorite 3D printed designs with ease!
Let’s get started on this 3D printing project together! Before we get started, let’s bust a few myths you might have regarding resin printing:
Is 3D Printing Costly? Is It only for Professionals?
On the contrary, creating 3D models with Phrozen 3D printers can save you both time and money in the long run. You can also search for free 3D print files, a lot of which come with remarkable detail. Resin 3D printers can also be used by hobbyists or even professional applications such as jewelry 3D printing , dental 3D printing , and more.
Click here to find out which Phrozen 3D printers are best for beginners.
What are some Superheroes you can create with Resin 3D Printing?
With 3D printing, you can create 3D printed models of all your favorite superheroes with a touch of a button. As long as you can find an stl file on websites such as myminifactory.com , cgtrader.com , or thingiverse.com , there’s no limit to the number of 3D designs you can create with resin printing.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Why not design it yourself? You can use software such as Blender to draw out exactly what you need.
Today, we’ll go over 4 Superhero Figures you can create with resin 3D printing:
3D Printed Captain America
Known as the hero of the entire Avenger series, Captain America is someone that many people look up to. Just look at the details on his body armor. His serious expression is captured perfectly with resin 3D printing.
We used the Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K along with Aqua-Gray 4K resin to print this 24cm resin figurine!
3D Printed Black Panther Bust
Next up is Black Panther, another hero close to everyone’s hearts. While Chadwick Boseman isn’t here with us physically, he continues to live in our hearts. Take a look at this Black Panther Bust printed out with the Aqua-Gray 4K resin .
Just take a closer look at all the detailing on the neck and the chest. Why not purchase a Phrozen 3D printer and try printing out this free 3D print file by yourself?
3D Printed Superman Bust
This is another DC hero that has encapsulated our hearts. You can use the Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K to print out this 3D model in one go. In combination with the Aqua-Gray 4K resin , you’ll be sure to create high-quality and eye-catching 3D prints in 4K resolution.
Want to try printing out this free 3D file of Superman in another color? Then feel free to check out Phrozen’s resin guide for 3D printing beginners right here to find out which resin is perfect for your needs.
3D Printed Scarlet Witch
After watching Wanda Vision, we’ve all become more tempted than ever before to recreate the Scarlet Witch, and that too with resin 3D printing. Luckily, that is now a possibility with free 3D print files available online on websites such as thingiverse.com , cgtrader.com , myminifactory.com , and more, which you should definitely take advantage of!
As part of your Superhero 3D printing project, the Scarlet Witch will come complete with detailed costume work, a crown, and of course her ball of magic energy once your 3D model is ready!
To learn more about which Phrozen 3D printers are best for 3D printing beginners, please click here .
The Bottom Line: Amp Up Your 3D Printing Game With Phrozen By Your Side!
Phrozen offers a wide variety of resin 3D printers, resins, and accessories that will help to amp up your 3D printing game!
3D printing isn’t hard – in fact, it is a piece of cake and becomes a great deal of fun once you embark on this experience with a positive mindset. Learn the ropes of setting supports, finding out the ideal settings for your resin, and you’ll be printing out your 3D models like a pro in no time!
Phrozen 3D printers are budget-friendly and allow you to create high-quality prints so that everyone can experience the joy of 3D printing. Need ideas for 3D printing? Then click here !
Click here to find out which Phrozen 3D printers are best for 3D printing beginners!
Comic books are rife with stories of superheroes who band together to battle evil and defend the innocent. The X-Men in Marvel Comics and the Justice League in DC Comics contain some of the most well-recognized figures in comics, and watching them play off each other as much as the threats they face affords a unique joy that the adventures of solo heroes never quite match. With a little time and effort, you can create your own team of superheroes to protect truth, justice and Mom’s apple pie.
Come up with an overarching theme for your team, as well as the name under which they will operate. The big-time comic companies have their own stable of heroes to draw from, but since you’re making yours from scratch, you’ll need to come up with a reason why they work together and a basic motif to unify them. Maybe they were all created by the same event. Maybe they found themselves drawn together by a common cause or a threat they could never hope to overcome alone. The origin needn’t be too developed at this stage–just impart a basic sense of the team’s identity and purpose.
Come up with names, identities, powers and personalities for all of the superheroes on your team. This becomes a significant balancing act–granting each character his own sense of self while allowing him to complement the team as a whole. There should be no duplicated powers among the team; each hero should be better at something than any of the other heroes and have at least a few areas in which another hero outshines him. As you flesh out their personalities, decide how it affects the team’s dynamic. Do some members bicker with each other? Is there a friendly rivalry going on? Who is the team’s natural leader?
Design a look for the superhero team that matches with their overall identity. Sometimes, team members have their own unique costumes, while other teams (like the Fantastic Four) wear more or less identical uniforms. If they wear different outfits, those costumes should be distinct enough to separate them visually (don’t match colors or styles). If they wear the same uniform, there should still be enough distinction in the heroes’ faces and body types to determine which is which. If you want your team to have a logo, the costumes should probably feature it somewhere.
Devise a headquarters or base of operations for your superhero team. This will be determined in part by their various backgrounds and personalities. If they’re Robin Hood-style outlaws, they probably work out of a secret location where no one can find them. If they’re public figures, they may be based in a skyscraper in the middle of a city. If one of them is wealthy, he can provide them will all manner of creature comforts, while those without such funds will have to jerry-rig their headquarters with whatever they can find.
Decide what kind of threats your team will face: villains who oppose them, natural disasters they must avert and/or cataclysmic plots they need to thwart. Good villains are an integral part of any superhero story, so make sure yours have lots of personality and constitute a credible threat to your team. Give them a past with your heroes, a sense of overall purpose and some motivation beyond just being evil. Disasters and apocalyptic events should also have a sense of personality. Provide a complex and interesting cause for them, and require the heroes to take multiple steps when resolving them.
Finish your superhero team by providing them with a supporting cast: boyfriends, mothers, friendly cops who might help them out, and so on. Not only do such characters provide good hooks for story ideas, they also contribute to your heroes’ human sides–the foibles and vulnerabilities that allow the reader to connect with them. A jealous lover who threatens to reveal someone’s secret identity can make as interesting a dilemma as a meteor that might destroy the Earth. Remember that when fleshing out a team’s supporting figures.
As with any creative endeavor, these steps may bleed into each other from time to time. You may come up with a nifty idea for a villain that affects the personality dynamic of the team, or decide upon a headquarters that alters the style of one of the hero’s costumes. Approach the creation of a superhero team as an ongoing process, and don’t be afraid to backtrack if you come up with a good idea.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
My boys are already planning their birthday parties. It doesn’t matter that they are months and months away. My kids are obsessed with who’s party they are attending and when their party will be planned. And let me tell you, I’ve only hosted one party for one of my kids and the oldest is six years old. We typically do the simple family get together. But last year, our six year old had his first “real” party and I have to admit, it was a good time. It had to be – he’s been talking about it ever since. So when Hershey contacted me to highlight a party craft for our next get together birthday bash, I decided to celebrate Spring Break and try out a party favor for our next birthday par-tay.
As you know, I’m all about keeping it simple. And since my kids love candy, it makes sense to make it the focal point. We used candy for our centerpieces and for our favors. The boys helped me fill the jars. I’m all about having kids be a part of the party planning. My oldest stuffed the jars with Twizzlers Pull ‘N’ Peel Candy. They were individually wrapped which is perfect when all those little hands are grabbing for candy. My youngest filled the jars with the Jolly Rancher lollipops after he was done with the Hershey’s Kisses chocolate. Not only does candy make it easy because kids can then create their own favor bags to take home, but it also doubled as our craft. Does anyone else love to do a craft at a party? It may be the education degree in me, but I love a good craft time party. I decided to turn our Jolly Rancher lollipops into superheroes. (We’re kind of obsessed with superheroes in our home.) I created a template that makes each lollipop a cape for the boys to fly them to wherever they want. One of the things I love about the Jolly Rancher lollipops is that both of my boys love them. They are picky eaters, even with their candy. The sky is the limit with this template.
The boys colored theirs, but you could use software to add a personalized message to make them more unique. DOWNLOAD HERE After they were colored we cut them out. All you need to do then is to punch the suckers through the paper capes. You don’t need a hole punch. I simply twisted them a bit to make them fit nice and tight. Here’s proof that the superhero lollipops were a big hit! All you need are capes! The boys played with them, flying them around the living room. Things don’t need to be complicated to be awesome when you’re a kid. Plus, they look great as decoration!
Whatever party you’re planning make sure to invite Hershey’s! Kit Kat Miniatures to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures to iconic Hershey Kisses Chocolates – all are perfect for any birthday celebration. Hershey has teamed up with Walmart to debut brand new Hershey’s themed products, they are available in the party aisle, not just the candy aisle. Plan your Birthday parties with Hershey! It’s all in one location which means I can find my party favors, decorations and craft supplies all in one place. Enjoy!
Lynette is the home cook, recipe tester and photographer for Cleverly Simple which she created in 2010. Most of her recipes come from the treasured recipe box passed down from her great-grandma, grandmother, and mother.
Lynette’s recipes and projects have been featured in Country Living, Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful and others.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply
Hi, I’m Lynette. My desire is to help women who feel uninspired weave time honored recipes into their routines to create a sense of simplicity. Most of my recipes come from the treasured recipe box passed down from my great-grandma, grandmother and mother. And I want to share them with you. Learn more.
Introduction: How to Make a Superhero Cape
Because you need one, even if you don’t know it yet.
I would just like to warn everyone that this instructable includes lots of bad photography. I started working on this cape at about. hmm. 12 AM. Therefore, no natural lighting, and no good lighting in the apartment.
I really must remedy this.
Fighting crime during the night is really hard right now.
But anyway – this cape was made because my friend Josh and I decided he needed one. Josh will henceforth be known as JOSHMAN. The only thing I asked was that he pose for stupid pictures in the cape if I made it.
I think we accomplished that quite well. Jeff and Seth even got in on the action.
Step 1: Supplies Needed to Fight Crime in Style.
Step 2: How to Measure for the Cape!
Grab yourself some handy dandy measuring tape.
First, decide how long the cape should be. Measure from the top of the shoulder to wherever you’d like the cape to fall. For JOSHMAN, this was around 50 inches. His cape will hit below the knees.
Next, decide how the cape will fall on the shoulders. Do you want it to go over the top of the shoulders, or simply hang down the back?
For going over the top off the shoulders, measure around the top of the back, and also the width from the chest to back around the shoulder area. Add the top of the back + to 2x the arm width. For JOSHMAN, this was roughly 40 inches.
If you want the cape to hang down the back, simply measure from shoulder to shoulder and round. 🙂
Step 3: Make a Pattern!
I sketched the initial pattern at work, and it was pretty awful. It did produce an amazing cape, however. I’ve included a picture of it because the scanner isn’t working right now. 🙂
Once you have the shoulder measurements and length figured out, it’s a cake walk of victory from that point on. As long as you get the basic shapes down, you’ll be fine.
The middle piece (the primary color) will probably be the full width of the fabric at the bottom and taper when it gets closer to the top. You’ll add the side panels to complete the full width of the shoulders.
The side panels should be cut a couple of inches longer than the length of the middle piece. They will be rectangular.
The measurements of my cape were as follows:
Middle piece = middle piece is 36 inches at bottom, 20 at the top. 50 inches long.
Side panels = 10 inches wide, 54ish inches long.
Step 4: Go Fabric Shopping!
The length of your cape will determine how many yards you’ll need to get. You’ll want to get a nice heavy fabric – I enjoy felt and it is what I had on hand. I had a ton of it actually.
So, for 50 inches, I used pieces of felt that were 2 yards long and 36 inches wide. (Well, with lots of little bits cut out from previous projects.) I still had quite a bit left over. I chose red and blue felt. Red for the large center panel, and blue for the two smaller panels.
JOSHMAN helped me defeat my fabric stash. 😀
While you’re at the fabric store should should also probably pick up some ribbon. 1/2 inch to 1 inch wide should be fine. Remember to match it to your fabrics! (Yet again, I used what I had on hand. I only have polka dot ribbon, of which I chose yellow. ‘Tis a good thing JOSHMAN is comfortable with his sexuality.)
Step 5: Cut Out the Middle Piece.
You’ll want to fold the fabric in half lengthwise.
Draw a line near the top of the fabric that’s 10 inches wide. You’ll want to do this from the fold out. (Or half the width of the top, since the fabric is foled.)
Then, draw a line that’s half the width of the bottom. In my case, I drew a straight line to the edge of the fabric.
Now, use your yardstick to connect the edges of the top and bottom line. 🙂
Cut this out, making sure to get the top and bottom layers.
I had to draw a the lines I made in photoshop after I uploaded the picture. 😛
Step 6: Cut Out the Side Pieces.
I did this by first drawing a large rectangle (54 inches long, 20 wide) and then drawing a line down the middle of it. Makes it easier to keep everything square. 🙂
Cut this out and you have your side panels!
Step 7: Sew the Panels Together.
Use any old seam allowance. 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, 5/8 inch – whatever you like!
Make sure that the right sides (the ones without marks) are together when sewing. This way, when you open the cape out, the marked side will be against your back. 🙂
I didn’t bother pinning mine because the felt stick together pretty well.
One helpful thing to note – this is where the longer side panels come into play. When you line up the side panel with the middle panel, you’ll want the top side panel to come up a little higher than the middle panel. (See picture for help.) This will help keep things lined up.
And make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching!
When you’re done sewing the panels together, fold the cape in half and cut a curve in the bottom if you wish, and trim up the top so all the panels are even! You might also want to use pinking shears to get a nice seam finish.
Step 8: Attach the Ribbon Tie!
You’ll need to make a tube at the top of the cape.
Fold over a couple inches at the top (on the wrong side of the fabric.) and pin near the fold. You’ll want to sew about 1/2 inch away from the end of the fold, if that makes sense.
Also keep in mind that it’s easier to sew over the other seams if you open them. 🙂
Once you have the tube at the top, take your spool of ribbon and insert a safety pin into the end. Thread the safety pin (it must be closed!) through the tube by scrunching the fabric down over the safety pin and then pulling it through bit by bit.
When it’s through the other end, keep pulling until you reach the appropriate length. Then you can cut the end with the spool to the right length.
Now you can frolic outside in your cape if you wish, or you can add a name of symbols to the back of it.
Step 9: Adding a Logo, Name, Symbols to the Cape.
I used another color of felt and double sided fusible webbing. The fusible webbing didn’t work so well, though, so I ended up hand stitching the letters on anyway because they were only half sticking.
So here’s some pictures of that, just FYI.
Step 10: Work That Cape!
You’ll probably need to scrunch up the collar a bit to make it sit correctly around your neck! Otherwise it poofs out. 😛
Capes are awesome. Capes make you strong and fashionable. They also make you legendary. (As evidenced by Seth’s tribute to the JOSHMAN on his alter ego’s dry erase board in the back room, also pictured.)
This cape will also keep you quite toasty on Halloween. 😀
After seeing the highly anticipated “Deadpool” last weekend, I was impressed not just by the movie alone but I was also impressed by this consistent streak of super fine films that Marvel has built. From the X-Men franchise to the Spiderman series (not you, “Spiderman 3)” to the Avengers to even the humor driven films series of Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool, Marvel has made sure that every film was done right. When thinking of these successful films, I always remember a time when I was a seven-year-old boy who had just watched his first superhero movie, Tim Burton’s “Batman.” After watching that film, I wanted to create my own superhero story. As I sat down with my pencil, crayons and paper to begin the story of “Tim-Man” (creative right?), I thought to myself, “What makes a good superhero? What will make everybody like this new hero?” I then realized that the reason I loved that Batman movie was because of its story. At that age, I thought that the part of the story that made these heroes so great was the action scenes where the hero fought the bad guys and saved the damsels in distress. Fourteen years and many superhero flicks later, I had a change of heart.
After walking out of “Deadpool,” I finally came to the conclusion that those action-packed scenes, despite their awesomeness and my love for violent cinema, were not what made the story of the movie so wonderful. What made the story of Deadpool (and all other fantastic super hero movies) was the origin of the superhero. It was how that hero came to be who he or she was. What made Bruce Wayne turn into Batman? What made Peter Parker go from a quirky teen photographer to a web-slinging fighter? Now the question that young Tim Zhang should have considered when he wanted to be the next Stan Lee was, “What makes a good superhero origin?”
Hours and hours of research and analyzing superhero origins allowed me to answer this question. I did not own any comics, so instead, I looked at the stories of films that soared into the sky as well as stories in the films that got thrown into Arkham. After close observation, I was able to find some key differences.
For instance, let’s look at a film I analyzed as a part of my research that was well-received by audiences and critics. In Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins,” Bruce started out as an orphan who begged his parents to leave a show about bats because he was scared of them. When leaving the theatre, he witnessed his parents killed in front of him. Afterwards he had to grow up facing the people responsible for his parents’ death as well as his fear of bats that he believed led to the tragedy. In the end, he decided to not run from his fear but rather to use it as his ally, allowing him to become the caped crusader of Gotham.
Such a tragic upbringing appeals to audiences emotionally, drawing them to the story. Audiences, who become sympathetic towards Bruce due to such emotion, wound up rooting for Batman and enjoying seeing him fight crime in Gotham.
Now let’s look at an origin film that ended up inside the five dollar movie bin at Wal-Mart (and is probably still there). Such a film is called “Green Lantern.” It was probably the worst origin movie ever, and this is from someone who loved Green Lantern in cartoons. Hal Jordan was an arrogant pilot who loved trying crazy and dangerous things. Yes, it was sad that his father died in a plane crash, but Hal’s reaction to his tragedy did not make him appear any better to audiences. He behaved so brashly, I was thinking to myself “Does he even deserve the power of the ring?” Overall, such an unmoving origin creates a terrible story. Audiences do not feel sympathetic to someone like Hal, and probably end up not rooting for him. In fact, even the villain of the film had a more appealing story than the hero. Let’s just say, thank god Ryan Reynolds found “Deadpool.”
If I could travel back in time, I would tell myself to give “Tim-Man” a backstory that will relate audiences. Such backstory would need not only a tragic event, but it would also need a response from the title character that will not drive away the audience but instead, will convince them that such a character is one that deserves their support.
Welcome to Superhero Super, the super fund that gives you control over your super, to invest in what you’re invested in. When you join Superhero Super you can invest up to 75% of your super in your choice of themes, ASX shares and ETFs.
You can join Superhero Super in five easy steps:
- Set up your Superhero account
- Add a Super Account
- Choose your Superhero Super account type
- Find and rollover your super to Superhero
- Invest your super your way
Signing up for an account
To join Superhero Super you must first open a Superhero investing account. Once you have a Superhero account, login and click the ‘Add Super Account’ button in the top right of your Superhero Dashboard. You’ll then be taken through the signup process for Superhero Super.
Signing up for Superhero Super is simple:
- Select your account type and investment option
- Find and rollover your super
- Set up your insurance cover
- Invest your super your way
Choosing your account type
Superhero Super offers two different account types that provide you varying degrees of control and automation. The rest of your super will be allocated to our balanced portfolio.
Autopilot allows you to invest up to 30% of your super in a range of pre-selected ETFs, with up to 10% in each ETF. The rest of your super will be allocated to our Diversified Global Index Option. More information available here.
Control allows you to invest up to 75% of your super in your choice of investments from the ASX300, ETFs and LICs. The rest of your super will be allocated to our Diversified Global Index Option. More information available here.
Transfer your super
When you sign up for Superhero Super we ask for your Tax File Number (TFN). With your consent, your TFN can allow us to find all of your existing super accounts using the ATO’s matching service so that you can easily transfer your balances over to Superhero.
If you have money in more than one super account, you’ll have the option to consolidate your super into your Superhero Super account during the signup process.
Before transferring your super to Superhero Super, you should consider the implications for fees and tax, and the loss of any entitlements such as insurance cover from your current superannuation provider.
Employer Contributions Transfer
Transferring your existing super balances to Superhero won’t automatically instruct your employer to direct future contributions to Superhero. Once you’ve set up your Superhero Super account, you can find your personalised Employer Contributions Form in Profile , which has been filled out for you. Download this form and send it to your employer to direct your future contributions to Superhero.
Superhero Super offers two types of insurance:
- Life Insurance: Provides a lump sum benefit if you die or are diagnosed with a Terminal Illness.
- Total Permanent Disability Insurance: Provides a lump sum benefit if you suffer Total and Permanent Disablement.
There are costs, called ‘premiums’ associated with insurance cover. These costs are deducted from your Superhero Super account balance.
When you sign up for Superhero Super, you will be asked to complete an insurance questionnaire to help us determine the right level of cover for you. If you do not want insurance cover with Superhero, you can opt out of insurance during this process.
If you do not complete your insurance setup or opt out during the signup process, you will receive a default level of cover from when you receive your first rollover or contribution. The amount of default cover you will receive depends on your age. Premiums will be determined by your age, level of cover and occupation. Details can be found in our Insurance Guide .
Please note that we cannot provide default insurance to new members aged under 25 years, or to members with balances below $6,000 whose balance has not exceeded $6,000. If we do not provide you with insurance cover by default and you wish to obtain or maintain insurance cover, please contact us to find out how to make an election to do so.
Please read our Product Disclosure Statement , Additional Information Guide , Investment Guide and Insurance Guide in addition to our Target Market Determination for our Autopilot Account and Control Account for full information regarding Superhero Super. A Target Market Determination (TMD) is a document which describes who a product is appropriate for.
The information on this webpage has been prepared by Superhero Markets Pty Ltd (ABN 36 633 254 261), a Corporate Authorised Representative (CAR No. 1276309) of Sanlam Private Wealth Pty Ltd (ABN 18 136 960 775) (Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) No. 337927) and Superhero Securities Limited (ABN 96 160 456 315) (AFSL No. 430150). Superhero Super is issued by Diversa Trustees Limited (ABN 49 006 421 638), (AFSL No 235153), as trustee of OneSuper (ABN 43 905 581 638). Superhero Super is a sub-plan of OneSuper. Superhero Super is a sub-plan of OneSuper.
At HeroMe, we believe in creativity, fun, and doing good all while playing with a superhero. HeroMe allows kids to create their own 12” superhero action figure by choosing different superpower arms and legs. Let your little one tell their own story while personalizing a HeroMe with a bionic arm or the speed of the cheetah leg; the choice is theirs! There are no pre-packaged stories here so they have the freedom to focus on what is important to them.
Research shows that creative children are often more flexible, better problem solvers, more emotionally intelligent, and better equipped to contribute to an ever changing world as adults.
When children create a HeroMe Action Figure, they also create the stories and adventures of their HeroMe. Each HeroMe comes with a HeroMe Handbook full of activities and games designed to help children write a story about their new superhero friend. Kids develop their creativity while they create their HeroMe story.
The only character HeroMe has developed is the amiable scientist who works in the HeroMe Lab, Dr. Socs. Dr. Socs does not require much of the HeroMes or the children creating the HeroMes, but he does require that all HeroMes from his lab must use their powers to “Do Good.” This message is reinforced throughout the HeroMe Handbook that comes with each HeroMe Action Figure.
By giving children a chance to be their own storyteller, HeroMe sparks imagination and creativity and gives them a sense of accomplishment because it’s completely up to them! Once they see how fun it can be to be the master of their HeroMe’s story, what other things will they be inspired to create?
Are you ready to create a personalized HeroMe with your child? Head over to our hero creator on our website, here.
There are plenty of superhero stories and comic book stories which might mislead a person into thinking that writing a superhero story is an easy task. As well, transformations have been occurring over the past years in regard to how people write such stories. Therefore, we have come up with a general outline that can be used to write superhero stories. You can also order an essay today and get a quality superhero story written for you.
First, create a name for your hero
Readers would be seeking to differentiate your superhero from the rest of the characters as soon as they start reading the story. Therefore, this makes the first step on how to write a superhero story since it also enables the writer to plan their ideas. Before choosing the name, ensure that you have identified the kind of world that will reflect the superhero. For instance, the Spiderman and the daredevil are known to reflect the darker side of New York City. On the other side, the Avengers represent the bright side of Manhattan. This will help in coming up with the name of a superhero who is easy to describe. Also, the writer will be able to focus their ideas on the specific world, which is being reflected by the superhero. Identify the particular moral code that will be associated with character while choosing their name. The code helps in defining the character to the readers.
Leave notes with interesting ideas
The other step would be planning the notes on how to create a superhero. This would require a brainstorming of ideas regarding the course of the story that you wish to write. Write down the points from the beginning to the conclusion of the essay. This would make it easy to write the essay without having to get to create a confusing plot. Ensure to stick to the moral code of the superhero regardless of whether it is good or bad. It is that code which makes the story interesting. Therefore, you have to plan your superhero story in a manner, which depicts the various acts supporting the superheroes moral code. Superhero writing requires a lot of thinking and once the writer has noted down all the important points that they wish to include in the essay, then it becomes easy for them to write the story. These are reference points for the draft.
Every hero needs his own villain
Regarding how to start a superhero story, you should understand that each superhero requires a villain in order to make the story more interesting. A villain is a character whose evil actions are important to the plot of the story. The idea of being a superhero requires the character to accomplish something great at the end of the story. Therefore, destroying the actions of a villain would be a great goal for the superhero. The plot revolves around the actions of the villain and that of the superhero. The villains make the superheroes believe that destroying them would result in the forgiving of all their bad actions. The villain is the reason for the superhero being a better person. Therefore, creating the character of the villain is the key step on how to make a superhero. Without a villain, the superhero will have no actions to prove their power.
Create a backstory for all the characters
As well, it is necessary to ensure that your readers have understood all the characters involved in the superhero story. To achieve this, it is best to create a background story regarding each one of them. The stories could be connected to their characteristics to ensure the reader get a glimpse for the reason of the characters actions. For instance, the superhero could have undergone a terrible event in life, which transformed them into the character that they are in the story. As well, give a reason for the actions of the villains. In addition, the background stories of the rest of the characters should be depicting why they act in the manner that they do. The stories should also predict their reactions that the characters will have towards certain events within the stories. Ensure to clearly describe the characters that are in support of or against the superhero.
Describe the motivation of the hero and the villain
Finally, it is important to provide the readers with a motivating reason for the villains and the superhero’s actions. This is the point, which makes the story interesting since the reader has to follow each of the actions to find out what happened at long last. The motive should be connected to the background stories of the characters to emphasize how much the characters want to achieve a particular goal. This helps in bringing out the distinct characteristics of the superhero and the villain hence enabling the readers to understand their actions better. Above all, ensure that you make the superhero the solution to all his problems. This is best done by giving the superhero a new power for them to overcome the villain. Always find a reason to justify the actions of the superhero and the villain.
Experts at EssayZoo recommend the above guide as one of the best guides in writing a superhero essay. However, the writer should feel free to include other sections that they feel could be an interesting part of the superhero story. All that matters is coming up with a unique and captivating story that suits the target audience. In addition, the creation of the characters plays a substantial role, and this should be made a point of focus to avoid writing a boring story with too many or very characters.
Add to Favourites
Superhero Character Profile
Powers and Abilities
Personality and Relationships
Nero the Scorpion Bio
Super Character Template
Some time ago I made one of these, but it’s now outdated and woefully inadequate. Plus, I’m bored. These two reasons combined, I have now created a new template for creating a bio for a superhero or villain character. Here’s a rundown of the info you’re asked to provide, in case there’s any confusion.
Alias: This is your character’s superhero or villain name, the one everybody knows them by. Example: Batman. Fairly simple.
Legal Name: This is the name your character was given at birth. Example: Bruce Wayne. Again, fairly simple.
Morality: At its simplest, this is whether your character is a hero or a villain. You could also put “rogue” or “neutral” or something similar if your character doesn’t fit into a black-and-white moral system. Alternatively, you could also use the D&D alignment system (Lawful, Neutral, or Chaotic Good, Neutral or Evil) if that’s what floats your boat.
Inspiration: Was your character inspired by an existing one, or draws from traits of a few? If so, it doesn’t hurt to pay a little homage and mention them here (and it might decrease your chances of getting sued by a slim margin, so that’s a plus).
Gender: Self-explanatory. What bits does your character carry in his or her pants?
Age: Also self-explanatory. HOw long has it been since your character shot out of his or her mother’s hole of life?
Sexual Orientation: Because these days, everybody wants to know.
Occupation: If your character has a job outside of superheroism or villainy, put it here. If not, you’re more than welcome to skip it, or put “none” or “N/A,” or simply put “superhero” or “supervillain.”
Height: Self-explanatory. If it varies for some reason, you can mention that as well (example: Bruce Banner’s height versus the Hulk’s height).
Weight: Ditto height.
Hair Color: Fairly obvious. This can be natural or dyed color, or you could mention both. Up to you.
Hair Type: Long, short, messy, neat, slicked-back, spiky, greasy, bald, thinning, gravity-defying (mostly for anime characters), etc.
Eye Color: Again, self-explanatory. If your character’s eye color changes, as some are wont to do, mention it here. And maybe take a Mary Sue test, just to be safe.
Skin Color: Be as politically correct as you want to be. But I’d advise against slurs.
Race/Species: Human, Half-human half-animal, extraterrestrial, demon, angel, elf, smurf, etc.
Nationality: With what nation or region does your character identify? Be as specific as you want to be.
Voice: Is there anything special about your character’s voice? Is it high or deep? Smooth or gruff? Do they have a notable accent?
Distinguishing Features: Scars, tattoos, particularly prominent facial features, facial hair, pointed ears. Basically, anything else that could be used to identify your character.
Costume: If your character wears a costume, describe it briefly here. If not, then at least describe their fashion choices.
Powers: Here’s where you put actual superpowers, like super strength, flight, invisibility, laser vision. You know, the fun stuff. My definition of a superpower is anything that your character can do that no normal human being could do.
Power Limitations: Many characters’ powers are based on certain requirements. Does your character need sunlight to access their powers? Can they only use their powers when they’re stressed out? Are their powers tied to a specific item that needs to be in their possession to use them?
Abilities: Things your character can do that aren’t actual powers. Skilled fighter, plays piano, master tactician, highly agile, martial arts expert. These are things your character does really well, but that a normal human being still has the potential to do.
Weapons: Does your character fight with a trademark weapon, like a sword, staff, bow or gun? Put it here.
Gadgets/Tech: If your character has other fun toys, like grappling hooks, scanners, night vision goggles, cool vehicles, etc, then mention them here.
Physical Weaknesses: These are things that can physically harm or disable your character, or that cancel out their powers. Think kryptonite, or fire, or the color yellow. (DC references for the win! )
Mental/Emotional Weaknesses: Here’s where you mention character flaws that get in the way. Arrogance, impulsiveness, lack of confidence, inability to take things seriously, bad team player, etc. You should have at least one thing here. If you don’t, take a Mary Sue test.
Primary Personality Traits: Briefly describe your character’s most prominent character traits. Is he brave and kind? Rough? Cocky? A comedian? A flirt? Coarse and angry? Sweet and playful? Reclusive and introverted?
Likes and Dislikes: Pretty Obvious. Cosmopolitan stuff. Just a few things that make your character seem more human.
Habits and Quirks: Again, just little things that make your character more human. These can be good habits or bad ones.
Fears: Everybody’s afraid of something, even superheroes. What one or two things does your hero find harder to face than their arch nemesis? You can, of course, put “loss of loved one” here, but that one’s usually a given, and it’s kind of old and cliched and I can’t help but roll my eyes every time I see it.
Motivation: Why is your character a hero? Or what drives him to commit acts of evil? You can put a whole origin here if you want, or you can just mention it briefly (responsibility, pride, money, insanity, power lust, revenge. ).
Family, Romantic Interests, Allies, Rivals, Enemies: Fairly self-explanatory, just fill in any individuals who qualify. Note that rivals can be friendly rivals, or someone your character doesn’t like but doesn’t actively oppose, like a pair of heroes who don’t get along but who will work with one another if they have to, or a couple of villains who both want to rule the world.
I tried to make this template very customizable, so you can add or subtract information based on what you think is relevant. It’s made specifically for original characters, but I imagine you could use it for fan characters as well. If that’s the case, you might want to add “Fandom” as a an info point, so we all know that your character is a Marvel or DC FC, or whatever. If you use this, do please link back to me. I don’t want to take any credit or anything, I just like to see what people create; I always love seeing new superheroes!
You’re a comic book editor. You have an opportunity to create your own super team that you want. Use 7 slots available made up of existing super heroes.
1 – need at least one hero from Marvel.
2– need at least one hero from DC.
3– need at least one female.
4– need at least one male.
5– up to seven heroes total.
6– don’t have to, but feel free to mention a few supervillains that this team would battle as well.
7– remember it’s not just about a kicka$$ team. It’s also about selling comics with good stories. So personalities & how they interact are important.
X-Force + Superman = Big Sales and a stupid story.
X-Force + Superman = Big Sales and a stupid story.
ha. nice. I didn’t mean to focus on the sales aspect of it. but you definitely nailed it!
Batman, Deadpool, Johnny Storm, Ms. Marvel, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Psylocke & Beta Ray Bill.
Green Lanter & Torch are both playboys with two attractive tough women. Deadpool & Batman interaction would be interesting. Beta Ray would be the strong guy & straight guy. either him, Batman or Ms Marvel would be team leader.
Scarlet Spider (Kaine), The Flash (Wally West), Venom (Flash Thompson), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Nova Prime (Richie Rider), Aquaman and Legion (Mass Effect).
Wally and Richie would become fast friends over their similar situations: guys that are jokers yet are massive powerhouses. They would both be friends with Flash.
Kaine and John wouldn’t get along as John would disapprove of him being a re-formed murderer. Kaine and Flash would be rivals over the Spiderman feel though they are both different enough to be diverse.
Aquaman would be the serious guy along with Legion and John would try to teach them human behaviour whilst trying to stop Richie, Wally and Flash corrupting them.
They would fight world level threats similar to how the Avengers do but could do special under cover operations with Kaine, Flash and Legion similar to X-Force.
Have you ever wondered about how to create an avatar from a photo and make it as your social profile? Here is the guide to create an avatar from photo step by step. Come get your fantasy digital mini-character! Follow the tutorial to custom your own or Play “would you rather” to get a free avatar!!
5 Steps to Create Your Own Avatar From Photo (iPhone & Android)
Step 1. Get an avatar maker app
There are many avatar maker apps on App Store. Here, we recommend Avatoon for you. With Avatoon you can make cartoon avatars of yourself, your family, even your dog! If you’re not comfortable showing your real face across the whole internet, or letting everyone know what you look like, then Avatoon is the ideal choice! Download it for free from Google Play or App Store.
Step 2. Create a custom cartoon avatar
After choosing your gender, Avatoon offers two easy and fun ways to quickly create a cartoon avatar.
- Facial Recognition
In this option, you can use Avatoon’s facial scan to create an avatar. You can take a photo with Avatoon, or use one from your phone, but it only takes a second to make you a spot-on avatar!
- Manual Creation
In this option, you can create cartoon avatars by choosing your facial features, such as hairstyle and eye color. You can make more avatars for family, friends, or when you just want to try something new.
Step 3. Customize every detail of your avatar
- Slide the right bar on the homepage, find the feature you want to apply
- Adjust your face shape, hairstyle, and other facial features by tapping on the Facebutton
- Make up your cartoon avatar by tapping on the Beautybutton
- Dress up your character by tapping on the Clothesbutton
- Decorate the home of your avatar by tapping on the Backgroundbutton
- Pick a fun pose to your avatar by tapping on the Posebutton
Step 4. Add a new cartoon avatar or delete an old one
- Long press characters in the top left-hand corner
- Tap on the plus button to add a new cartoon avatar
- Click the Delete button to delete your old cartoon avatar
Step 5. Explore More Fun with Photobooth
With Avatoon, you can select a photo template from Photobooth or upload your own photo from your phone, and insert your cartoon avatars into the photo. Let your cartoon-self have some fun!
- Tap on the second icon at the bottom of the screen to enter into Photobooth
- Click Create my photo to edit your avatar photo
- Tap on the Next options on the top right corner after you finish editing
- Click Save to Gallery at the bottom of the screen
- Click other buttons to share your cartoon avatar photo on social platforms
How do you create avatar from photo online?
Thanks to a lot of online avatar makers, you don’t have to download an app or install a software to create an avatar online!! I’ll show you how to make a VRChat avatar step by step using Ready Play Me as an example.
- Choose the gender of your avatar
- Style your avatar
- Choose the hairstyle
- Add some facial hair (optional)
- Change the color of the irises
- Add a bit makeup
How do you make emoji stickers from your avatar?
It’s time to share! Send awesome cartoon avatar content to friends and family members. You can apply your cartoon avatar to stickers with different themes. Or you can download free WhatsApp stickers here!
- Tap on the happy face icon at the bottom of the screen to enter into Stickers
- Choose avatars you want to apply in stickers
- Tap on the personal sticker you are interested in.
- Save or Share to your friends
Besides, you can use coins to buy more outfits and personal stickers. The app is free to use, and additional content can be obtained through free coins! Receive free rewards in-app by completing easy tasks. Daily content rewards!
These are all the steps you need to make an avatar and enjoy Avatoon.
I love the quote from Bill Waterson that says, “Experience is food for the brain.” What’s so wonderful about our brains is that they are continuously learning, continuously growing, and continuously making new connections.
Your brain is this miraculous, self-designing entity. It can do so much to change your own world, but it can also change the world at large. However, it can only activate its true potential if we give it the tools to do so.
Experience feeds the brain. And there is likely no greater experience for nourishing and energizing your brain than The Superhero Brain Conference.
This event highlights the greatest thinkers and experts on improving and using your brain that the world has ever seen. Your brain is the governing force that’s directing every thought and every cell in your body. If you truly want to live a healthy, happy, and fulfilled life, then there’s nothing more important than learning how to create a superhero brain.
In this episode you’ll discover:
- What neuroplasticity is and why it’s important.
- Why learning keeps your brain young.
- The 3 major ways to create new neural connections in your brain.
- How your self-talk influences your brain and your life.
- 3 keys to changing your self-talk to help you reach your goals.
- How to train your brain to make accurate neuroassociations that boost your productivity.
- How your sleep quality impacts your memory.
- Why your gut health is influencing your sleep health.
- How these sheets can actually improve your sleep quality.
- Why Apple made major changes to the iPhone to help improve sleep.
- Which nutrients are critical to brain function.
- What incredible lessons I received from 28-time Grammy Award winner Quincy Jones about learning.
- Why we tend to fight for our limitations.
- 3 strategies to instantly change your perception of the challenges in your life.
Posted on Published: August 22, 2018 – Last updated: June 11, 2021
This DIY superhero string art collection would be totally adorable for a kid’s bedroom and you can absolutely make it too in 5 easy steps!
You only need a few supplies to make Captain America, Spiderman, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Wonder Woman, and Batman Superhero String Art!
I use to be a manager for a big time retailer and I ran a team of eight other leaders who had a hundred or so people who reported to them. I called them “Team Awesome”.
Why? Well, they had to be pretty awesome to handle the craziness of our daily working environment. To surprise them, I made them these really awesome superhero string art projects to display on their desks.
This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Our Family Code earns from qualifying purchases. Please see our Disclosure Policy for more details.
DIY Superhero String Art Supplies
Making DIY superhero wall art for a playroom or kid’s bedroom is super easy! You’ll need to gather up the supplies below.
To make the project even easier, I recommend using a hammer with a magnetic nail starter.
Finally, you are going to need to find the superhero logos for each superhero wall art you’d like to make. All I did was search for terms like:
- Captain America shield coloring page
- Hulk hand coloring page
- Wonder Woman logo coloring page
- Batman logo coloring
- Avengers logos coloring
- Thor circle hammer logo
You’ll be able to find all of the images I used and other superhero images as well! You can make a ton more superhero wall art plaques if you want!
If you prefer to stain your wooden plaques before completing this project, I suggest sanding them, staining them, and letting them sit overnight before beginning the steps below.
How to DIY Superhero String Art
Use Google to Find a Coloring Image
Right-click on the image and save it to your desktop. Use your image preview software to adjust the dimensions that are smaller than the dimensions of your wood plaque.
For example, I used 5×7 wood plaques, so I adjusted all of my superhero wall art images to 4×6 or 4×4 in order to make sure that I had enough of a margin on all sides of the string art. Print your superhero image.
Use double-sided tape to hold your image in place
Use double-sided tape to position your superhero image onto the wood plaque.
Begin to hammer your nails along the lines of your image. Use your pinky finger as a guide to determine the amount of space between nails.
After you have finished nailing your image outline, remove the paper.
I chose to leave the paper for some of the designs because I wanted to make sure I followed the correct lines for the image (ex. the Hulk’s hand was too hard for me to figure out without the image left underneath it because of all of the lines in his clenched fist).
Start with the colors on the innermost parts of the image.
Chose a nail to tie your embroidery thread to and begin winding your thread around nails. Work to fill the space and try to not follow the same pattern between nails in order to cover the wood.
You can determine how much thread you’d like to use here. For example, I used less thread on the Thor wall art and more thread on the Spiderman wall art. It’s totally your preference.
Continue working your way to the outer edges of the superhero wall art design.
Before tying off my thread, I used my thread to darken the boarder by just stringing my thread along and through the outer nails.
That’s it! I really enjoyed making my team some superhero wall art and will most likely be making them again once my son has a room of his own.
PIN THIS DIY SUPERHERO WALL ART TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS!
Meet Toni, the Maker Mom behind Our Family Code
Hey there, I’m Toni! I’m a Market Research Analyst & Business Development Guru that finds my joy in unleashing my children’s curiosity by exploring STEAM concepts with my fantastic five!
When I’m not chasing toddlers or raising tweens, you can find me tearing things up and putting them back together over here at Our Family Code.
I am the owner and content creator of multiple educational websites designed to increase access to STEAM & STEM education with a focus on teaching computer science and coding to kids of all ages!
Design Your Superhero Outfit. Starting from cc 1.5, you will be able to directly load your own texture paints to character creator in the same manner as you do in iclone. Customize your hero costume, gadgets and download it for free.
Create Your Own Superhero Free Hero Character Costume from www.gamersunite.com
Where’s my super suit? by cassie smyth. Design your superhero costume and we’ll reveal your marvel soulmate. Design your own superhero outfit!
Superhero suit design in 2021 super hero outfits avengers outfits superhero suits design a superhero costume and well tell you your marvel love interest.how to design a superhero costume. Don’t blow your only chance at a first impression by making your hero look like a bum.
Whatevr it is, it should be something that makes your hero, or villan, memorable. Design a superhero costume and we’ll reveal your secret superpower.
Scroll to start quiz no. Select your hero set, then enter your hero name to create your own superhero with initials on the chest.
Whatevr it is, it should be something that makes your hero, or villan, memorable. Every hero has a costume, even if it’s their normal everyday clothing.
Glue to the front of the costume. You can get creative and design your superhero outfit, bake some cakes or healthy snacks, or set up a run at home.
You are about to go shopping for the items that will make up your very own superhero outfit. Superhero suit design in 2021 super hero outfits avengers outfits superhero suits design a superhero costume and well tell you your marvel love interest.how to design a superhero costume.
How about creating an assault course in your garden? Since there are child superheroes in this game we want to make sure the female version of the superhero suit is not overly sexy and objectifying.
Design a superhero costume and we’ll reveal your secret superpower. You can get creative and design your superhero outfit, bake some cakes or healthy snacks, or set up a run at home.
One suggestion, maybe add more opportunities for male figures, seeing as i have way too many female characters and. It might be pratical, r thrown together from scraps found in a dumpster.
Lesson 1 Kindness Is Powerful!
You are about to go shopping for the items that will make up your very own superhero outfit. We hope you like the game! Design a super suit and we’ll tell you your superhero powers.
Here’s A Few Tips On Each To Get You Started:
Using an rgb mask to define preferred texture segments for your cloth and shoes, you can easily create unique outfit designs by dynamically changing each segment’s color, pattern or fabric. Carry a fake weapon or decorate your outfit in a way that shows the neighborhood kids just what you’re capable of in superhero mode. How about creating an assault course in your garden?
Since There Are Child Superheroes In This Game We Want To Make Sure The Female Version Of The Superhero Suit Is Not Overly Sexy And Objectifying.
It might be pratical, r thrown together from scraps found in a dumpster. What weapons will you be having with you? Select your hero set, then enter your hero name to create your own superhero with initials on the chest.
Scroll To Start Quiz No.
Here are some tips to design effective and stylish costumes. Published on sep 03, 2020. Design a superhero costume and we’ll reveal your secret superpower.
Create And Design Your Superhero Worksheet.
Publication or redistribution of any part of this document. 52 lives is a registered charity in england and wales (1166238). Design your own kindness superhero outfit!
Welcome to Sugar, Spice & Glitter! Please note, this post may contain affiliate links. For more details, see our Full Disclosure .
Welcome back to Sugar, Spice & Glitter! Please note, this post may contain affiliate links. For more details, see our Full Disclosure .
Years ago, I shared our Wonder Woman cuffs craft and so many families have enjoyed making that craft with their children, so I wanted to add another superhero craft to our collection: DC Superhero Popsicle Stick Puppets!
Superhero Puppet Craft
These superhero puppets are super easy to make thanks to our free printable template, which you can download below.
You could make these popsicle stick puppets as a gift, or make them with your children. (You may want to pre-cut out the pieces if making these with young children.)
I love these as a fun screen-free way to indulge your child’s superhero obsession. They can act out their favorite scenes from the comics or the movies, or make up their own fun superhero stories!
(You could even make our Shoebox Puppet Theatre to make their theatrical productions even more fun!)
These paper puppets are a cheap alternative to superhero figures, and you can adjust our template to make just about any super hero with a few simple alterations.
To make these popsicle stick puppets last even longer, you can laminate the paper puppets before gluing to your popsicle sticks. This will allow them to withstand more wear and tear. This is the laminator I use , and I just buy the super cheap packages of laminate sheets from Amazon. It costs about 13 cents a sheet to laminate which lets us get so much use out of any activity we print out.
For a fun personal twist, you can print out pictures your kids’ faces and use them in place of the superhero faces, like we did for our mermaid puppets.
These popsicle stick puppets would also make super cute Superhero bookmarks!
For more Superhero craft ideas, check out:
- Felt Superhero Mask Patterns from Cutesy Crafts
- Mason Jar Superhero Banks from Fireflies and Mudpies
- How to Make a Superhero Cape from a T-shirt from Happiness is Homemade
- Avengers Paper Plate Masks from Pink Stripey Socks
- Superhero Handprint Cards from The Best Ideas for Kids
Check out our quick video to see how to make our Wonder Woman popsicle stick puppet – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable template and instructions:
Materials for Superhero Puppet Craft
- Colored craft paper (I prefer card stock for sturdiness)
- Popsicle sticks
- Black marker
- Craft glue
- DC Superheroe Puppet Craft template
How to Make Popsicle Stick Superheroes
Let’s start our craft with the Wonder Woman paper-craft puppet. Select cream, blue, red, yellow and black craft papers for the Wonder Woman paper-craft. Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers as noted with each pattern.
Cut a slit along the marked yellow line on the hair pattern.
Insert the head part of the puppet base through the slit from the bottom side of the hair pattern. Apply glue on the back side to attach the paper hair pattern with the puppet base.
Attach the boots, skirt and top patterns on the Wonder Woman puppet base.
Attach the crown on the hair part of the puppet.
Attach the rest of the patterns on the puppet to complete the Wonder Woman paper-craft puppet. Use a black sharpie to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the puppet.
Attach the Wonder Woman paper-craft on a popsicle stick.
Similarly, craft the rest of the DC Superhero characters.
Grab your free printable directions for our Superhero Puppet craft and don’t forget to downloand the DC Superheroe Puppet Craft template:
Here’s everything you need to know about the boundless Fortnite set which has 8 different Fortnite superhero skins that you can customize.
Before Epic released the v14.10 update, they sent an email out to everyone in the support-a-creator program with highlights of what would be added. One of the features was labelled “become a hero”. The description of the feature was to customize your own hero. This feature hasn’t been released as of writing, but it could be in today’s item shop.
There were ten different Superhero Fortnite skins that were leaked in today’s update, and players will be customize them however they wish to create their own personal superhero Fortnite skin.
Not only have the skins been leaked but the customization options players will have available to them to create their own superhero skin. Let’s take a look at everything we know so far.
Fortnite Boundless Superhero Skins
All of the superhero skins in the Boundless Fortnite set are of Legendary rarity. They’ll likely be available to purchase separately for 2,000 V-Bucks, or perhaps they’ll be available as a set.
Fortnite Backlash Skin
Strike back Fortnite Skin
“3… 2… 1… you know the rest”.
Blastoff Fortnite Skin
Dynamo Dancer Skin
“Go where your will takes you”.
Firebrand Fortnite Skin
“Danger on the event horizon”.
Fortnite Hunter Skin
“Always find your target”.
“First to the crime, every time”.
“Champion of the solar winds”.
“Follow the true star”.
The Mighty Volt Skin
“High-voltage and ready to roll”.
The Mighty Volt
Heroes Beacon Fortnite Emote
There’s also an emote called Hero’s Beacon that will show whatever emote you decide to put on your superheros chest. Here’s what that will look like:
Hero’s Beacon Emote
Create/Customize your own Fortnite Superhero options
There’s a number of different options Epic have provided in order to create your own Fortnite superhero. Players can change and pick the hair colour, hair style, costume colours, logo, and much more.
The good news is players can re-customize these whenever they like. There’s a cap of 46 emoticons when selecting which one to add to the skin, but this will likely be increased in a future update.
Here’s a video with all the customisations you can make to the superhero skins in the boundless Fortnite set:
Need a last-minute costume for our Comic-Con mixer on July 18? No problem! As a connoisseur of procrastination myself, I know that waiting until the last minute to prepare a costume can be as stressful as it is a unique and beautiful catalyst for creating stunning, creative accoutrements.
Copy Man surveying the landscape, forever on the search for those who need rescuing from copy-related emergencies.
Here’s a simple way to create your own bare bones superhero costume:
- Regular clothes
- Underwear (that can fit over your outerwear)
- A large swath of fabric
Step 1: Pick a super-identity.
I chose “Copy Man” because I’m a copywriter.
Step 2: Pick out clothes that fit your super-identity.
I picked what I wore today to work … because I’m a copy writer.
Step 3: Put on clothes from step two.
Step 4: Put underwear over clothes (bonus points if they also fit your super-identity or are really cute).
Sorry, if I had thought about this step before I left the house I would’ve worn cuter underwear.
Step 5: Find large piece of fabric and drape it over your shoulders.
Instant cape! Mine’s made from a curtain, fixed together with earbuds.
Step 6: Make a mask out of the paper and string.
Feel free to color yours in, but I wanted a more monotone palette.
Step 7: Draw a symbol on a piece of paper to represent your super-identity.
CM = Copy Man!
Step 8: Affix symbol to your shirt.
Tape is a beautiful invention.
Bonus step: Create awesome headgear or props with more paper and/or other found objects.
TA-DA! DONE. This took me, like, 15 minutes to put together, so if a friend of yours tries to come up with excuses on how they don’t have time to put a costume together before our Comic-Con Mixer at 7 p.m. on Friday July 18, tell them, “NO EXCUSES!”*
*You don’t have to wear a costume, but they are encouraged! See you Friday!
Copy Man was just a mild mannered copywriter until one day the Houston Museum of Natural Science decided to throw a Comic-Con party.
He now fights crime and poor writing with his “Cosmic Copy Ray”
Create Your Own Superhero Mask
15-30 Minutes Beginner 9 (3 colors of your choice) Strands –>Watch Video
What You’ll Need
Superhero Mask Stencil3Doodler Create+ Pen3Doodler Create Plastic3Doodler Create+ DoodlePad Long Elastic
1 Gather your supplies
Creating your own superhero mask is relatively straightforward. Download our free stencil (or draw one of your own) and make sure you have your 3Doodler Create+ Pen, plastic, and DoodlePad at the ready.
2 Doodle your mask
Trace the stencil using your 3Doodler Create+ pen. Here, we used common superhero colors (red, blue, yellow), but feel free to choose colors that best represent your unique personality and your own superpowers. While the stencil includes a star to help decorate your mask, you can replace that Doodle with a different image, or embellish as you’d like.
3 Add your own flair
After you have completely traced the outline of your mask, and colored in the foundation, embellish the design. Use alternate plastic colors to create contrast, or Doodle images and designs on the surface of the mask. Remember: this mask represents your superpowers — make sure they shine through.
4 Attach the elastic
Once it has completely hardened, carefully peel the Doodle of your mask off of the stencil. Firmly attach your long elastic to the holes on either side of the mask.
5 Create a superhero icon
Also included on the free stencil is an example of a superhero icon. Use your 3Doodler Create+ Pen to trace the badge using similar colors to those you used to create your mask.
For a crafty Easter activity Doodle your own Fabergé egg.
Learn how to Doodle your own magical unicorn headband with this step-by-step tutorial.
Doodle yourself a cute companion with a secret hiding spot! Protect your valuables with a prickly friend who can guard your things while keeping cute! With just a tennis ball and some imagination, you can make your own hedgehog pal with a secret treasure stash inside. Learn how to create your own Hedgehog Hider with our easy step-by-step tutorial below!
3Doodler ❤ Schools
Did you know educators qualify for free shipping on web purchases?
- Teachers and Schools: Register Here
- Shop EDU: Pens | Plastic
- Need Help: Contact Us
Here’s another cute character for your little ones to make. This one is a fearless build a superhero (complete with cape and mask).
It’s a simple craft in which your kids will need to cut out and correctly put together the pieces to make the superhero.
This craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers because it’s so easy to do!
And there’s a color and a plain template – so your little ones can create and customize their own wonderful superheroes!
It could also make a lovely little craft for Father’s Day if you add a sweet message on the back!
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
When making this simple superhero craft, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:
- Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
- Fine Motor Skills – when they’re sticking and picking up and moving the body parts and placing them where they need to go
- Body Knowledge – great for the little ones to think about how the different parts of a body fit together (the head bone’s connected to the body bone…)
- Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.
This simple superhero craft will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.
How To Prepare This Build a superhero Craft
First you’re going to want to download the superhero templates by clicking on download box at the bottom of the page – there’s a color and a black and white version!
Not a member yet – what are you waiting for? Become a member and get INSTANT access to all the awesome activities today.
Other materials you’ll need:
- Safety scissors
- Card Stock or Craft Paper
- Some coloring pencils, pens or other artsy materials
Once you’ve downloaded the templates, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.
Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.
Then you can stick all the pieces together to build your superhero.
It can be really nice to let you’re kids have a bit of free rein here and see if they can work it out – kind of like a puzzle.
If they’re struggling, the order I’d do it in is:
- Stick the hair on the head
- Stick the mask on the head
- Stick the cape parts to the back of the body
- Stick the arms on the body
- Stick the head on the body
- Stick the feet on the body
(I expect you could have worked that out but I do like to be thorough…)
The finished one should look something like this:
If you want to you could always laminate them and use them as a puzzle. That way the different parts would be kept nice and they can use them again and again. You could also mix and match them with some other character and animal crafts.
After that you’re all done!
Let your kids practice their cutting and sticking skills in a simple and fun way!
But Wait… There’s Also A Black And White Build A Superhero Craft!
I’ve also made a black and white version which would be an awesome way for your little ones to practice their coloring skills and personalize their superheroes in their own way!
So why not crack out the pens, crayons, paints or collage (or all of them if you’re feeling adventurous) and let your kids get creative!
I’d love to see what they create!
Super power is a popular term used in comic books and fictional stories. It is used to refer to a fictional super human ability. Super power is used to describe exaggeration of normal human traits to super abilities like extra strength, flight or telekinesis etc.
Most of these fictional characters are called mutants for having these exceptional skills. They are usually born with these special powers which they can use for either good or evil purposes. For Example most of the team members of X-Men were born with their special abilities and super powers.
Some heroes like Batman, Green Arrow may also fall under super hero categories regardless of having any super ability. They have having exceptional skills, abilities, passion and resources to take out bad guys or anyone.
Some characters derive skills to gain super powers. Green Lantern has his power ring, bionic limbs of Six Million Dollar Man, Tony stark with his Iron Man armour. However, there are some characters that gain special power after accidents or have experiments on them. Usually villains like Sandman, Octopus Man are undergone with this suffering. However, Bruce Banner became hulk after experiment on him. Similarly Spider-man gained his powers after bitten by genetically enhanced spider and Powerpuff girls gained their power after chemical X accidently fell on the mixture their professor was making.
Others are Reading
- How to Increase Quality of Your Sleep
- How to Approach a Lady
font-size: 13px !important;color: #474747;text-align: justify;line-height: 21px;” >
What type of Power you want if you were to be a Super Hero
First of all you need to decide what type of super power you want to have if you were to become a Super Hero. You need to create a power which can defeat all evil from this whole universe or do everything you want.
There are number of powers which super heroes have like Flying, Strength, Laser, Weather Control, Hearing, Electricity creation, Charge anything to explode, Teleportation etc.
You can create your power by even mixing two or three powers together.
How to get a power
Next you need to determine how to get your power. Super heroes usually get powers when experiments go wrong or accidents if they are not born with it.
However, there are ways to get Super Powers
– Bit by a radioactive creature like spiders, cat, mosquitoes.
– Bizarre accident
– Long exposure to Radiation
– Build yourself super powers by hiring scientists and experts and a secret lab
– Make a deal with Satan
Chose a Side: Good or Evil
After deciding what type of power you need, choose a side. You can either become a Super Hero or a Super Villain after having Super Powers. You can earn fame and have inner peace after saving some one’s life if you choose the good side.
On the other hand, you can take revenge and bring nightmares to this world by destroying things and killing inferior humans.
You can also sit idle and do nothing with your power. You can have fun and play games and not help humans or hurt them.
Costume and Secret Identity
After creating your own super power, you will want to hide your identity. You can do this by choosing a costume. You can make a spectacular one like Spiderman’s or make classy leather costumes like X-Men wear. You will also require a secret identity or the name you would want people to call you.
If you are attending a costume party, a comic event, or if you are getting ready for your annual Halloween celebrations, and you have chosen to be a superhero, then you will need an epic superhero costume. You could easily purchase your costume online from Buyneu.com, or you could have some fun making it yourself.
If you have chosen to bring out the creative side in you, then the Buyneu site will also be helpful as they guide you on how to create some incredible costumes for some of your favorite superhero characters. They have simplified the process of making realistic superhero costumes into four easy steps; it is definitely worth exploring their tutorial and illustrative guides.
If fiberglass seems a little too tricky for you, and you want to make a superhero costume from your everyday arts and crafts materials that you may already have at home, then here is our guide to help you create your own superhero costume. Our guide includes the basics of what makes a superhero costume; the detailing will create the character itself that you are after.
Firstly, get an image of the superhero you are aiming to create. Try to download an image that shows as much costume detail as possible.
Thinking about superheroes, nearly all of them wear a tight get-up of some sort. Their whole suit could be made of spandex, or only certain elements such as the leggings. Choose your colors and start building your superhero costume from spandex.
Most superheroes typically cover all of their skin to prevent them from being recognized. If you do not want to use spandex, you can use solid-colored clothing to disguise your arms, legs, and body.
Full body suit
If you do not mind wearing a full body spandex suit, then you can purchase one that is already made at a costume store or online.
Disguise your face with a mask
It is important for superheroes to hide their identity from any potential enemies. Your face is the first point of identification so you need to make a mask. There are several materials that you can use to make a mask.
- Tin toil
Every superhero needs a cape
Superheroes sport accessories, and most superheroes have a cape. You can make your own cape from a rectangular piece of old fabric that you may have lying around. You could even cut up an old bed sheet. Felt works really well and it is also an inexpensive fabric if purchased at an arts and crafts store.
Now that you have your fabric, get a friend to help you mark small dots where you want the corners of your cape to fall. Do not make your cape too long, otherwise you will trip over it or tear it.
Cut out the shape of your cape; use a ruler to keep a neat rectangular shape.
If you want to detail your cape with a letter or emblem, then felt works very well. You can either use hot glue or left-over Velcro strips to attach your detailing.
Your cape needs to be attached to your costume. You could tie a knot in the fabric where the cape reaches your sternum and use a safety pin to keep it in place, or use some Velcro strips to attach your cape to the outfit itself around the top of your shoulders.
You need the right footwear
You can make up some fancy footwear in a number of ways:
- If you own some brightly colored boots (like rain boots) then that will complement your overall outfit with no expense at all
- If you are not going to be outdoors then you can even wear some high-topped soccer socks
- You can make some duct tape boots, or you can sew felt boots
Detail your superhero costume
This is the fun part; you now need to customize your overall costume to reflect the superhero that you want to be. For example, if you are detailing a Spider-Man costume then you can use silver glitter glue to create a web.
Batman has a black belt with square pockets on the sides; you could make a belt out of felt and sew the pockets, or you could use an old belt and attach some eyeglass cases to the side to hold all of your gadgets.
Creating your own superhero costume should be fun. If you find yourself a little lost when creating your costume then log onto the Buyneu site for some helpful guidance, and if all else fails, you can purchase a ready-made costume from their store.
Funny Superhero Costume Ideas
The comic book genre has given us many iconic superhero costumes and character designs throughout the years. As the years have passed, and design and image technology has evolved, so have the superheroes. If you see a Spider-Man or an Iron Man costume, almost anyone, including children, can you tell[…]
Cosplay 101: Cosplay Ideas for Beginners
It can be very intimidating to someone to enter the world of cosplay. Most beginners feel awkward and small when they attend their first-ever convention and see those realistic cosplay costumes. So, newcomers to cosplay have questions in mind: “Where do I start?” “Who should I cosplay as?” “Where do[…]