This is Wonder Woman.
This is Wonder Woman posing.
This is Wonder Woman getting ready to
transform from her "person" state to her "superhero" state.
This is Supergirl.
This is Supergirl posing.
This is Supergirl making a joke - "It's a bird! It's a plane!"
This is Supergirl opting for WW's method for transforming - and just as well, seeing how cellphones have made telephone booths a rare commodity these days.
And these are the two superheroes I am lucky enough to have living under my roof - they are "best buds" and sidekicks and all the best things that sisters are.
This year's costumes were sooooooooooo easy compared to last year's costumes, which were killer. And so much fun to make, with all the shiny gold and silver fake-metal accoutrements. The only real challenge this year - as with every year - was to make them warm. Not sure that the miniskirts passed the test but the girls said they'd wear pants underneath.
As a reminder, here are the boring underlayers -all just fleece -before the shiny stuff went on over them.
Here's Supergirl's finished costume- standard long-sleeved fitted bodice (satin over fleece) with jewel neckline
and a full circular skirt, also satin over fleece.
The cape was literally a one yard cut of red liquid gold (that's the name of this fabric). Jenna initially refused a cape, and only after I practically tricked her into trying on "a silky piece of cloth on her shoulders" did she consent to having a cape at all.
Supergirl's boots are based on the same design as the musketeer boots from last year, except a bit taller.
This is Wonder Woman's costume.
The bodice is a satin bustier over skin-tone fleece. Again, it's a standard long-sleeved thing with a jewel neckline. The belt is only attached at the top edge, leaving the bottom edge free to accomodate the moving drape of the circular skirt.
Her boots are also the same design as the musketeer boots.
Her tiara/crown/headband is elasticized in back.
And her silver bracelets were an ammendment - I'd forgotten that they were silver and actually layered on gold bands on the bodice wrists. Had to make detachable silver bracelets to cover them. This turned out to be very fortuitous because Kate thinks the gold bands her her "normal clothes" and, by slapping on the silvers, transforms into Wonder Woman herself.
Her lasso of truth (random gold trim bought at JoAnn) attaches to her belt by a velcro loop.
So all in, very straightforward costumes this year. Hurrah!
Q: How do these superheroes actually locate villains?
A: With their Bad Guy Detector.
Jenna explained to me at length how this works:
Incidentally, the Fairy Witch is Emily. Her costume is coming up next!