Gotham’s craft halls are crying out for a crusader. A craft crusader who is capable of creating a halfway decent-looking Batman mask.
First of all, this is a costume for a two year-old. Most two year-olds won’t keep a mask on anyway. Definitely not a full hood like Batman wears!
I tried to mock up a full Batman hood out of an old t-shirt and scraps of a dollar store fleece blanket. I was too lazy to get my sewing machine out for the mockup, so I hot glued this baby together (including the uneven bat ears and the non-eye-reaching mask with misshapen eye holes).
The hood doesn’t work at all on my five year old model, but even on the two year-old, the fit of this hood was a bit of a stretch.
I thought maybe I should go simpler for my toddler, since he wouldn’t wear the hood for more than two seconds. So, I tried a plain mask that went around his head with a piece of elastic.
Again with the misshapen eye holes.
My final mask is the one I presented with the project tutorial, but the truth is that it was a fail too. My son wouldn’t wear it after I snapped this one picture of him. The mask squished his nose down flat like a pancake. I tried to bend a crease in the mask to allow his little nosey some space, but it didn’t really work.
This Halloween, Batman just went maskless. Kind of defeats the whole point, huh?