This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading. All ideas are my own.
The second school starts my kids are talking about Halloween. If my kids could only celebrate one holiday for the rest of their lives, I am pretty sure it would be Halloween. They get to dress up and collect candy? It is a kids dream! This year, my youngest daughter is all about Batman. My husband loves Batman and his love is rubbing off on her. She has worn this Batman costume from Oriental Trading every single day since it came in the mail. Who needs to wait for Halloween when you can be Batman now? I adore this costume, it came with four full pieces including the darling tutu dress, the arm wraps, a cape and the mask. My daughter loves how vibrant and glittery it is and I love that it is well made and holding up to her constant wear.
My daughter has had one very valid concern since she started wearing this costume every where (when I see every where I mean it. I have pictures of her in it at the pool and the store!) How is she going to know when the people of her city need her? She began asking for a Bat Signal ASAP and I thought a flashlight Bat Signal would be the perfect thing to take trick-or-treating with us to help us see the way!
To Make a Bat Signal, you will need:
- a flashlight with batteries
- black vinyl
- a way to cut the vinyl (I used a Cricut Explore Air)
Vinyl is basically like a custom sticker, so you are cutting out a black sticker for your flash light. Find a bat signal you like by searching for one and uploading it to your Cricut. If you need instructions on how to upload your own images to your Cricut, you can find them here. Measure the center of your flash light, you want the bat to sit directly in the beam of light. To do this, the bat needs to be about the size of the circle in the middle of the light under the glass. If you do it much bigger than this, the signal will fall off the edges instead of being crisp.
After you have cut the signal out, peel it off the backing and place directly in the center of the flashlight.
Shine the flash light directly onto a wall of sidewalk to get the desired Bat Signal, the closer you are to what the light is shinning on, the clearer the signal will be!
Now I have a little Bat Girl who is ready to go when she is called by Gotham!
What fun accessories do you create for your kids costumes? Check out all of the other costumes by Oriental Trading here.
Well isn’t she adorable! I LOVE this! My kiddo just got out of the Batman stage, but this is SO cute I need to make it for my nephew!
Betty Boiron says
This looks like a great project. I’m sure my toddler would love it!! Can’t wait to try to make it.
Amber Myers says
These are the cutest photos! And a bat signal? Yes! I might just make one for fun.
Tomi C says
Oriental Trading is one of my fave places to shop for all of our Halloween party needs. This is a great idea for my kid’s Batman costume.
Okay now this is just super cool. Your daughter is adorable as bat girll, love the outfit. Having a bat light well you will mom of the month.
Awww how adorable does this young batwoman look, I like the idea of dressing up as batwoman for hallowen and your DIY is epic
This is too fun! My guys would get such a kick out of this, I would have never thought to try to make my own bat signal lol
Oh my goodness, she is SO cute. I’m also a huge batman fan, so you know I’m going to follow your lead and dress my baby girl up like this when she’s old enough. Although, she gets here in December and a little baby version of this outfit might be a must. haha
This is such a clever idea! I would never think to make this but it’s brilliant!
This is a really cute idea for kids who love Batman, Batwoman, and Batgirl. My nephew used to adore Batman,p.
Paula Bendfeldt says
I can’t wait for Halloween and costumes either . Oriental trading has awesome products we buy from them every year
This is so smart, what a great DIY! Your daughter is adorable in her outfit.
Claudia Krusch says
I will have to make a Bat signal this weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit with the kids. This costume is so adorable.
Batgirl is soooo cute! And I love the idea of making your own bat signal. I wish I thought of this when my son was younger.
Your daughter is so cute! I love her Bat Girl costume and it is obvious that she loves it too! The flashlight / “Bat signal” is sure to be a hit come Halloween. Thanks for the idea!
Sandy N Vyjay says
The Batgirl is really charming with a smile that can kill. The fact that she has her own bat signal is so interesting too.
Jen Lawrence says
I love the costume! This is such a cute idea.