My daughter is one of my inspirations behind my super-new series, ELLIE ULTRA. She is also a big fan of the third-grade superhero--so big, in fact, she wanted to dress up like Ellie for Halloween. All she needed was a costume...
Mom to the rescue!
To copy Ellie's outfit, I looked closely at the cover art of book #1: Ellie Ultra: An Extra-Ordinary Girl. Here is our super girl on the cover:
Next, it was time to search for what I needed. Right away, I found the tights (with special help from the Cheshire Cat):
Ellie's tutu wasn't too hard to find either. I came across this company and picked a tutu in hot pink:
Finding a purple shirt with that awesome lightning bolt proved tougher. But, I improvised. I got this plain purple shirt, though stay tuned for how I managed the lightning bolt:
Finally, I found Ellie's most important accessory--her cape! I needed something plain and pink, so I decided this would work well:
I still had to add a lightning bolt to the purple shirt, not to mention Ellie's name across the back of the cape (check it out on p. 77 in An Extra-Ordinary Girl). To do that, my daughter and I took a trip to the fabric store. After buying some purple cloth, we cut out letters and a lightning bolt, and I stitched everything into place. Using fabric glue would've worked too. Ellie also wears a headband that matches her tutu, so I dug through my daughter's hair accessories and found a headband that matched pretty well.
Faster than it takes to bust a bad guy, we finished her Ellie Ultra costume:
Are you an Ellie Ultra fan? Ellie and I hope you have a SUPER Halloween!