How to Plan for a Captain America Costume Party: A blog about planning for a Captain America costume party, with links to sites that you can find the best costumes.
Captain America is one of those superheroes that we all wish we could be. Some people get their chance, some people don’t. There are so many ways to be Captain America in real life. You could have a red and white costume, or a blue and white costume, or even a different color altogether. It doesn’t matter as long as it’s red, white and blue. We might not wear costumes every day but when we do we like to go full out and make sure everyone knows who we are!
The Captain America movie is coming out soon and it looks like Chris Evans will be returning as the hero himself but until then there are a lot of great ideas on how to create your own Captain America costume. If you’re reading this on the internet then you probably already know the direction you want to take but if you don’t how about checking out some of these sites first?
Are you ready to take on one of the greatest super heroes in history? Then come join us in planning our amazing Captain America costume party!
The costume party is an idea that comes up every year, and every year I say, “Hey, let’s do it.” And then I get busy.
This year I’ve been busy cleaning out the garage. This is a big project because we have a lot of stuff in there. And because we’re moving to a smaller space. It was probably easier when we had two cars in the driveway and two dogs in the house. It was also easier when I didn’t have kids. But none of that really matters.
The point is, this summer, I’m finally going to be able to wear my Captain America costume again. And I want to look good doing it.
I can’t spend all my time cleaning out the garage, though. That’s why this blog posts are so important: they let me share my wisdom with you while I’m not wearing my Captain America costume.
I have a few things to say about planning for a Captain America costume party. Most of it will sound obvious, but there are some things you should know before you decide to throw yourself into a Captain America costume party:
If you want to get a Captain America costume, you have to start planning months in advance. There are so many pieces to get, and the things are all sold out everywhere.
The costumes actually don’t look that hard to make, but there is a lot of stuff that has to be planned out. You need to find a pattern for the costume itself; then you have to find a way of sewing things together; then you have to find how to create accessories, like the mask and shield. And all this has to be done in two weeks. So if it is your first time making a costume, it is probably best to wait until the next year.
Yes, I know that Captain America costumes have been around for a while. But have you ever tried to plan a costume party? Here’s my story.
I had a friend in Boston who was obsessed with Captain America. He was an engineer at a big company in Silicon Valley and he used his lunch hour and all his weekends to collect Captain America memorabilia, including the movie and the comic book. We had this big Captain America bash where, just as I was getting ready to leave, he showed up with his girlfriend dressed as Cap. And then he decided to go with her into the next room and dress up as The Red Skull.
It took me a good ten minutes to get him out of there because I was worried about how to explain this to people.
I don’t know why the guy has such an obsession with Cap, but it is totally understandable. And now, here is my problem: There are several companies that make good costumes (thank you for reading this) but they can be expensive. Now if one person buys all these costumes for my party, I’ll be happy because I won’t have to worry about buying them anymore — except maybe one more costume from another place. But what if everyone else buys theirs from another place? Then what happens
The idea of a Captain America outfit was first explored here on the blog in 2011. It’s been a long time coming, but we think it’s worth the wait. After all, Captain America has been around for 75 years, so there are many different ways to construct this costume.
Captain America is a character with a lot of history and a lot of lore. While his mythology is based off some of the events in the Marvel comic books, he is also based off the patriotic ideal that most people like to believe in.
We have compiled a list of our favorite links that can help you find your own version of this costume. We’ve also gathered as much information as we could find on where to obtain the best parts online.
The following list includes links to sites that sell:
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Captain America’s costume is a bit easier to plan than, say, Iron Man’s costume. The original design was very simple:
It was a red and white superhero costume with a big star on the chest and blue tights. But since the comics started, they’ve changed the design somewhat.
Also, Cap’s helmet changes depending on the comic, so it’s not always exactly the same as the one above. But in general, you can get away with getting a red and white superhero costume from Target or Walmart, or even Walmart if you want to be really cheap.
You could also get a similar costume from Amazon for about $15. So that might be an option for people who are just starting out with costumes making or aren’t sure what they want to do yet.
I say “planning” because in the end you’ll have to let go of the plan and just do what feels right. But I also think it’s important to have a plan, and if you want to hang out with Captain America, this is the place to start.