Me and a few amazing coworkers. (Super-Awesome, Batman, Rudolph, Purple Flash, and me)
The night before, at 9:45, I realized that I had nothing planned to wear for superhero day and went into panic mode. After a few google searches, I decided Superman would be the easiest costume to make. I headed to my fabric box, found a red piece of fabric that was somehow the exact length I needed, and a cape was made.
I just cut a slit every few inches about an inch from the top, weaved some yard through it, and ta-da! A cape with the perfect length to smoothly flow behind me and make me look amazing was made. I made the yarn long enough so that it could go under my armpits and tie behind my back. It made it SO much more comfortable and didn't choke me all day.
To make the S shield, I cut out the shape in yellow felt. Then, on a sheet of paper I sketched out the S while looking at a picture online, cut it out on red fabric, and hot glued the S onto the yellow felt. BAM. Pair it with some sparkly earrings from work, and shit's done. As for the belt, I just cut a strip of yellow fabric and tie it around my waist.
Total time for the costume? 15 minutes. Huzzah. I now have something aside from my cat costume to wear for Halloween! The only thing missing was a pair or red undies and some red fabric around my boots, which I plan on adding if I ever wear it for Halloween.