Evan: Can you make me a Ben 10 Halloween costume?
Evan: I can't wait to wear it.
Me: You don't think I'm going to make it today, do you?
Evan: No, you're going to make it tonight when I'm asleep.
Apparently I'm one of the shoemaker's elves.
For those not familiar with Ben 10, it's a cartoon about a boy who can turn into different aliens. There's a picture of the actual cartoon, here. Simple directions below to make the Ben 10 shirt.
Plain white shirt
Black fabric paint- costs about a dollar at the craft store
Sponge Brush, Paint Brush
Place Painters tape on front/center of t-shirt to make a 3 inch wide stripe. Make sure the tape is pressed firmly down on the t-shirt. You can measure it out if you wish, I just eyeballed it.
Place wax paper inside the shirt so the paint does not bleed through to the back of the shirt. Paint inside the blue tape. Make sure to place the paint on evenly for best results.
Last paint the the collar of the shirt and the edges of the sleeves. I used the hem lines as my border lines. Make sure to place wax paper in the sleeves and neck. Let dry, turn over and do the back of the neck and sleeves. Refer to pictures.
You can purchase green pants at the thrift store. Another option is to dye an old pair of khaki pants green. You can purchase green fabric dye at most craft stores.
For the Watch
We already had the toy watch so I didn't have to make anything. However, if you don't want to go out and buy one I recommend drawing one on the child's wrist with face paints.
If you need more inspiration, here's the link to the Ben 10 theme song, click here.