March 7, 2011

super zip!

This past weekend we went to a birthday party for Charlie's friend, Max (also known as his own speedy superhero, Super Zip!). Of course, I felt it my duty to fashion Super Zip with a superhero cape.

Please note that Super Zip actually carries a ray gun, not a sword. Charlie was improvising here. Being my super sneaky self, I casually asked Max about Super Zip one day last week at preschool. He informed me that Super Zip has a red cape with pockets, then he zoomed off to play with some balloons. Hmmm....pockets?

I checked with Callie, Max's mom, who confirmed that the pockets are probably to stash superhero things in, not to warm his hands in. So I added some patch pockets near the corners of the cape on the lining side. I made them fairly commodious, but probably not ample enough for his ray gun, which Callie described as being adult size that blows smoke rings. Whoa, I have to see this!

I just have to add this photo that was taken on Saturday at the Emerald City Comicon. Chris and I have been to Comicon before (Chris collects comics), but never with the kids. It was pretty amazing and a little bit crazy. Charlie was totally impressed. I loved that he chose to wear his own superhero cape (and that blasted sword, of course) when he has a Spider-Man costume and a Buzz Lightyear costume at home. Looks like Charlie is his own kind of superhero, kind of like Max.

:) Shelly


  1. You did it again, Shelly. Such a cute superhero cape and of course Max has pockets in his...LOL! So adorable and of course your model is a cutie pie.

  2. I can't believe that we missed you guys at ComicCon! Next year, definitely. Glad that Charlie got his picture taken, Emmet only wanted to admire the pack of Boba Fetts from afar...