How to Make a Robin Costume: 12 Steps (With Pictures)

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How to Make a Robin Costume: 12 Steps (With Pictures)
How to Make a Robin Costume: 12 Steps (With Pictures)

Robin is Batman's trusted companion. Your costume can be a fun and easy-to-wear costume. With just a few simple materials, you can easily make your own Robin costume and look great.


Part 1 of 2: Making the costume

Make a Robin Costume Step 1
Make a Robin Costume Step 1

Step 1. Buy a green short-sleeved T-shirt

Get a tight green T-shirt to serve as Robin's green sleeves. You will wear this shirt under another so that only the sleeves are showing.

  • You can also wear a long-sleeved or ¾-sleeved shirt.
  • You can wear a shirt that is not entirely green, as long as the sleeves are. Only the sleeves will show on the costume.
Make a Robin Costume Step 2
Make a Robin Costume Step 2

Step 2. Wear a red tank top and put it on top of the green shirt

Get a red tank top to wear on top of your old one. If you can't find a tank top, you can buy a short-sleeved shirt and cut off the sleeves or hide them and secure them with safety pins.

  • If you use a green long-sleeved or ¾ shirt, you can combine it with a red short-sleeved shirt.
  • Do not wear a V-neck T-shirt, as green should not be visible on the neck.
  • For a classic Robin costume, wear the red shirt outside of your pants.
Make a Robin Costume Step 3
Make a Robin Costume Step 3

Step 3. Make and paste the Robin logo on the shirt

Cut a circle out of black felt to put an "R" on top and glue it to the shirt. Cut an "R" out of yellow felt and glue it to the center of the black felt circle with fabric glue. Then use the same glue to stick the logo on the left chest side of the red shirt.

  • You can print an image of the logo and use it as a template if you need help cutting the felt.
  • Robin's modern logo is a stylized "R" on a slanted black oval at the 2 and 8 o'clock position.
Make a Robin Costume Step 4
Make a Robin Costume Step 4

Step 4. Draw or paint yellow horizontal cords in the middle of the shirt

Add stripes to look like laces starting from the top.

The classic Robin has laces to the height of the belt, while the modern version has laces up to the area above the abdomen

Make a Robin Costume Step 5
Make a Robin Costume Step 5

Step 5. Buy green leggings, pantyhose, or pants

Get leggings, pantyhose, pants the same color as your green shirt. Pants must be tight-fitting and without many pockets.

The classic Robin wears flesh-colored leggings, leggings or pants

Make a Robin Costume Step 6
Make a Robin Costume Step 6

Step 6. Put on some red briefs

You should wear red underpants over green pants. Ideally, the briefs should be the exact same color as the red shirt.

  • If you can't find red underpants, you can wear red shorts.
  • The classic Robin wears underpants the same color as the green T-shirt.

Part 2 of 2: Making the accessories

Make a Robin Costume Step 7
Make a Robin Costume Step 7

Step 1. Make a mask

Use stretchy black felt to make the mask. Robin's mask is uniquely shaped, so you need to print a template or draw it yourself on paper.

  • Use the template to trace the shape of the mask onto the felt, then cut it out.
  • Sew or use fabric glue to attach one end of the elastic to one side of the mask.
  • Put the mask over your eyes and wrap the elastic around your head to measure the length to cut.
  • Cut the elastic and then connect the other end to the mask by sewing or gluing it.
  • The classic Robin wears something akin to a sleeping mask or cloth sash.
Make a Robin Costume Step 8
Make a Robin Costume Step 8

Step 2. Buy or make a black belt

Robin wears a black belt with a gold buckle. If you decide to buy the belt, it will be better to choose a military-style one. To make a belt, you can use a 2-inch (5.1 cm) wide strip of fabric or black felt and attach a yellow felt or fabric buckle to it.

The modern Robin wears a yellow belt. Glue a yellow circle made of foam onto the buckle

Make a Robin Costume Step 9
Make a Robin Costume Step 9

Step 3. Make a cape

Robin wears a long cape in addition to his suit. The cape color you use will depend on the type of Robin you are going to represent. To be the classic Robin, you must wear a totally yellow short cape. The modern wears an all-black or black long cape with a yellow reverse.

  • Make a rectangle of fabric that is about 1 foot (30.5 cm) wider than your body and long enough to extend from your shoulders to your calves.
  • If you want a black cape with a yellow back, you will need to sew two rectangles of fabric on all four sides.
  • Cut the fabric to form a layer. You can use a template or cut it freehand. Fold the fabric rectangle in half. Cut off the end so that the folded side ends with a semicircle with a radius of about 1 ½ inches (3.8 cm) measured from the top, and the unfolded side has rounded corners. The semicircle should be wide enough for your neck. Cut the folded side above the semicircle to make the neck hole.
  • Sew a ribbon or glue it to each side of the neck hole to tie the cape.
  • The classic Robin cape has an Oxford collar while the modern version has a kung-fu collar.
  • You can also make a neck separately.
Make a Robin Costume Step 10
Make a Robin Costume Step 10

Step 4. Add the gloves

Robin wears green gloves to the elbow. If you get them, you will add a nice detail to the costume.

If you can't get green gloves, you can also wear elbow-length black gloves

Make a Robin Costume Step 11
Make a Robin Costume Step 11

Step 5. Wear black boots

Wear tall black boots to complete the costume. Rain boots work best. If you don't have black boots, you can wear any type of black shoes.

The classic Robin wears green kung fu slippers

Make a Robin Costume Step 12
Make a Robin Costume Step 12

Step 6. Bring a bo stick to complete the look

Robin uses a foldable bo stick in some of his appearances. It is a straight stick that is used for fighting.

  • You can buy it at a costume store.
  • You can also make one out of a broomstick. Wrap a thin strip of fabric or string around the center of the stick to create an area where you can grab it.
  • If you are going to dress up as the classic Robin, you should skip this step, as he does not use this weapon.


  • Use the same shades of green and red to make your costume look uniform.
  • Use templates to cut out all the parts of the costume. You can get them online and print them in the comfort of your home.
  • You can also use velcro to secure the cape. You should only place square pieces of velcro on each side of the cape and on the shoulders of the shirt.
  • If you want to be considered a true fan, wear old-school outfits like Dick Grayson's or Tim Drake in the 90's. Dressing up as other versions of Robin will do the trick, but you won't get much credit for it.

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