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Da Na Na Na Na Na Na Na BATMAN!

outfit details – dress: Material Girl // cardigan & belt: Merona // earrings: H&M // watch: Disney x Timex // hair bow: upcycled from a broken headband // shoes: Target ballet flats I DIY’d with Batman fabric // glasses: Derek Cardigan (buy here)

Batman’s been my favorite superhero ever since I was an itty bitty thing. I didn’t necessarily read the comics, but I watched the old campy version with Adam West all the time with my grandpa, and of course I loved the Tim Burton movies that came out when I was around 5, and Batman: The Animated Series was an after-school staple! My sister and I even had hair ribbons and shoe laces adorned with Batman’s emblem — I guess I’ve been doing the geeky-girly thing since I was a little lady. Ha! Anywho, I attempted to do some color blocking and pattern mixing with this outfit by mixing my kelly green lace dress with royal blue and hints of yellow to compliment Batman’s logo on my shoes that I DIY’d myself! I made them in August by using acrylic paint, Mod Podge, and Batman fabric on an old pair of ballet flats that I  found a bit boring. They looked really awesome after they were done and I was extremely happy with the way they turned out, but after wearing them twice the paint and bits of fabric started falling off. NOOO! I still need to figure out how to salvage them. Are there any crafty folks that might be able to give me some sage advice? I did manage to salvage the hair bow I’m wearing though — it was originally on a headband that Jen and Shanice picked up for me in Japan Town, but when I found it behind my vanity it was broken! I ripped the bow off and attached it to a clip and voila — insta-accessory! And the polkadots are kind of comic bookish since the illustrations on some of them, particularly the really old ones, were pretty dotty. 🙂



11 thoughts on “Da Na Na Na Na Na Na Na BATMAN!

  1. Super cute outfit, as always. And I wish I could offer some sage advice about the shoes … Did you use any sort of spray sealer in addition to the Mod Podge?


  2. I agree with Mandy, maybe a spray sealer? I shall do some research because now I want to decorate Target shoes, which by the way are my favorite. For the price, I have had some pairs last me years.

    PS. My man is straight up OBSESSED with Batman and related stuff… we actually have a small collection of Batgirl figurines that I let him keep when we merged households 😉


    1. I agree with Mandy too. 🙂 Target’s totally legit when it comes to shoes and clothes — I still have things from like 2008 that are still in good condition! I’m not sure where my Batman knickknacks have gone (I had tons of Happy Meal toys and whatnot), but I’m glad to hear that you and your man were able to combine collections 😀 My boyfriend and I started collecting some of the action figures from the Christopher Nolan trilogy!


    1. Thank you, Katherine! I thought Christian Bale made an excellent Bruce Wayne, but his Batman voice kinda threw me off. But he’s so dreamy — I mean talented — so I forgive him. And yeah, Batman can be a brat but I still love him! His parents were killed in front of him when he was a kid, so I cut him some slack for his broody bratty moments.


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