Remember, just about all Super Heroes point to Jesus, the ultimate Super Hero.If your kids are dressing up as their favorite superhero, remind them that Super Heroes pint to Jesus because they show us Philippines 2.
Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well.
In addition to showing us what Philippians 2 looks like, Captain America is also all about the sacrifice. He show’s over and over again what it means to be willing to sacrifice ourselves for a greater good, or even for our friends.
No one has greater love than this—that one lays down his life for his friends.
I am, and will always be, Team Cap!
I loved his, “There’s only one God, ma’am, and I’m pretty sure He doesn’t dress like that” quip.
I appreciate how he tries to limit the bad language used in the team.
And I dig the uniform!
Captain America’s uniform is not an easy costume to make. But with a little effort and time, it *is* doable.
The good folks over at Instructables provide instructions for a very good looking Captain America costume. Yes, it will take a bit of work, but man, look how great that looks! (Click image above to view instructions.)
WikiHow also has instructions for a pretty cool looking Captain America costume. Take a look!
If your Captain America is a bit younger then you should take a look at The Things We’ll Make. Seriously, how awesome does that kid look?
And here’s a no-sew USO Girl for the ladies!
For an added bonus of coolness, Raman Noodle Budget will show us how to make a VERY impressive Captain America shield!
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While not as obvious as Cap, the Hulk is a great example of the importance of – and the difficulty with – self-control. We often see Banner remove himself from situations that will cause him to lose control (literally!) and even gives up what he wants – and who he loves? – in order to control “it.”
I’m Feeling Crafty has a SMASHING idea for a little Hulk! How adorable is this?!?!?!?
And here’s one for your little Hulk baby! Adorable!
The easiest option is to combine a black sleeveless t-shirt with black pants and black boots (or even shoes). Add one wrist guard and a bow and arrow (often found at a thrift store) and you have an easily identifiable Hawkeye costume!
Here’s a little more detailed costume, but still pretty easy.
Finally, here is a great kid Hawkeye costume, complete with a (safe) PVC bow!
The good people over at WikiHow has very easy instructions on how to make this affordable Thor costume. Click the image below to see the full instructions.
Not to be outdone, Instructables has an amazing looking craft foam costume that is both easy and affordable!
Head on over to The Things We’ll Make if your Thor is more of a pint-sized Thor! Her Cap was awesome (see above), but she really raised the bar with this Thor costume!
The momma over at I am Momma Hear me Roar has this fantastic Thor costume. Pretty easy and very affordable. Take a look!
We even got your tiny baby covered! Click the image below to find out how to make an infant Thor costume!
For bonus points, here is a pretty easy how-to video for making Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer!
While the others deal with sacrifice and self-control, Black Widow is a great example of redemption and forgiveness. There is no doubt that she’s done some very bad things. But she – just like all of us – is redeemable.
God loves us before we ever did something wrong.
But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
And He loves us even when we do wrong.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The key to Black Widow’s costume is her accessories. The rest is basically a black long sleeve shirt or jacket, black pants, and black boots. Beyond those, it’s a matter of accessories.
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