For her son’s 4th birthday party, Holly Bartman sewed superhero capes to give to each attending kid as a party favor. The kids and their moms loved the capes so much that they encouraged Holly to start selling them. So she did! Today, 6 years later, PowerCapes has a huge manufacturing facility and 15 employees. They are a company who believes in giving back by supporting various children’s causes and all capes and superhero wear are made right here in the USA–a land where many true, real-life superheroes reside!
My son turns everything from t-shirts to blankets into capes. So he was very excited to get the chance to review PowerCapes.
After looking through the product list, we chose a Custom Heart Hero Cape. A portion of the proceeds of each Heart Hero Cape purchased goes to Childhood Heart Disease Research.
The ordering process is a very simple, straightforward, 1-2-3 process, so I was able to involve my son in every step along the way. You start by picking the size of custom cape you want. Available option are Sidekick 22” (2-7yrs), Hero 30” (6-10+yrs), and Super Hero 48” (adult). Since LBM is fairly tall we chose to go with the Hero size. There are 19 cape colors to choose from; LBM chose black “just like Batman, Mom”. Then he picked a lightning bolt in sparkle red and, out of the 34 emblem/letter colors to choose from, he selected a blue “A”. He also chose to add a blue Hero Mask.
The capes, emblem, initial, and mask are made from a premium satin material. The cape has a serged edge and the emblem and initial are embroidered onto the cape.
The mask is soft and flexible with an adjustable strap. Although the mask appears to fit LBM, it just barely set on his eye brow bone and would often slide down into his eyes.
However, the cape fit him perfectly. The serged edge of the satin does give it a bit of a wavy edge, but that just helps the cape flow as LBM zooms through the air.
As you can tell by the pictures he had a blast practicing his super hero moves in the back yard.
You can purchase capes and other superhero apparel for kids and adults online at www.PowerCapes.com. Plus, if you purchase between now and the end of September using the coupon code “5OFF4FLOWERS,” you’ll receive $5 off your order–even for sale items!