On this day in 1936, the world was introduced to its first tights-wearing, skin-tight costume-clad superhero. No, not Superman. Not Batman. Or Spiderman.
The purple-clothed Phantom was from the imagination of comic strip creator Lee Falk and the first character of this kind to wear a costume to mask his true identity. Falk’s pioneering character set the dress code for the leagues of lycra-loving heroes and masked mystery men that have followed and entertained us ever since.
My husband is a massive superhero fan, and as I’m sure you know by now, I’m a tad partial to creating peg dolls. So I LOVE it when our two interests collide and we get to create superhero peg dolls!
As you can imagine, I was thrilled to be asked to make a couple of peg dolls that revealed the recipients’ inner superheroes as a special birthday gift! What an amazing project to be able to undertake!
Superman and Wonder Woman costumes were the order of the day, hidden under their suits.
“Superman” as his sister lovingly referred to him, had to of course be wearing a sharp navy suit.
Meanwhile, the other peg doll was wearing a stylish grey herringbone suit.
Needless to say, I really enjoyed creating the texture on the jacket and trousers.
Of course, no superhero is complete without a trusty sidekick. So to complete the set I created Dexter, their adorable little dog.
These would also make the perfect Father’s Day present for your Super Dad! Father’s day this year in the UK is on June 18th. Plenty of time to place an order!
Incidentally, these are not the first superhero peg dolls portraits that I’ve been asked to make. Have a look through my gallery for more!
There is certainly a bit of superhero in us all! Contact me if you want to immortalise your inner hero or alter ego as a superhero peg doll!
Cwtch ♥ Mawr