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Coolest William Wallace and Princess Isabelle Couple Costume 5

by Garrett
(Wichita, KS, USA)

Homemade William Wallace and Princess Isabelle Couple Costume

Homemade William Wallace and Princess Isabelle Couple Costume

Homemade William Wallace and Princess Isabelle Couple Costume
Homemade William Wallace and Princess Isabelle Couple Costume
Homemade William Wallace and Princess Isabelle Couple Costume
Homemade William Wallace and Princess Isabelle Couple Costume

My wife and I have a friend who had this old sword hanging on the wall in their garage. I noticed it was a replica of the claymore used in the movie Braveheart. We decided it would make a great couples Halloween costume if I dressed up as William Wallace, and she dressed up as Princess Isabelle.

We asked to borrow the sword and were surprised when we were told we could keep it! So began our quest for tartan cloth and a princess pattern from the fabric stores. The tartan kilt is cloth used for window curtains. It requires no cutting. All that needs to be done is to have enough material to wrap it properly and put a belt on (YouTube for instructions). The leather armored vest is an old leather jacket from Goodwill and re-shaped into one sleeve-less piece. I purchased aluminum rivets from an aircraft supply store and made my own special tool to hold them as I drove them into the leather. The pattern matches the rectangular plates on the real armored vest. To finalize my Homemade William Wallace and Princess Isabelle Couple Costume we bought a wig and braided/teased the hair. The day of Halloween I put on the blue and white face paint.

My wife's costume is a princess costume pattern available from any fabric store. We tried to find as close a match to the dresses in the movie as we could. We found the headband jewelry at the Renaissance Festival.

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Coolest Homemade William Wallace Costume

by Mike G.
(PHX, AZ )

Homemade William Wallace Costume

Homemade William Wallace Costume

I am roughly 25% Scottish, and have decided to channel my inner Scotsman this year! What better way to display this than a Homemade William Wallace Costume!

After searching local costume stores and coming up short, I decided to get crafty! Off to the Fabric Depot first to dig for the perfect plaid (approx. 2 yards). It had to be relatively earthy in tones in order to pull of an authentic look, and there were TONS to choose from! Right next door to the FD was a Big Lots, perfect for el-cheap-o garb to complete items to be purchased for my costume. There I found a great wig, a furry mop head to use as a crotch patch, and 50¢ worth of rope.

After that it was back to the house where I found a great shirt that looked hand made. I cut all the buttons, sleeves, and collar off, and then bound the shirt in the front with the rope from BL. Last piece I found was in my garage, a very nice brand new utility belt of mine. After removing all the accessories all that was left was a very thick leather belt to tie it all together.

Shirt on… Kilt wrapped and belted… Furry patch fastened… Wig… War Cry!!!

“Freedom”

That is how my William Wallace costume came to be!

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Coolest Homemade Braveheart Costume Idea 2

by Jessica Ch
(Pigeon Forge, TN)

Homemade Braveheart Costume Idea

Homemade Braveheart Costume Idea

This Braveheart Costume Idea is fairly simple...more about the artistic eye than technical skill, really. I took a simple tan undershirt, soaked it in tea to make it dirty, then cut out all buttons and seams and replaced them with leather laces.

His boots, leather wrist-cuffs, and sword were made out of fabric scraps, a broken venetian blind, and cardboard. I also soaked the plaid fabric in tea for several days to dull it out. I studied the movie and several other examples of traditional kilts to make sure it was draped right. Then I rubbed dirt in his hair and on his face and arms to make him authentically filthy before I painted the blue warpaint on his face.

This was cheap Walmart face paint in white and blue that I mixed to get the correct hue. We then splattered him with fake blood. He won first place in two contests!

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Coolest Homemade Braveheart Costume 1

by Sheri
(Whitby, ON, Canada)

Braveheart and secret Bride with slit throat costume

Braveheart and secret Bride with slit throat costume

For my homemade Braveheart costume, I took a full length leather coat I bought from Value Village for $12. I cut little leather leaflets to look like armour pleats. I also made a leather case for the sword from the same jacket material, as well as straps.

I purchased the wig Wal-Mart for $6 and also blue face paint for $1.99.

The skirt is made from tartin pattern blanket(found at Value Village). I cut and then safety-pinned with kilt pin and dyed to match. Arm bands are made from the same leather coat.

I bought a cheap belt with studs at VV and removed studs and fixed them on arm bands to look like armour.

Whole Braveheart costume cost $25.00 Canadian

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Skirt
by: Anonymous

Erm I think the Scots call the skirt a Kilt my friend. I lived in Scotland for 35 years until 2008 and I've never heard it called a skirt before! LOL

great idea
by: Anonymous

Hey very nice and creative, call it want you want! I especially like the SKIRT!

OUTFIT
by: TERRY

WE LOOK ABOUT THE SAME SIZE --DO YOU WANT TO SELL IT AS IT LOOKS GREAT

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