Coolest Medieval Knight, Prince And Servant Costume 3
by Amy U.
(Banks, Oregon, )
Medieval Family Costume
I love family Halloween themes – so this particular year I decided that we were just a servants to our little prince! I did a lot of research on the internet to make sure they were as accurate as possible, like the tunic pattern for example. I modified some patterns from the fabric store (McCall's I think) to make the Medieval Knight, Prince and servant costumes, and made some up from scratch.
The knight has a “chainmail” shirt and hooded cowl made of a sparkly sequined fabric. It has a large cape and tunic tied with a black rope. He is wearing my old dance tights and faux leather boot covers. I used wonder-under to attach a silvery fabric as the crosses, on front and back of the cape. He has a plastic toy sword which I painted silver.
The prince has a velvet purple cape with a gold fabric liner and gold ribbon trim. (Easily the most expensive of these costumes.) He has a matching purple tunic with puffy sleeves and matching pants. I made the fabric crown with batting and gold fabric, then hot glued on the fake jewels. I even made a expander piece so an adult could wear it later. I ordered the scepter online (which my son promptly broke).
My medieval servant costume has a peasant blouse, half cape with hood, matching skirt and lace up vest. I wore my old cowboy boots with it. I also made a cape out of the blouse fabric and stiff interfacing.
I spent over a month sewing them and $180 on fabric & notions. I’d do it all over again – so much fun!
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Coolest Homemade Knight In Shining Cardboard Costume 9
by Patrick C.
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
Homemade Knight In Shining Cardboard Costume
My armor is constructed entirely of cardboard. This is not corrugated cardboard but more like the kind you would find on the bottom of a yellow legal notepad. I downloaded an image of an actual Knights armor and used that as a starting point. All of the cardboard to cardboard connections are made with two different size brads which make it look like rivets.
To prevent absorption of sweat and paint, I sealed the entire costume with an Elmers glue and water mixture. The paint is Rustoleum Hammered Silver which gives it a great metal appearance. The costume consists of seven individual pieces and has to be put on in much the same manner I would assume real armor would have to be dawned. Legs/foot coverings, arms, body/skirt, helmet and then the collar are put on in that order.
Velcro is used to attach sides of body/skirt, backs of the legs and the neck part of the helmet. The fleur-de-lis is pasted onto the breast plate and then drops of glue added around the edges for the rivet appearance.
I began this Homemade Knight In Shining Cardboard Costume at the beginning of October and worked on it an hour or two almost every night until Halloween.
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My son's Homemade Boy's Knight Costume is made with cardboard. The only things we purchased were the yellow ostrich feather and the silver mesh cloth for the chain mail underlayer. The rivets of the armor are just dots of hot glue painted with silver spray paint and then a light patina was washed on with thinned black acrylic paint that is then rubbed off the high points. It was so windy the plume of his helmet was difficult to photograph.
While this knight costume stands alone, his sister was a Medieval Lady.
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