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Coolest Medieval Knight, Prince And Servant Costume 3

by Amy U.
(Banks, Oregon, )

Medieval Family Costume

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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by: Anonymous

Awesome costumes guys!Me too love halloween.


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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

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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by: Nancy

How did you get such big pieces of cardboard for yur costume? Very realistic looking.

Paper Supply Store
by: Patrick Chesney

Nancy-I called paper supply stores around town looking for cardboard "like the kind you would find on the back of a legal pad". What I ended up buying was what they call Chipboard. It came in 26inX38in sheets. A batch of 40 pieces cost me a little over $30.00.

by: Glen COnnor

Your costume looks incredible!!!

by: Sue

I love it! My son has been a Knight for our local Renfaire and been crowned King both times.. I made homemade costumes each time. But this is the best I have ever seen! Its amazing. I love to try it!

by: mike

I think this is what I'm looking for. I have a character on a game I play and I wanted to mimic his suit of armor for my costume. Thank you very much for the idea.

Questions about how you made this?
by: pbrown

I have the chipboard and I am wondering how you got the rounded look on the knees and helmet? Also, exactly how many separate pieces there are on your costume? I want to make a modified version for my 10 year old. Thanks! I think this is just awesome.

by: Patrick

e-mail me and I can send you some close up pictures.

7 pieces?
by: Anonymous

Looks like about 8-10 overlapped pieces just for the arms and collar, to me. The cuts in the back make a nice shape for the middle piece. It would be nice to see a pattern for how to cut each piece.

so proud!!
by: evan

it's amazing!!! also, that's my dad! and, it is so cool up close. its a really good costume

knight 09
by: Anonymous

this one is definitely what I want to make

Perfect for my 9 yr old
by: Laura

My 9 yr old son, after years of wanting store-bought costumes, wants a homemade one this year. Yea - we're so excited to get this project started together. And THIS is the suit he wants to make. Yikes! I will need a pattern. Any chance a pattern exists?

by: Bianca

How did you get the pattern for your costume? Did you make it up from scratch? Can you send it to me?

by: Anonymous

e-mail me at and I can send you some close ups. I do not have a pattern. I made it from scatch by trial and error.

by: dancemomb

Is there a way I can get a pattern for this costume? If not any ideas on making this costume? Thanks

by: Anonymous

that is so cool

by: Steve

Thanks for sharing this. Your construction methods were of great help to me in the creation of my own costume for the Dallas ComicCon Fan Days this weekend!

Knight In Shining Armor Costumer
by: Anonymous

Great job! Can I get some instructions for this! It is awesome and my daughters boyfriend wants to surprise her with this costume for Halloween! We will begin making it this week. Can you send the instructions to!? Thanks!

Knight in Shining Armor Costume
by: Roland


I was looking for a knight in shining armor costume online and came across your costume. It is phenomenal! What great artistry! I noticed that you offered to send another fan some close-up photos of your knight costume that might facilitate the construction of a similar costume. If so, would you also be willing to send me the same so I could attempt my own? My email is
Whatever info and advice you might provide me would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks and again, my congratulations on a magnificent costume!!!!!!!

by: Judd

We have 2 horses and next year for Halloween my kids want to be a knight and queen riding on their horses. I would love to make this knight costume for my 13 year old son. You should be so proud of yourself for coming up with this costume. Please email me the instructions at

by: Sara

Can you please send me the template and instructions for making this costume?!

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Coolest Homemade Boy's Knight Costume 10

by Sarah T

Coolest Homemade Boy's Knight Costume

Coolest Homemade Boy's Knight Costume

Coolest Homemade Boy's Knight Costume
Coolest Homemade Boy's Knight Costume
Coolest Homemade Boy's Knight Costume

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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by: Anonymous

this is so darling! How did you hold the cardboard together? Elastic?

by: Laura

Looks amazing!!

Boy's Knight directions
by: Anonymous

That is a great costume! How did you hold it together? Did you use patterns for the helmet?

by: Nicole

My 7 yr old really wants to be a night for halloween this year. You did a fantastic job on this. Do you by any chance have any sort of pattern or instructions? I would love any help you could give me. Thanks!

by: Nicole

Do you have a pattern or any other helpful information for this costume? My son really would like to be a knight for halloween this year, and you did a wonderful job on this. You can email me at with any info. Thank you!

Helmet help
by: Anonymous

Hi, I'm looking for some help on the helmet,hope you're willing to pass some specific details on. :)

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