This Medieval Armor Halloween costume worked out great for my son! I was trying to think of what flexible material there is that is metallic looking, and thought of those sunshades that go in your car window. I picked one up at the end of the season for 75% off, so I only spent $2.50 for the entire costume!
First, I used a seam ripper to remove the edging that went all the way around the shade. Then, I cut it to the width of my son’s shoulders, leaving a little overhang. I cut the length to just below his waist, so he could move around easily. I cut a neck hole with a slit down the back so he could get his head in without tearing it. I did some stylized design around the sleeve area. I re-attached the same edging that I had ripped off before using my sewing machine, which was a little tricky around the neck, but I was successful. It came out looking like a manufactured costume!
I used three straps up wide elastic on each side to attach the front to the back, but yet make sure it had some give to get it on and off easily. It worked like a charm! He just wore a black shirt underneath.
4 thoughts on “Coolest Medieval Armor Hallowen Costume”
I love the idea that you used the sunshade looks flexible I’m going to try to make this for a few of the boys that attend a princess tea party thanks for the idea…
I just made this costume for my 5 year old son and it was easy and turned out awesome!! Thank you so much for the idea. My husband just happened to have an old sun shade in the basement that he bought but never used and the kids (I have 3 boys) always played with it, and when I saw the picture, I knew I had my costume figured out! Thanks again!!
We have been invited to the Night of the Notables where my son will have the role of a Sir Walter Raleigh. (It’s a school activity,lol). He’s getting upset with me bec i don’t have any idea on how to make a costume for him, buying is definitely not an option. I’ll make this accdg to your specs. Thanks so much.
This is such a great idea! I am a music teacher and my 5th graders put on a musical every year…this year I need 25+ knight costumes. I was trying to figure out how to make them easily and cost-effectively when I found your post. I had just seen sunshades at Dollar Tree today, so it looks like I’ll be doing most of my boys’ costumes for cheap! Thank you so much for sharing your idea :-)
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