Kid's Halloween Costume: Brave Knight

Turn your little hero into a brave knight for Halloween. Our free printable template and step-by-step instructions make it easy to craft even a last-minute costume.
Knight Costume: Beauty

Knight Costume: Beauty

Knight Costume: Beauty

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Materials Needed:

  • iron-on transfer paper
  • adult size gray T-shirt
  • 1/4 yard of faux leather
  • 1 yard of leather cording
  • hole punch
  • 1 yard of red polyester-blend fabric

Create Embellished Shirt

Print our free template onto iron-on transfer paper. Cut out the image and iron the shield design onto the front center of an adult-size grey T-shirt (Image 1).

Using the image provided, print onto iron-on transfer paper. Cut out image and iron onto the front center of the grey shirt. Secure shirt with black belt.
Secure one side of velcro to the shoulders of grey shirt.

Knight Costume: Shirt

Using the image provided, print onto iron-on transfer paper. Cut out image and iron onto the front center of the grey shirt. Secure shirt with black belt. Secure one side of velcro to the shoulders of grey shirt.

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Create Cape

Cut the cape out of red fabric to be about 12" wide at the top then gradually flaring out so the cape's bottom is the same width as your fabric. Attach one side of Velcro to the gray T-shirt's shoulders and the opposite Velcro side to the top of the cape.

Cut the cape out of red fabric to be about 12 inches wide at the top of the cape, and gradually taper out as you cut down the length of the cape. The bottom of the cape will be the width of the fabric. Secure the other side of the Velcro to the top of the cape. Once shirt is on, secure cape to the shoulders of child wearing the grey shirt.

Knight Costume: Cape

Cut the cape out of red fabric to be about 12 inches wide at the top of the cape, and gradually taper out as you cut down the length of the cape. The bottom of the cape will be the width of the fabric. Secure the other side of the Velcro to the top of the cape. Once shirt is on, secure cape to the shoulders of child wearing the grey shirt.

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Create Bracers

Cut two 5" by 6" pieces of faux leather. Punch several holes, spaced about 1" apart, on both sides of the faux leather. Criss-cross the leather cord through the punched holes (Image 1).

Cut two pieces of faux leather to be about 5 inches by 6 inches. Punch holes about 1 inch apart down the two edges that would meet up when wrapped around a wrist. Using the leather cord, criss-cross between to the two edges with the cord to be able to tie the cuff onto the wrist.

Knight Costume: Wrist Cuffs

Cut two pieces of faux leather to be about 5 inches by 6 inches. Punch holes about 1 inch apart down the two edges that would meet up when wrapped around a wrist. Using the leather cord, criss-cross between to the two edges with the cord to be able to tie the cuff onto the wrist.

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Finishing Touches

Coat foam sword with silver spray paint and allow to dry (Image 1). Have child dress in gray or black pants and embellished T-shirt. Add a wide leather belt and lace up their bracers. Finally, attach the cape to their shoulders (Image 2) and your hero is ready for a Halloween night filled with adventure (Image 3).

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