Homemade king costume

Written by kristle jones | 13/05/2017
Homemade king costume
The dress can take many different forms, but you shouldn't forget the crown! (Getty Thinkstock)

Your royal majesty will need an equally royal costume. Create a homemade king costume with simple supplies paired with a few clothing items from home. You can make this king costume as simple or as ornate as you wish by adding additional embellishments. This costume is simple to make and can be made for a child or adult. This is an inexpensive idea for Halloween or for kid to wear while they play dress up.

Measure the king's head with a measuring tape. Write down this measurement plus 2.5 cm (1 inch) for overlapping.

Cut the piece of cardstock to the length of your measurement. Next, cut large v-shaped notches out of the top of the cardstock.

Cover the entire cardstock crown in aluminium foil and decorate it with stickers or other embellishments. Try using glitter pens and pretend jewels as well.

Staple the two ends together, overlapping about 1 cm (1/2 inch).

Cut your felt into a cape shape. The shape will be somewhat of a rectangle, with the top of the cape a bit narrower than the bottom.

Cut a semicircular shape out of the top of the material for the cape to sit on the king's shoulders.

Add gold trim along the edge of the cape with fabric glue. You can use a thick gold ribbon or actual trim for this step, depending on how ornate you want the cape to look.

Sew or glue a ribbon to each side of the top end of the cape so that it can be tied on. A gold coloured rope or thick ribbon is ideal for this step.

Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Aluminium foil
  • Stickers
  • Stapler
  • 2 metres red or purple felt fabric
  • Gold trim
  • Fabric glue
  • Gold roping

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