Halloween can get expensive quickly. Especially when you have to shell out $15.00 or more per child for a costume they will only wear once. Thankfully with a little imagination, some creativity, and a plan it doesn’t have too. My easy DIY Knight In Shining Armor Halloween costume costs pennies compared to the mass-produced costumes found at our local store.
How To Make A DIY Knight In Shining Armor Halloween Costume
- Gray long sleeve shirt
- Gray sweatpants
- Knight’s helmet
- Knight’s breastplate
- Knight’s shield
- Knight’s sword
- Can of silver glitter hairspray
- Old newspapers
I was able to purchase the helmet, breastplate, shield, sword and silver glitter hairspray at the Dollar Tree. I already had the long sleeve shirt, and purchased the sweatpants on sale for $4.00 at my local Wal-Mart.
Total: $9.00 for the DIY Knight In Shinning Armor Halloween costume! The best part is that KC was able to wear the shirt and paints over the winter and a year later they are still playing with the knight components!
- Lay out the old newspapers to protect your table or working surface from being covered in silver glitter hairspray.
- Place each piece of the costume individually on the news paper and coat them evenly with the silver glitter hairspray. Wait until they are thoroughly dry to spray the next piece or the other side of the clothing.
- Once all pieces are dry, your knight in shining armor is ready for his Halloween fun!
*Note: Some of the glitter will rub off of the costume. I strongly suggest putting a sheet down under your child in the car to catch the glitter. That’s what we did, and you will be glad you did too!
Do you make your own DIY Halloween costumes? What will your little one be this year? Please share in the comments below!
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