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1  I'm a Knight in Shiny Pants! in Halloween Costumes by saucychicken on: November 02, 2008 07:01:34 AM
I decided to be a knight somewhat randomly this year.  I believe I was inspired by some knit chain mail I'd seen here and there on the internet.  I wanted it to be girly, but not like a "sexy knight" costume you'd find on a costume web site.  It turned out just like I envisioned.



I bought the shiny material at Joann's for half off ($12) and the spray paint for my boots at a hardware store ($8).  The chain mail cowl is knit with grey acrylic I had lying around held together with shiny silver embroidery thread ($6).  It looked great in the sunlight, but I don't think the shiny really came through indoors.  Almost everything else was stuff I had lying around.  The blue tunic is made from material from last year's Alice in Wonderland costume.  The zipper I had wasn't really long enough so it's challenging to take on and off.  My boyfriend got really excited to make my sword.  It's made of a dowel (less than a dollar), cardboard and duct tape with bicycle grip tape for the handle.  It's incredibly sturdy and good for hitting things.



The shiny pant were made from a tutorial I found here (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=251506.0) on Craftster.  They're pretty comfy and I may just start wearing them around.  I don't have a great photo of them, but they're leggings made of the shiny material.



Last but not least, the boots.  I had planned to make boot covers, but I couldn't get them to look right, so I decided to spray paint my old Docs.  They look great, but the paint is still a little tacky and I'm not sure it will every really dry correctly.  I suspect that won't stop me though.  I love them silver!



I loved being so shiny all day.  Most people got it right away, but I did get a couple people guessing spacegirl.  A couple mods and next year I could be Major Tom.  We'll see!


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