A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,634
Currently Running With Scissors:
246 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Roman Soldier  (Read 3013 times)
Tags for this thread: craft_challenge_68_entries  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: November 01, 2011 09:08:02 AM »

My son wanted to be gladiator/roman soldier this year.

We purchased the helmet...I had no patience this year to make one of those.

I used a faux suede material for the tunic and the cape.  Found gold eagle buttons on clearance as well as the curtain pull back we used for the belt.  The chain is actually a purse handle.  I made some "leather thongs" but he hated the way they felt so we just covered his slippers with the same material as his tunic Smiley

My son picks his costume based on what type of weapon he will get to carry.  He had the perfect sword but needed a shield too.
Shopped around for a shield but I wasn't about to pay $20 for a flimsy piece of plastic!   Bought a pizza pan for $4 and some rubber snakes.  Spray painted the snakes gold and then my husband riveted them to the pan.  I found a belt at the thrift store for the handles so husband used the rivet gun to attach them to the shield as well.  The rivets stuck through the back of the shield (possible scratching hazard) so I added some foam padding and red felt to cover the back of the shield.

Nice easy costume to make.  He loved it and received lots of compliments...especially from the older kids which made his day!

"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues."
-Elizabeth Taylor
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 3966
Joined: 23-Aug-2007

Oh, not you. We named the monkey Jack.

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011 09:16:13 AM »

I thought I recognised that face!
He looks fantastic NH822  Grin

I've started a wist!
working on the Teesha Moore craftalong
Destashing the craft room
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: No Fail Fudge
Feed Your Pie Hole
Ah, fall!

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.