I love this Knight Halloween Costume! This post is sponsored by Amazon Prime, post but all opinions are my own and we love Amazon Prime.
Here are some images so you can save this idea for later. You can use these techniques to make whatever version of knight that works best for you!
It’s easy to repurpose old Amazon Prime boxes into fun costume or ‘boxtume’ ! (Remember the Dice Costume from a few years back?!) Boxtumes help save money AND upcycle all those boxes, it’s a win win!
Knight Halloween Costume Supplies
To make a costume from cardboard, you’ll need:
–sturdy scissors or a box knife (adult superision)
–velcro (optional) or packing tape
Make a Cardboard Knight Helmet
Cut out 2 “grill” pieces and a strap piece that will fit around the head:
Bend cardboard along the corrugation, that will make it curve correctly. Use hot glue to attach them all together. Be generous on the hot glue!
Cut to shape and tweak:
Add strips that cross to the top to create a base structure for the dome.
Cut triangle pieces to fill the gaps – again, generous with the hot glue!
Optional: add a feather to the top by cutting out the feather shaper and, surprise, attaching with hot glue 😉
For the finishing touch, spray paint the helmet. We used craft paint on the feather. It’s hard to believe that this started as a cardboard box!
Make Cardboard Armor
Let’s move on to the armor! Cut 2 pieces for the breastplate and the backplate. Again, bend then with the corrugated cardboard to create a curve. Attach on one side with cardboard side straps.
Cut strap shapes for over the shoulder and attached on one side with hot glue.. Leave one side open to be able to put on the costume.
When wearing the costume you can attach the open pieces with packing tape or hot glue on velcro pieces.
Went with layered armor, so you’ll need the waist belt as well – cut a piece of cardboard big enough to go all the way around.
Add detail to the front if desired:
Now it’s time to spraypaint! We thought that our knight in shinning armor is the Amazon Delivery Carrier, so this is our Amazon Knight and we taped off the logo.
Then after it was painted and dried, we removed the tape for a cool “burst-through” look:
Optional: you can also create arm and leg armor pieces by curving up cardboard and hot gluing the seam.
You can see how smaller cardboard pieces are used inside to reinforce that seam:
Make a Card Cardboard Sword
Every knight needs a sword – again, created out of a cardboard box. Just cut the desired shape and glue on hilt details with hot glue.
We added a little extra fun wrap to the handle:
And the back has a fun smile surprise too 😉
Make a Costume from Cardboard
Make your own Boxtume at home and share it on social, tagging @amazon, #boxtumes and #morethanabox – can’t wait to see what you come up with!! And remember, Prime members can also extend their experience with Halloween-themed content on Prime Video, Prime Reading, Prime Gaming and Amazon Music.