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Crafting The Black Knight’s Helmet from Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Odin Makes builds the Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Odin Makes for Cosplay Central

This week we are celebrating Armor Week in partnership with Michaels Crafts, which includes tutorials on upgrading your armor building. In this video, master prop builder Odin Makes, with the help of his friend and seamstress Felicia, craft the iconic Black Knight helmet and tunic from the 1970s classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Odin uses crafts from Michaels to create the helmet with materials such as foam, PlaidFx paint, and press-on pearls usually used for scrapbooking. The tunic was made using Michaels paints, a used knitted sweater, and some duvetyne fabric. To see all the materials that were used in the video and where to find them, be sure to check out the links below:


Tunic emblem and chainmail


We certainly love seeing Odin in the full cosplay and would love to see him wear it around at a con! If you like this video of Odin's build, be sure to also check out his other video which includes modifying a pre-existing suit and props to create a full Fallout Vault Dweller armor.

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Kelsey Endter


Kelsey started her cosplay adventure at a small convention outside Sacramento in 2011. Since then, she has been featured on major websites such as IMDb and Variety Magazine, and worked with companies like Besame Cosmetics featuring Disney & Marvel makeup products. Her passion for cosplay and love of the community brought her to join Cosplay Central as Editor-in-Chief in 2020. In her spare time she’s usually seen playing with her dog and scouting the next best photoshoot location for her cosplays.