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:
- 4mm Artminds EVA foam
- 2mm Artminds EVA foam
- Loctite® Super Glue Professional
- Pearl Borders by Recollections
- PlaidFX paints:
- COLOR: Chainmail
- COLOR: Samurai Sword
- COLOR: Carbon
Tunic emblem and chainmail
- White Heavy Poster Board
- Liquitex BASICS® Acrylic Paint 4oz.
- COLOR: Primary Red
- COLOR: Titanium White
- COLOR: Silver Item # 10249320
- Tulip® ColorShot Instant Fabric Color™ Black
- Aleene's® Repositionable Tacky Spray™
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.