Diy Knight Cape For Halloween - To Make In 10 Minutes!

Diy Knight Cape - Let me show you a quick and easy way to make a simple Diy knight cape for kids this Halloween to combine with this popular diy knight costume from awhile ago. {The easiest ever!} It's an ideal last-minute Halloween kids costume when you are running out of time!

diy knight cape
First off,  please note the post includes affiliate links. Now, let me show you how to make a cape like this on zero-cost:)


This DIY knight cape has been made to complement this Halloween costume of a certain little knight who explained to me that knights wore additional capes on tournaments. {What - you didn't know? Me neither :)} And to stay within the color range of the DIY knight tunic I had made just days before, I searched for something with a grey, metallic look. A never worn men's housecoat I dug out from the recycle pile looked like the perfect material. Ten minutes later and - done!

The cape is very simple, it's open at the front and held together by a ribbon. In addition to a knight's cape, it doubles as a king's costume or whatever needed at the moment. A perfect piece of clothing for kids' pretend play!


You'll need:

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  • an old piece of clothing with an existing hem (old dress, coat, t-shirt, etc.)
  • a ribbon 
  • a safety pin
  • scissors
  • tape measure

Now, let's break the entire ten-minute process into simple steps. It's totally easy, promise!

Kids Cape Tutorial:



1) Find a suitable piece of material. Whatever you choose, look for something that has a sewn bottom hem, so you don't even need to make the casing for the ribbon.


how to make a homemade knight cape for kids on Halloween - easy DIY knight Halloween cape for kids


2) Cut a rectangle from your fabric (the existing hem should be on the longer side of the cutout - see the above photo!):
  • width: at least 10 inch (25 cm) wider than the shoulder-to-shoulder measure of the kid who'll wear the cape
  • height: just to cover the shoulders of the cape wearer (20 inch was more than enough for us)

how to make a homemade knight cape for kids on Halloween - easy DIY knight Halloween cape for kids

3) Hem the edges if your material frays. (IF you have time.)



how to make a homemade knight cape for kids on Halloween - easy DIY knight Halloween cape for kids

4) Attach the safety pin on one side of the ribbon.



how to make a homemade knight cape for kids on Halloween - easy DIY knight Halloween cape for kids

5) ...and guide it through the casing (i.e. through the hem from your old piece of clothing).


how to make a homemade knight cape for kids on Halloween - easy DIY knight Halloween cape for kids

6) Gather the fabric by pulling the ribbon on both ends.You've just made a perfect simple cape for kids pretend play or Halloween party!

Just remember to closely supervise the little ones when playing with their cape, as the cape has a ribbon tie. Now, can you handle a last minute Halloween kid's cape like this? You know you can!

And if you need more ideas for Halloween costumes (especially last-minute DIYS), check out these two: 

DIY kids knight costume for Halloween  - with a free template for coat of arms        DIY kids pirate costume for Halloween


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Let me show you a quick and easy way to make a simple DIY knight cape for kids' pretend play. {The easiest ever!} It's an ideal last-minute Halloween kids costume when you are running out of time!



Need more fabrics? 

Now, if you really can't find any fabrics resembling a metallic look at home, you can check out peek-a-boo. (But make sure to double-check the SALE department, I always find great stuff there!)



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Or feel free to check out some of my PDF patterns on Craftsy. You can use the earflap beanie pattern as a helmet - feel free to check it out here:




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Our son's (third) DIY knight outfit. Helmet is based on this pattern.







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