School craft ideas: home made Viking costume
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- Published on Sunday, 29 November 2015 13:05
- Last Updated on 24 February 2016
- Monica Costa
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World Book Day or the School assembly is at the door and you need to make a Viking costume. Sounds familiar? Mums and dads are often called upon to prepare all sorts of historical outfits for their offspring history lessons.
You don’t need to be an expert in Viking history. Maybe you are a fan of the TV series Beowulf and you love Vikings. Just take a look at some of our ideas and you will get a home-made Viking costume in no time which will be the envy of any assembly.
Making homemade Viking costumes isn’t that hard and can be done without a sewing machine using recycled material and old clothes.
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The Viking Costume and Accessories
The best way to make a Viking vest is by using an old suede jacket, fur, or faux-fur coat you own that you no longer wear. A furred vest would be ideal because it can usually stand on its own. To make a leather or suede jacket more interesting, use hot glue or a sewing machine to attach shiny bits of metal, or additional bits of fur or leather onto it. Old jewelry, belts, scarves that also can be used as belts, and even helmets or plastic axes.
Use old trousers in beige or brown. Colours should be limited as Viking costumes were not particularly bright.
The Viking Costume Shoes
Any brown, black boots would do the trick. If you absolutely can’t find anything, try draping some leftover fabric over your shoes to disguise them.
If you are stuck and cannot be bothered to make a Viking costume, you can find excellent, inexpensive outfits at your local party shop or on eBay.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums