Sunday, 4 October 2015

The best way to make toy shields

The kids are dressing up with a Zelda theme for halloween this year, but the costumes need to be ready for Octocon next weekend. After searching high and low for toy shields that I could modify for their costumes I came up with one of my best ideas ever: cushion shields.

I bought flat kitchen-chair cushions, moved the ties onto the back

and painted the front

They're soft, light, and hold their shape. Perfect!

I'm really proud of the painting, so I'm very reluctant to actually hand them over to the kids, but they'll get them soon :)


  1. I think that I have a zelda hat somewhere.

  2. Thank you! I'll be posting photos of the rest of the costumes soon :)