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Clash of Clans Family Costume

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Clash of Clans Family Costume

Clash of Clans raiding party (Barbarian King, Archer Queen, Witch (with skeletons) and P.E.K.K.A.

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Photo #1 - Clash of Clans raiding party (Barbarian King, Archer Queen, Witch (with skeletons) and P.E.K.K.A. Photo #2 - Clash of Clans Family Photo #3 - Barbarian King and Archer Queen Photo #4 - Witch and P.E.K.K.A. Photo #5 - Barbarian King Photo #6 - Barbarian King Photo #7 - Archer Queen Photo #8 - Archer Queen Photo #9 - Clash of Clans Witch Photo #10 - Clash of Clans P.E.K.K.A.
Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Video Game Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Max, the 'Clash of Clans Family' costume creator:

It all started innocently enough. My son liked playing Clash of Clans and wanted to dress up as the Barbarian King for Halloween. No problem! There must be one for sale on the internet! Right? Right?!? WRONG! I guess SuperCell has not licensed the characters for costumes, so we decided to make our own. Summer vacation had just started and it seemed like a perfect quick home craft project.
A few attempts with craft foam and leather straps and we had the spiked shoulder pad. A bit more thought and trial-and-error and the spiked glove was born. The rest was pretty easy and involved one of our first “painting parties” where the kids each got a brush with a different color and the pieces went around the table.
But of course our daughter no longer wanted to go as Cinderella! The obvious answer was to make her an Archer Queen! We made her a second crowns from the very beginning (to avoid open war for his) and she already had a green dress. One wig a cape, a sash and some bracelets later, and she was almost all set… except for the crossbow… It’s huge! And craft foam doesn’t hold its shape when it’s that big! So this became a carpentry project. We cut a thin piece of hardwood for the bow frame. Quickly realizing that she wasn’t going to carry something that big made out of solid wood, we thickened it with layers of Styrofoam, then covered that with craft foam and painted it metallic and wood.
And that would have been that, but it was only August! What were we going to do with all that time and leftover craft foam??
P.E.K.K.A. armor plates seemed straightforward enough, so the project turned into a tailoring one. We made the front and back halves of the “shirt”, then a separate piece for the shoulder pads and “armor skirts”. The problem was that the foam wouldn’t hold at soft 90 degree angles, so we had to glue in some wire from coat hangers to hold it in place. Then came the helmet. Do you have any idea how hard it is to make two-foot horns stick out of a helmet horizontally without breaking off? More coat hangers to the rescue! Then black gauze for the eye slits and some LED lights for the “eyes” behind the gauze.
Phew… Wait! What about mommy?!?
There’s not a lot of female characters in Clash Of Clans… the archers don’t look that different from the archer queen… The Valkyrie is nearly naked so that won’t work very well in near-freezing cold… That leaves the witch.
The cape and wig were easy enough, and the shoulder “epaulet” and belt skulls were pretty easy compared to the PEKKA armor, but then came the staff… For some ungodly reason, nobody sells toy goat skulls on the internet... They’ll sell you a real goat skeleton but not a light toy skull. We were close to ordering a custom 3-D print of one when we finally found a Halloween store that did sell a plastic one, so we lucked out. After some gold paint for the horns, a couple more LED eyes and trip to the nearby woods for a big branch (then sand paper and a ton of glue), the staff too was ready with only a couple of days left before Halloween.
Moral of the story: NEVER finish a project months ahead of schedule!
Materials: mostly craft foam, paint, coat hangers, leather, elastic bands, glue, a little balsa wood and a lot of sweat (plus a tree branch and a few LEDs).
Barbarian King: Store-bought sword and muscle shirt. Crown, armor, bracelet, glove and loincloth w/belt made of painted craft foam and raw leather with store-bought buckle.
Archer Queen: store-bought dress, cape and wig. Crown, quiver and bracelets made of painted craft foam. Bolts made of wood/craft foam and X-Bow is a wood core, Styrofoam filling and craft foam skin.
Witch (with skeletons): Store-bought cloak, wig, skeletons, belt and ram skull plus purple LED “candles” for eyes. Staff is a good, old-fashioned tree branch. Shoulder epaulet and belt buckle skulls, bracelets and skeletons’ swords are painted craft foam. Skeletons are puppets on fishing line.
P.E.K.K.A.: Store-bought LED “candles” for eyes (inside 2 layers of semi-transparent gauze fabric. Painted balsa wood swords. Everything else is painted craft foam with some wire hanger pieces for support (to keep the armor from collapsing or to keep pieces bent.

Rating: 4.5 of 5. Votes: 2

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#1 comment by Lei Tanaka October 23, 2016

I am interested ordering the costumes.
Pls email me the details how much.
How long to order.
My cp 8089379162

#2 comment by Max October 23, 2016

These were a one-off build.
I still have the costumes and would be happy to sell them if the sizes fit.
Which one(s) were you interested in and in what size?

#3 comment by Ksb78 June 7, 2017

The P.E.K.K.A. is female as well. The games refer to her as she.

#4 comment by Meghraj January 17, 2018

Mari Pehela ni game play Kari do please

#5 comment by Almalyn May 3, 2018

Hi I'm interested in Barbarian King costume. Pls email me at almalyn_2000[at]yahoo.com. Thanks!

#6 comment by Max May 3, 2018

Don't tell the kids!!
They're having enough trouble adjusting to the fact that Samus from Metroid is a girl!
Besides, my other choices were skeleton and giant, neither of which would have worked on my regular-sized (and living) frame.
(Reminds me of an instructable I read on making a Space Marine costume: Step 1: If you were born in the 20th or 21st century, you're not tall enough! Let's make stilt platforms!)

#7 comment by melissa severino-hoza September 15, 2018

Any chance that boy Barbarian King costume can be purchased??? I have a fan begging me for this and I am not crafty!!!!!

#8 comment by Max September 15, 2018

[at]Melissa: Sure! Everything but the sword is still there (due to some 𠇊ggressive play testing":) but you can pick one up at any toy store.

Please email me at max.winter1[at]yahoo.com

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