Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram Favorite Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon
Halloween Costume Contest

Medieval Gargoyles Perched on Stone Pedestals

Nov 06, 2011
Article Image

We are ancient gargoyles who just flew off a cathedral in France. These costumes are completely home-made. We made the stone shirts by painting felt with stone paint and then cutting it into pieces, and gluing it over stuffing on the shirts. The legs are sewn and attached to black pants to create the illusion of gargoyles perching on a pedestal. The pedestal is made of boxes with holes cut into them attached to boots. The headpiece, wings, gloves, and tail were painted with stone paint to match. The costumes took about a month and a half to make. 

Sign up for the Threads Eletter

Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.


Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, patterns, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift



  1. sewbuttons May 1st

    Impressive! What were the costumes for?

  2. Rabia November 13th

    Yes, I concur: FAB costume idea, and VERY clever execution of the idea!>applause<

  3. User avater charbroiled November 10th

    You have to be kidding!! Those are the very best costumes I have ever seen! Amazing job!!

  4. User avater sophronia November 7th

    How very creative!

  5. LunaMortus November 6th

    This was simply an amazing costume! You should win an award for it.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

More From Threads

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All


  • Sign up for the Threads Eletter

    Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.

  • SewStylish


    Take a look inside the pages of SewStylish Spring 2017.

  • CraftStylish


    Expert craft tutorials, news, and tips for sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, jewelry making, and more!