Back in the late fall, a friend commissioned me to make a few costume accessories for her son. Not only was he super-excited about capes, but he was specifically interested in Prince Philip from the Disney animated movie Sleeping Beauty. My daughter modeled the accessories before I delivered them to my friend!
I made a plain red cape in the same style as all the other superhero capes I’ve made (no star monogram on this one)…
…and at my friend’s request, I also made a sword belt. I did an internet search of images of Prince Philip to decide how it should look. (For the photos of the belt below, I have increased the exposure and contrast so that the stitching details can be seen.)
I used thick black jersey knit to construct the belt, and it encases some wide elastic.
The “belt buckle” is made from gold satin and conceals the velcro closure.
Most importantly, there is a loop on the side of the belt to hold a toy sword. I had my friend measure the width of her son’s widest sword to determine how big to make the loop. It is made from the same jersey knit, encasing a narrower piece of elastic.