Saturday, March 19, 2011

Skeletor's Cape

Crossposted at The Clearance Bin

This is Skeletor. Doesn't he look cold to you?

Much better. I'll never understand the Eternian customs against the wearing of pants, though.

Because Erin asked so nicely, I created a cape for Skeletor. It's made out of a piece of dark purple crepe-back satin, which was luckily almost the exact same shade as his armor.

I designed the shape of it from scratch, because I wanted it to drape around his shoulders a particular way, and still leave access to the scabbard on his back.

All the seams are hand-stitched.

To get it on, you have to remove Skeletor's head and his armor piece.

Then fit the armor around and over the cape, mostly by feeding the back straps through the neck of the fabric. It's easier than it sounds, trust me.

Presto! Now Skeletor's fully dressed. This picture shows some of how the scabbard interacts with the cape - not perfect, but I think it still looks pretty awesome. Completed 2010

After I finished the cape, Erin set about making Skeletor some better weapons... stay tuned at The Clearance Bin for more pictures soon!


  1. i just wanted to let you know that this ROCKS!

  2. Can you make that villain (forgot his name XD) from She-Ra please?