Saint George is often pictured slaying a dragon. Read more about St. George here.
My oldest son is St. George and daughter #4 is the dragon. Okay, I had a very hard time getting a serous picture of these two, they wouldn’t quit fighting!! 😉 But I thought you might like to see these crazy kids!
The dragon costume was bought a second-hand store many years ago,
but my son carried his stuffed dragon to the All Saint’s Day Party
About the St. George costumes:
The silver/gray armor was bought, but the cloak is just a piece of red material. The “skirt” was hand made. I used a old belt, and leather-like material which was cut into strips to create this Roman apparel. Super-glue worked great for getting the two leather-like materials to stick together. The white under skirt was just a piece of white material.
I also create gold circles on the skirt strips. I used a cap to make an indentation on the end of each flap, so I could use it as a guide to make them all the same size. Then I used gold fabric paint to make the gold buttons.
Other soldier saints include:
Click here to see the St. Sebastian costume
Very nice site 🙂 I need to make costumes for my two boys. They picked St Patrick and St. Longinus (whose clothes resemble St George.) I was wondering where you found the Breast Plate, Helmet and Sword?
Hi Lori,I bought our shield many years ago on Oriental Trading, but they don't seem to have it anymore.So I looked it up on Amazon and found one the same and I found one similar…Same:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000W6YLKC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000W6YLKC&linkCode=as2&tag=crafcathcrafa-20Similar – with a dragon instead of a cross:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005GSZ5PG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005GSZ5PG&linkCode=as2&tag=crafcathcrafa-20 There is a number of other kinds on Amazon too:http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=costume%20sword%20and%20shield&linkCode=ur2&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acostume%20sword%20and%20shield&tag=crafcathcrafa-20&url=search-alias%3DapsI hope that helps!God Bless!