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Picture of Becoming the Bud Light Knight
I have been in college for the last 3 Halloweens and I've seen a lot of great costumes.  From the guy wearing nothing but a black box around his waist saying censored, to the army man painted green head-to-toe, and periodically going down on one knee with his bazooka.  It's all about going all-out being really original and a little ridiculous.  Now here and there you may see a Bud Light Cowboy, but I'll bet you've never seen a Bud Light Knight...Complete with beer-tab armor!!

This costume will not require much experience or skill with tools.  The hardest it gets is sawing (and you may not even need to do that).  It will require a pretty good investment of time.  It will take a few hours at least.  The vast majority of time is spent on the chain mail shirt.  There is a really great Instructable that will walk you through the basics of making this chain mail.   The good part is most of the work can be done while watching TV (I recommend football!) or listening to music, so the time passes pretty quick.  And at the end of the project you will not only have a great Halloween costume, but a pretty good looking piece of armor that YOU made!
 
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Step 1: What You Will Need

Necessities
 Duct tape
 Packing/Clear tape
 Solid joint cutter
 Adjustable wrench
 Scissors
 X-Acto Knife
 Strait -edge/ruler
 Belt
 Blue pants (jeans might work, but I think sweatpants are better)
 1/4" x 1 1/2" wood, about 4 1/2 feet
 Glue (wood glue, super glue, etc. all will work)
 Wood saw (a jig saw would work too)
 Lots and lots of pop Tabs (about 3500 or 2.5lbs)
 Bud Light Case 6-Pack (Bottles)
 Bud Light Case 24-Pack (Cans)
 Bud Light Case 18-Pack (Cans)

If u want to know how to make chain mail check out my page
I am going to do this but with COKACOLA products
jbarton82 years ago
Hey Thanks for the great costume! thought I'd share my result. had to make the helmet out of one piece since Lionshead doesn't come in six packs, but i stayed pretty true to form. altogether it took two 18 pack boxes and a lot of tape :)
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bdunni88 (author) 4 years ago
I made it to the top of google for "Bud Light Knight" Awesome!
how many tabs did you use to make the maille vest?
bdunni88 (author)  a.nony.mouse4 years ago
I started with about 5000 and used the majority, I'd say 4500ish....this took a LONG time
I bet it did. I plan on making my own hauberk, so knowing that you used nearly 5000 is very helpful thanks!
bdunni88 (author)  a.nony.mouse4 years ago
No problem. Though the sleeves (around the armpits especially will be difficult). this stuff works good when its flat, but it won't bend like a shirt.
bdunni88 (author)  a.nony.mouse4 years ago
The picture in step 8 has 221 and that's less than a square foot
seabananers4 years ago
he he duff man vs budlight knight
Now, If I can only find my Phallus of malice. I'm sure it's out in the shed somewhere. It's a hard pole-like sahft with a softer outer covering that has real hard hitting power but feels gentle when whacked with it.

DUEL!!!!!
garry44444 years ago
DUDE that chain vest is awesome!!!!
Dlanca14 years ago
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Kaiven Dlanca14 years ago
That's what's up! Wow man, good work!
bdunni88 (author)  Dlanca14 years ago
 Wow dude, that looks pretty legit.  I met a Keystone warrior at a Halloween party that had pretty similar shoulder armor.....I should have fought him, haha.
Haha! that's funny! Nice!
bdunni88 (author) 4 years ago
 Hey everyone if you liked my instructable please vote for it in the Halloween Contest at the top of the page.  THANKS!!!!!
=SMART=4 years ago
hahaha nice

Kaiven4 years ago
Though I don't support the drinking of alcohol, THAT IS AWESOME! The helmet is my favorite, because of how simple and easily modifiable it is!
pagangod4 years ago
COOL BEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm glad to see my instructable for pop tab chainmaille in action.  Well done sir 5*. very clear directions. I expecially like the way you used the cardboard as a pattern for the shirt.
bdunni88 (author) 4 years ago
Let me know what you guys think!!
I'm not a fan of Bud, but that's pretty funny. Funny in an awesome way though. If you were going for the 100% completely serious Bud Light Knight, I'm sorry for laughing.
bdunni88 (author)  JakeTobak4 years ago
Yeh i have to agree, Sam Adams and German beer blows BL away...But24-packs are hard to come by
Kozz bdunni884 years ago
Funny!  I like it.  I was thinking that perhaps the vambrace and sword were made from aluminum, like the large 24oz cans.  I suppose if you had time you could cut pieces and rivet them together (don't cut yourself).

The pop-tab maille is of course the most impressive piece of it.  Nice work.
bdunni88 (author)  Kozz4 years ago
 If only beer came in 2-liters... then I might consider it.
Now that this thing is finally done you can clean up the mess you madein living room!
This is the COOLEST thing I have EVER seen in my life!!!!!!!
Absolutely AMAZING!!!!!
I would sell my soul for this costume!!!!!!