Picture of DIY Xena Warrior Princess Costume

Strength. Intelligence. Ululations. What’s not to admire? If you’ve ever wanted to be like Xena, here’s the easiest part of the process: the outfit.

Learn to fashion your own chakram, the skirt, the boots, and the armor. You’ll be dressed to impress, lay waste to a costume party, or spurn the advances of Ares.

Required skills for this build:
clay molding
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Step 1: Chakram

Picture of Chakram
  • Cardboard
  • Silver and Gold Spray Paint
  • Scissors
This is really simple to make.  Sketch out the design of cardboard then cut it out.  Spray the outer ring silver and the inner section gold.

Step 2: Corset

Picture of Corset
Since I am not a master seamstress I decided to buy a corset instead of making one.  However, if you are up for the challenge, there are some fantastic corset making tutorials on Instructables.  Use these resources to make the top half of your costume.

Make your own Corset:

Buy a Corset:  I bought this corset

bajablue1 year ago
Congrats, Carleyy! Love this outfit! ;-)
Beautiful costume!! An awesome job! :-)
poofrabbit1 year ago
This is intense!! Very well done!! Hummm as for who one the fight, that is hard to say, I could see where a Space Viking might get an upper hand, but let's face it girls rule, so Xena takes it in for the win!
tcop1 year ago
make love not war :)
Honus1 year ago
Wow this really turned out great! I'll show it to my co worker as I've been telling her for years she would make a great Xena.
chuckyd1 year ago
Everything looks great, except for that carcboard thing. You should have made it out of the same stuff as the armor.
very nice, im sure Xena showed more leg than that!. i like Gabryelle better. even gavbe my daughter that name
Klappstuhl1 year ago
Nice work!

Someone should do a Tron Version of the Xena Costume.
tpagels1 year ago
A good sharp utility knife will give cleaner edges when cutting the cardboard. I just had to cut out some weapons of the Xena Era last night and a razor sharp blade gave good clean crisp edges. Other than that it's a great job as is!
You certainly whooped that space viking, Great 'ible, love the costume.
lesizz1 year ago
This gal looks truly fearsome. Wouldn't want to be her enemy!
superriku1 year ago
This is amazing! Great job, & thanks for posting the tutorial!
Jayefuu1 year ago
Mind you don't fall down those stairs Carley! Pesky vikings.
Kiteman1 year ago
That's no way to treat a space viking!

(And where's the ible for the EL sword?)