Yacht Club Games

Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight might not be the tallest fighter on the field. But if his enemies underestimate him, that’s their problem. Literally. Armed with his trusty shovel blade and guided by the code of Shovelry he is almost always the last one standing when the battle is over.

Taking on the Shovel Knight’s helm requires a little bit of DIY. You’ll need to get a set of costume armor, some spray paint, painter’s tape, super glue, and large fake horns.

Paint the armor blue then – when it’s fully cured – use the painter’s tape and whatever newspaper you have lying around to cover up the majority of the armor. Then use the yellow spray paint to put on the edging details. That includes a ring of yellow around the seal where you have glued the horns to your helmet after removing them from their original helmet.

Finally grab a trust shovel and head to battle! An actual shovel may violate the rules of some cons, however. In those cases you can follow a tutorial like this one to make one that is safe to take into the venue.