How to Create Octavius (Night at the Museum) Costume

Octavius was one of the main characters of the first Night at the Museum. He will reappear in Night at the Museum Battle for the Smithsonian. This new film will be released at the end of May 2009. The character is played by Steve Coogan. Octavius is a Roman General leading his army to victory during the Roman Empire. Of course most of what he does in the museum is to fight with Jedidiah a cowboy of the west. Welcoming the new movie to theatres will be easy with an Octavius costume.

##Materials Needed:##

Red tunic

Red cape

Stainless steel chest armour

Red leather armour

Leg armour

Roman sandals

Lower arm armour

Roman Helmet

##Instructions:##

Step 1: The red tunic should be designed so that it is at least half way down the thighs for length. It should also have short sleeves. The tunic is most common for the under garment for the Roman Solider.

Step 2: Over the tunic you will need a fake chest plate of armour preferably with gold ornamentation. The chest plate should sit on the shoulders and reach the waist.

Step 3: From the waist to the knees will be the red leather armour. It is typically cut in strips.

Step 4: Once the body armour is in place you can add the leg armour and the lower arm armour.

Step 5: Over the entire outfit you will need the red cape. The cape should hook to the body armour and come to the ankles.

Step 6: The sandals will be leather, with roping up the calves to hold them in place.

Step 7: Your last item is the Roman Helmet. The helmet should protect the ears and sides of face, with the red brush at the top.

To make the costume completely authentic have a sword to fight foes with.

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