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Feeling chivalrous? Consider getting dressed in a knight costume this year for Halloween. During the Middle Ages, a knight was part of the gentile class, responsible for fighting in heavy armor on horseback. In a medieval knight costume, you'll be yielding your sword while wearing a uniform of chain mail armor. Top off your protective gear with a rich colored tunic and cape. Accessorize your knight costume with a crested shield and knight's helmet. At retail stores, you can spend as little as $20 for a toddler knight costume or over $250 for a deluxe crusader version straight out of the Middle Ages.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|