More free patterns for the Halloween Chess Set pieces!  This post focuses on the Bishops, Knights, and Queen for the orange side of the Chess Set, which I first posted back in August.

Draculas, Ghosts, and the She-devil Queen

Below are the links for the patterns and the instructions, which are all in pdf format.  As I mentioned in the past two posts, the patterns need to be printed the correct size.  I’ve found that the best way to accomplish this, as far as I know at this point, is to right click on the pattern links.  Then click “save link as. ”   Select where you want to save it and rename it if you wish. After you’ve saved it, you have to go find it,  open it, and print it. When you print, be sure to set your “page scaling” to “none.”  If you don’t do that, your patterns could very likely end up the wrong size, which could make your characters look a bit odd. To check your sizing, measure the width of Dracula’s cape on the printed pattern.  It should be five inches across.



Ghost, Dracula, She-devil



Halloween Chess Set Instructions for Ghost

Halloween Chess Set Instructions for Dracula

Halloween Chess Set Instructions for She-devil



Ghostly Knights

These ghosts are very easy and basic!  I glued them towards the back of their stands to make room in the front for the arms. That way, the piece doesn’t take up too much room on the chess board, which, incidentally, has to be a bit larger than normal – if you hadn’t noticed.  Making your own chessboard might be something to consider at some point, also.  If there is enough demand, I’ll come up with some patterns for that as well.


Bishop Dracula

Notice the position of the collar.  Gluing that in place is a bit tricky, but it’s so worth it!  The hair piece is fun.  If it doesn’t line up quite right, trim it very carefully, little snippets at a time, until it’s just right.


She-devil Queen

She-devil backview

She-devil, the Queen

Hopefully these pictures are helpful.  Notice the space between the horns and the ears.  It’s kind of hard to tell with all that hair, but I think when you get down to making it, you’ll figure it out. Have fun with it!


Only three critters to go!