The first time they tried them on they were so excited!
His tunic is a dark red corduroy, muslin sleeves and faux leather cuffs, with a cotton cape. Her dress is stretch satin and a funky featherweight synthetic gold for the cape.
This is the best picture I ended up with of Brychan's applique lion, that took me about 3 hours to trace, cutout and repeat for the background!
Back detail of Chandler's dress
The princess, the dragon & the knight :) (their friend was really a dinosaur but when you're their age it's all about the same!)
Storytime at the Library
My dress without the cape. The teal is a stretch satin, but the 'wrong side' out because I didn't like the super shiny side, it wasn't very realistic to me (not that the color is!) The inset and sleeves are the same featherweight synthetic as Chandler's cape. And not that you can see them, but I have some grey suede over-the-knee boots that actually fit well with the style.
Reed's cape hood detail - it was laced so if Robin Hood is wearing his quiver on his back and had his hood down, it would stick through. The cape is just cotton, and I used faux leather for the details here and the big buckle on front.
Robin Hood and his merry men
Reed even carved and burned the Locksley symbol into the dogtags himself.
My cape was suedecloth and it was actually quite warm!
Capes are so awesome. Now I just need a reason to wear it more often!
We all had an awesome time dressed up and walking around together, and now we have a great reason to go to the Ren Fest when it comes back to town next spring!