Armour Surcoat – Almost Done

The Armour surcoat I made for this summer’s Epic Empires quickly became one of my favourite pieces of Costume. I have not managed to take good pictures of the finished surcoat, so here are some WIP photographs. The surcoat still lacks clasps here, and the sides are not yet closed. But all the embroidery, the… Continue reading Armour Surcoat – Almost Done

Beneath the Armour

My Scalemaille will ruin any clothing beneath, so I made this shirt from a very sturdy cotton fabric. And then embroidered the lining, becase apparently I am that sort of crazy. The Collar will be turned up and secured with a clasp while wearing the armour. But while without armour, I can fold the front… Continue reading Beneath the Armour

The old elven Helmet

In 2009 I decided that if I wanted to fight in LARP battles, I needed a helmet. But It’s hard to come by a helmet for an elven character. Having one custom made was not an option at the time since I was still in school. I made this one with the help of my… Continue reading The old elven Helmet

Planning further ahead

With the warm robes for my mage character almost done I have started to plan the rest of the costume. I have acquired a nice vougue pattern I will use for this project. Fort the robes I plan to work with paint and stencils as well as embroidery. Both will be mostly tone in tone… Continue reading Planning further ahead

Mage Robes in Progress

I have started piecing together the mage robes I have been working on. The lining is still missing, and it does really not fit my mannequin, but you can already see where this is going. Look here for the concept and details of the embroidery work: https://elbenstern.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/mage-robes-in-progress/