Today is World Book Day, so son went off to school in all his Middle Earth glory. I am really pleased with how the cloak turned out. I mostly used the pattern given by these lovely people, but I made a simple, unlined, square hood rather than the deeper more authentic one. Son is already planning more uses for the cloak and wants me to get some black gauzy fabric so he can be a Nazgul. Costume also features: tunic (made to this simple pattern); sword and elven dagger made from cardboard and silver paper, hung from belt by cloth scabbards along with drawstring bag for holding gold and lembas and such; elven brooch and Arwen pendant made from pendants found in craft shop (a relief to me as I didn’t have to crochet them).
The overall Aragorn effect is slightly marred by son’s insistence on wearing trainers, his spiderman belt instead of dad’s leather one, and scowling at having his picture taken. Still I have hopes of us winning the Best Costume prize (unless we get disqualified to for taking it all just a bit too seriously ….)
Now I have run out of things to sew (until I get the money to buy curtain fabric), so it’s back to the sticks ‘n’ string for a while