Coolest Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Costume

Since Halloween and the Renaissance festival occur at the same time around here, and we had just read Robin Hood, my 8 year old decided he wanted to be the famous outlaw for both events. This was my first real sewing project besides some pillows, so I was pretty nervous.

The pants and shirt are made of linen, by altering ready made patterns. The hat, gambeson, and hood are made of suede microfiber fabric. I made the patterns myself  for the gambeson, hat and hood by using general instructions online. I made a toggle button closure on the hood by cutting, shaping, drilling and staining a wooden dowel and a loop of elastic.

The gauntlets/bracers are made from scrap thin leather, fabric  interfacing and felt for the lining. The belt and boots were thrift store finds. The boots were scuffed and a horrible orange color so I used wood stain to make them more woodsy looking. The bow and arrows are from his toy stash. My son had a blast playing the Prince of Thieves and even came up with a British accent to play the part.

Coolest Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Costume

Coolest Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Costume

Coolest Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Costume

Coolest Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Costume

Coolest Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Costume