Robin Hood - "Robin Hood: Men In Tights"
Debut: Anime Mid-Atlantic 2013
Cost of materials: $60
"Robin Hood: Men In Tights" is one of my all time favorite movies. Somehow it came up that I should make costumes from it and so I did. And what is Marian without her Robin Hood? I was very glad that my husband agreed to dress in tights for this costume endeavor ^_^
The boots and tights were ordered from EBay. The boots were originally a light tan color, so I used brown Floral Spray to make them a darker brown. The shirt is made from a light beige linen/cotton blend and is just a modern shirt with button at the cuffs and a pointed collar. The tunic is brown faux suede with pleather placket detailing and studs (which are googley eyes painted silver). The tunic fastens with leather lacing and gold hammered grommets.
I made the hat from some green leather I have had for many years and it worked out really well! I had to pattern out the brim, which took a while, but it looks great. The feather is made from three yellow-dyed pheasant feathers glued together and glued into the hat. I was so happy to see how many people recognized Robin and me - I love that people love this movie!! We are big Mel Brooks fans and it was so much fun to honor one of his movies.
Picture Credits: David Dunn