Medieval Costume “Bowman”
Robin Hood tunic with surco and hood
A good bow in his hand,
A broad arrow therein,
And four and twenty good arrows
Trussed in a thrum.
(from the minstrel's song)
Remember the Sherwood Forest - that great haven of folk heroes, the forest cradle of the first British guerillas and the legendary Robin Hood... Who was he, a common robber or defender of the oppressed, a law-and-order avenger or a skilled and charismatic bowman? One way or another, it's time to come out of the royal forest's shadow with a cunning plan of revenge to the Nottingham's sheriff!
Are you already tinkering with a homemade bow, imagining how cleverly you’ll strike the enemies, sending arrow after arrow? For a convincing turning into, get a medieval-style Bowman’s costume, aimed to interpret the mood and the atmosphere of the medieval England, its jaunty courage, its knightly code of honor. Firstly the garb contains a black long sleeved undertunic to protect the forearm while shooting. The sleeves don’t interfere thanks to the outer lacing with a thick jute cord that looks incredibly authentic.
It would be naive neglecting green color, fighting in the sylvan. To reduce observability, get the second item - an overtunic of deep thicket shades, supposed to be worn over the bottom tunic. The overtunic is almost knee-length, with a vertical slit at the front bottom for easy walking and short sleeves unsewn at one of the shoulders. It features contrasting black inserts, which were frequently used as patches when fixing worn out pieces and the only type of clothing decor accessible to the poor.
The third component is a deep hood with a pelerine - an essential headwear for one who prefers to remain unrecognized. Featuring long liripipe and wide collar, the hood protects from the moisture and perfectly complement any woodlander’s outfit.
All parts of the costume are completely independent, which allows them to be worn separately or all together, combined with other garbs of your choice. Becoming the hero of ballads, pay attention to the vestments of your companions and get a monk’s robe for Brother Took and one of the wonderful medieval dresses for Maid Marian.
- Long sleeved undertunic;
- Short sleeved overtunic;
- ‘Longbowman’ hood.
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- Jute ropes.
- Deep hood;
- Front slit for easy walking;
- Contrasting fabric accents;
- Lace up sleeves and shoulder.