A monk is a person who has dedicated themselves to a monastic way of living, devoting their life to spiritual work. Monks can be found in a variety of different religions, and are a common fixture in medieval history and manuscripts. In fact, most manuscripts and early literature were written by monks, who would often spend years of their life perfecting their lettering and marginalia artwork to create the perfect illumination.
This outfit is what we imagine a medieval monk to look like, based on historical drawings and references as well as our own imaginations. This outfit is not a historical replica but instead an ArmStreet-designed reimagining of what a monk might wear. This dark Halloween version consists of three parts, all of which can actually be worn on their own and are great generic pieces to add to any garb.
The robe of our monk outfit is the base piece for the collection and is a simple tunic that comes down to right above the ankles. The robe features a loose fit and long wide sleeves. There’s lots of room in the shoulders for movement, maybe you be hunched over your desk applying gold leaf to your manuscript for walking through the monastery gardens, tending to the plants.
A hood is an excellent addition to any costume. They are a multipurpose, all-weather item that will keep the light drizzle off of your face and also protect you from the sun. Our monk hood drapes over the shoulders giving you a little bit of extra warmth without being too tight of stifling. It is made of two layers of flax linen according to the historical pattern for an average medieval hood.
The bags for this costume attach to a woven twine belt and are wrapped around your midsection to bring a bit of the shape to the otherwise loose costume. The bags will drape to your sides and have lots of room to hold whatever you’re carrying with you.
All of the items in this collection are finely made with high-quality sewing techniques and premium textiles. We’ve used flax linen for this whole set because it has a wonderful texture to it and is breathable, making it absolutely perfect for something so layered. It has the added bonus of being able to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, making it a very versatile fabric.
Please note: antlers are not included.
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This item is part of the “Moonless Night” collection
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