Halloween Wrap-up – What was I?

In case you wondered, here’s some photos of me in my costume. It was a hodge-podge of 14th and 15th century pieces (many of which I’ve made) with odds-and-ends medieval-looking bits.

I started with a base layer that included the tunic that I made the other day with 14th century hose and braes.

The base layer.
The base layer.

It was comfortable, warm, and functional, although the hose didn’t fit quite right. They’re my husband’s hose, so I suppose that was to be expected.

On top of this, I put my armor.

From the side.
From the side.
From the front. One day I'll get the knee on my right leg to fit correctly.
From the front. One day I’ll get the knee on my right leg to fit correctly.

In this get-up, I marched across campus and taught my usual Friday lecture in introductory geology. I was amused at how many students were seemingly afraid to look at me as I walked.

I wasn’t even carrying my sword. What were they afraid of?

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