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.
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.
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?