The Crossroads of the Aether
Instead of my usual go-to costume of "gentlemen explorer" I'm throwing myself at a steampunk archer costume.
So to get to the point...(HATCHA!)
If anyone knows of a good pattern for an appropriate cloak or better yet a pattern for ust a hood (a la current Green Arrow) I'd be much obliged. Even a link to one for sale would be of great help.
I'm aquiver for any help,
I don't have most of my links handy because I'm at work, but there are many makers of cloaks that cater to the Renaissance Festival market. Cloaks haven't really changed much over the years.
BTW - If they make just a hood, sometimes they list it as a cowl.
Ugh, I meant to say cowl.
I was at the PA Ren Faire last weekend and browsed some of the vendors and such, I'm more looking for a pattern to make one myself.
I in no way wish to make you feel under skilled but I made a cloak with cowl and I had never undertaken such a task before... I was 16 or so at the time... if you can sew start with a cheap pillow case and cut it up then use it as a pattern.cut a hole so you can see out or split the side open and use a maker to touch the side of the cloth so you get a general idea of the size of your head then use both hands to stretch the P-case over your face and make out the opening of the cowl. If you want a widows peak opening like the one in Assassins Creed just make the top into an arrow shape.
This is not what I did but is should work for what you are planning. If you have questions feel free to drop me a line. Good luck with your costume and take photos to show off your work.... I hope this helps
I think what you are looking for is called a 'cowl'. It's like hoodie with just the hood, or like a very small cloak with a normal sized hood. Honestly I think it would be easiest to take an old, oversized sweatshirt and alter it. You might find a pattern online but my results from a quick search was not fruitful. My suggestion would be to find one with a concealed zipper and simply cut it off at the shoulders, trim the edges, remove the hood string and wal-ah! Or you can get fancy and make an asymetrical neckline by crossing one side of the cowl over the other in front and securing it with buttons or other s'punky trinkets. Good luck!