|I've loved the Musketeers movies for years, the 1973 & 1974 ones, as well as the 1993 one.|
Since there is a New "Three Musketeers" movie being released in October, I thought I'd honour it by doing this costume.
Of all the Musketeers I've always like Athos the best, since he seems the most honourable of the three (possibly from being a former Comte), albeit usually the most drunk.
I chose the 1993 version of Athos because I think I can do a better job of looking like Keifer Sutherland than Oliver Reed.
- Change of plans for this costume....
Since the Oct 11 movie looks like it won't be anywhere near true to the original books, I have decided not to do this costume for Oct Expo.
It will potentially be put back until 2013. This may seem a way off, but I decided that even though I was going to delay it, I still wanted to do it for a significant event.
With 2013 being the 40 year Anniversary of the Oliver Reed "Three Musketeers", and the 20 year Anniversary of the Keifer Sutherland one, I thought that that would be a very significant year to do this in.....
Money Pouch (Posted 3rd April 2014)
After wearing this costume at Kitacon, I discovered that the main problem I had with this costume was it's lack of pockets, and found that I had nowhere to store anything like money.
After getting home, I made sure to look up and buy a pouch for my money, and this is is. It's made of leather and should be plenty big enough to store any coinage or notes I have on me
Frog Build (Posted 19th March 2014)
The building of my frog has had a few different steps, since I wanted to make sure it looked the best that it could.
I started off by researching frog styles, mainly using re-enactment or larp websites. After finding a style I likes (and more to the point, could build), I built myself a paper version (Top-Left) so I could make any adjustments quickly and easily.
Hat Modifications (Posted 19th March 2014)
So, after searching everywhere for an accurate hat at a reasonable price (most I found are made of leather and cost up to £100), I finally came across a felt one (a much more historically accurate fabric) on eBay.