|Cost :||Don't know what it adds up to now, but not very much I think..|
|Time Taken :||It was assembled over several years time, adding bits on every time I was going to wear it.|
|I made the first (and very simple) version of this costume for the Elf Fantasy Fair in the Netherlands in 2005, because I had been to the Fair in 2004 and had seen everyone walking around in costume and wanted to do that too. I'd already done some living history things with relatives, and this seemed like a cool fantasy version. ;) |
And seen as though I love the Lord of the Rings, and the rangers are my favourite characters, this was the first costume I thought of!
Since 2005 I've been changing parts of it, adding bits and generally improving it. I don't have pictures yet of the very latest version, but these photos from 2008 are pretty close.
My favourite parts of the costume are the vambraces, the arrows and the sword. Those were the most fun to make, and really add to the feel of the costume. I love wearing it!