As I have mentioned before, there are a few posts about costumes coming up. This is one of them, and I am glad you came to have a look. :-)
Last year Liv was introduced to the story of Robin Hood. And she absolutely fell in love with it. Right after she had seen the story (yes, the Disney version), she started looking for things she could use as his clothes and hat and so we had get together something as soon as possible (to stop hearing about how she needed it).
I had this green jersey at home, which was just the perfect colour, so I made a long shirt with a simple collar for her.
I admit, I thought this was going to be enough, but Liv insisted she needed a hat like Robin Hood!
I didn’t have the right colour of felt at home, nor did I find any at a shop, but I had a nice wood green linen fabric, so I took that, made a double layer of fabric, fused with vlieseline interlining so it would hold the shape as Robin’s, and there it was. Easy as pie (as I hear Daddy Pig’s voice in my head from Peppa Pig, which Liv was watching today). :-)))
That’s it, really… we then found a few suitable accessories, like the braided belt and a leather bag for her wooden arrows (from my old toy crossbow, hah) and my husband made a provisional bow.. Later we bought her a lovely wooden toy bow…
So yeah. And for the whole (last) summer, she was Robin Hood. And usually I had to play Lady Marianne, so I have the loveliest memories of Liv telling me how much she loves me, but telling me as Robin Hood to Lady Marianne. Ah, sweet memories.
And yeah, I admit, I thought it was a really great first (role model) hero to be reenacting.. It was not the first movie she saw, but it was the first that grabbed her so much, she wanted to play! And boy (girl!), did it last for quite some time!
Btw, those pictures were taken last summer… Can’t believe, it took me a whole year to post it! Yayks. And also, the saturation of those photos is quite by accident, I happen to have hit a button by accident, that added a comic-book-look or something like that, and I noticed only afterwards. I like it, though, as they are :-)