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Best Robin Hood Costume Guide
Almost everyone knows the story of Robin Hood, the heroic outlaw in English folklore who would take from the rich to give to the poor. He is a highly skilled archer and swordsman from Sherwood Forest that enabled him to obtain riches in order to help out those less fortunate. His work is controversial to some but, he is a renowned classic that first became popular in the Late Middle Ages. Everyone is sure to recognize this classic costume this year for Halloween. Join up with Lady Marian with this Robin Hood costume guide.
A few key items you’ll need in order to look like Robin Hood. Dress up in a green sleeveless tunic with a hood, a Robin Hood felt hat, Renaissance gothic pants, engineer boots similar to Robin Hood’s boots, a cream long sleeve tunic with 3 buttons, and a wooden bow and arrow with a quiver to complete the look.
Robin Hood Cosplay Costumes
A few of Robin Hood’s items should be relatively easy to find such as the cream-colored tunic or wooden bow. You may have a little difficulty finding the Renaissance type of clothing that Robin Hood would been accustomed to wearing. The prince of thieves would typically be clad in green accented with a felt cap and feather. The traditional archery garb would is of utmost importance for Robin Hood as that would be his method for obtaining riches from those in power.
If you are interested in a group cosplay centered around Robin Hood, we recommend joining forces with Little John, Lady Marian, Friar Tuck, King Richard, and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Since the time of Robinhood is set in the middle ages, your fellow cosplayers should dress up in medieval and renaissance clothing to compliment your Robin Hood costume.
About Robin Hood
Created in English folklore back in medieval times, Robin Hood became a heroic outlaw and alongside his band of Merry Men. His legend became increasingly popular in the late Middle Ages and is still as popular even today as is evident by his representation in literature, film, and television. The first known reference to Robin Hood was from a poem called Piers Plowman which is thought to have been created in the 1370s, but the earliest surviving copies date back to the second half of the 15th century.
In modern culture, Robin Hood is a supporter of the late 12th century King Richard the Lionheart but Robin is driven to become an outlaw after the misrule of Richard’s brother John while Richard was away at the Third Crusade. While the ballads from different time periods don’t quite match up, they do agree on one thing—Robin Hood was a commoner and a man of the people.