I've been cosplaying casually since 2007 but recently been working hard to raise my game! I usually attend London MCM Expo but try to get to a few more events and meets where I can!

Currently Working On:
- Aramis (The Musketeers) / progress tag
- Belle, blue town dress (Beauty and the Beast) / progress tag

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Completed gambeson! I’m so proud of this! But it’s going to be under my chain mail so people will only really see a bit of the sleeves. ;A;
It’s fabric with batting between the pieces to act as the padding. A tutorial I was following said to bond the batting to the fabric with that fusing web stuff, but I found that made it too flat and didn’t look good. So I just made sure to sew around the batting to make sure it would stay in place. Some parts of it look a little scrappy, but I’m hoping that’ll just make it seem like it’s seen a few battles as I’m a knight and all.
The red ties doing it up are based on this screencap (though I made them too short to be exactly like that pic. I was using leftover fabric to make sure it would match and didn’t have that much):
I’ve found a few more pics of gambesons with similar fastenings. But you wouldn’t really look to Merlin for historical accuracy anyway, so I think I can get away with it.
Though I think this reference pic is a different undershirt to what Lancelot usually wears under his chain mail. In all the other pics I gathered, it doesn’t seem to have that brown material lining the inside. (yes, I spent a good half hour or so rigorously studying pictures of Lancelot’s neck collar).

Completed gambeson! I’m so proud of this! But it’s going to be under my chain mail so people will only really see a bit of the sleeves. ;A;

It’s fabric with batting between the pieces to act as the padding. A tutorial I was following said to bond the batting to the fabric with that fusing web stuff, but I found that made it too flat and didn’t look good. So I just made sure to sew around the batting to make sure it would stay in place. Some parts of it look a little scrappy, but I’m hoping that’ll just make it seem like it’s seen a few battles as I’m a knight and all.

The red ties doing it up are based on this screencap (though I made them too short to be exactly like that pic. I was using leftover fabric to make sure it would match and didn’t have that much):

I’ve found a few more pics of gambesons with similar fastenings. But you wouldn’t really look to Merlin for historical accuracy anyway, so I think I can get away with it.

Though I think this reference pic is a different undershirt to what Lancelot usually wears under his chain mail. In all the other pics I gathered, it doesn’t seem to have that brown material lining the inside. (yes, I spent a good half hour or so rigorously studying pictures of Lancelot’s neck collar).

  1. englands12actors reblogged this from vjwcosplay
  2. springinstep reblogged this from wolfofmagdeburg and added:
    Thank you guys! ;A; srsly, I love this thing and count it in my top cosplay achievements.
  3. wolfofmagdeburg reblogged this from nenime and added:
    Mad skillz *-*
  4. nenime reblogged this from vjwcosplay and added:
    Okay some how I missed this but HOLY SHIT VICKY THIS IS AMAZING YOU SHOULD BE SUPER PROUD OF YOURSELF AAAH /flaily arms
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