View Full Version : Help with a Joan of ark cosplay

11-14-2012, 03:07 AM
I'm 87% sure this is in the right forum I screw this up a lot it could be the armor forum so sorry if I'm wrong.

OK I'm a huge history buff and I want to go as Joan of Arc to a cosplay in May
(Not 'plan to' cause atm I'm not sure if I'm going)
But I'm not sure how to make it mostly cause I've only ever made a skirt and shoes, and I'm not sure what the soldiers wore under their armor. I think it was mostly furs given the date, but if anyone has any ideas on how I can make this work that would be awesome. Links are appreciated. Thank you~
I'm much better with events that happened before the 1500's...

11-14-2012, 09:37 AM
Under the armour, they wore a simple tunic with pants and then a mail shirt. All the clothes were made of simple fabric, not fur because it would make them sweat a lot and they needed the armour to be close to their bodies to be more comfortable. You can search for images of movies of Joan of Arc for getting inspired.

11-14-2012, 03:00 PM
The movie The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc(1999) is pretty good with the stuff of the 15th century if you need inspiration. As I recall they show soldiers in various stages of dress. There is a garment call a pourpoint (or arming jacket, or gambeson) between the regular clothing underneath and the armor. I can be worn by itself or armor can be tied onto it with points. There is a cool one called Pourpoint of Charles de Blois. (I'd post a link but I'm new enough that my posts with links get lost.)

Did you want to do Joan's era or would anything medieval do? My background is in historical reenactment so I can go from excruciating accurate to just getting by.

11-14-2012, 03:43 PM
well that sounds a lot easier. Thank you.

11-15-2012, 10:34 AM
You're welcome. Good luck!