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Unread 01-28-2010, 01:38 PM   #1
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Barbarian/Stone Age Costume

I am trying to put together a Stone Age barbarian costume. I don't want any metal at all, so all the materials need to be or at least look like bone/wood/stone. I have several stone and bone weapons and a sweet headress (complete coyote) so far. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about how to make pants/covering with animal hides. I am fairly well musceled so I figured for the top I could make a simple cloak that leaves one shoulder exposed. I am using deer pelts with the fur still on.

I also was looking at using about 5 to 10 turtle shells to make some kind of shield. I have a couple of ideas about making a wood frame out of saplings and then drilling small holes in the shells and using leather lace to attach them in some kind of pattern to the wooded frame.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 09:17 AM   #2
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Some reference photos or sketches would be nice. Helps people help you if they have some photos to look at. I'm sure you can get a group of folks together for this. The key to something like this is the physical fitness and originality of the costume. Good luck!
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Unread 01-29-2010, 04:18 PM   #3
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Ok, I have fur covered greaves and bracers, and I think I have the pants figured out. If I take a kidney belt or weightlifting belt and fold rabbit pelts over the top I could create something that would look like a loincloth of fur, but wear shorts under it. Instead of a shield consiting of bunches of turtle shells I could make on large shield out of the biggest snapper shell I can find and then use smaller ones to make some kind of upper arm covering by overlapping the shells. I will try to post some sketches of my idea later tonight if I have time.
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Unread 01-29-2010, 05:27 PM   #4
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I like your ideas so far For the 'pants' part I was thinking you could make a wrap around skirt from scraps of leather, trying to use the raw edges as much as possible...that is, if you're OK with wearing a skirt. I've made a few of them and if you hand stitch it and add things like wood/bone/stone beads, animal claws, leather strings and the like, you'll get a really cool look going.

Hope this helps! ^^
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