I am working on my steampunk assassin costume, (which funnily enough they now are coming out with a victorian era AC game) and I have hit a dead end. When I was working on creating my costume, I wanted a baldric to match close to what Altair uses in the original game.
I found a fairly close match:
And thought I was home free. I couldn't see how it worked in the back and figured it was two loops held together by a strap like the front, which wouldn't look too bad - or I could make a sword scabbard or the like. Well, I was wrong. When I got the baldric, it is not connected in the back so without something to hold it won't stay put.
It is very nice and I really like it, but I need something that makes sense to go in the back in the 2" diameter loops. The big problem? I can't use any weapons or anything that looks like a weapon in my demo - so no sword. I spoke with the company who said to use a dowel rod, but I will be riding a horse and that sounds like a fantastic way to break my back if something happened and I fell. So I am trying to find something to work with it.
The most obvious solution was a cardboard tube or pool noodle covered in pleather or fabric to maybe look like a quiver. But, they really don't seem to fit in the SP look. So, what do I do? It has to give way in case I fell and not crack my spine, so nothing too hard like wood. I have some crafting skills but I am at a loss. Is there something I can make look fit my outfit and look like it makes any sense?