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WHFB Landsknecht - Cut-throat by Ring-A-Ding WHFB Landsknecht - Cut-throat by Ring-A-Ding
I made this Wams and matching pair of Hosen using heavily revised patterns from reconstructinghistory.com, as well as period woodcuts for reference.

It was all made using 100% wool and different qualities of linen.
The back and front of the Wams, as well as the 'brustfleck' are four layers thick. Two layers of wool: one outer layer, and one to show through the slashes, and then two players of linen. Had some coarse linen left over from my last project that I used for added structure. The interior is lined with a much finer linen that I bought particularly for this project. The sleeves are not lined. It makes for a pretty heavy piece of clothing, but it's amazingly comfortable to wear.

The Hosen are two layers of wool (even the black leg without much slashing is two complete layers), and a 'seat' of linen. The legs aren't lined, as I felt the garment was already heavy enough as it was. They were an absolute nightmare to make. I had the idea that I was going to make the left (yellow) leg detachable, but in the end I decided against it, as I wasn't sure everyone else would appreciate just how dandy it would have been (I might make a pair of spare shorts some time)! Despite it all, the Hosen are pretty similar to my last pair. I added the red under the yellow folds on the black leg for more 'pow!'. Unlike my last pair, however, these are an -extremely- snug fit!

The foam weapons were purchased from calimacil.com
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Arianod Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But -ow! That piercing. I'm pretty sure Imperial landsknechts don't have piercings like that :/
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Ring-A-Ding Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, sorry about that.. :/ If anything, the piercing is more in keeping with the Warhammer universe that I use it in, rather than the historical landsknechts.
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Arianod Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm... Well. O.K. Fine. ^^
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Arianod Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect! Fantastic! :love:
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Ring-A-Ding Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, mate! :D
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MusicalNumber Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't think that this costume could get any better, but the sash, belt, and sword really add to it. Freaking awesome, man.

So, since you have Foam Swords, does that mean you're a larper?
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Ring-A-Ding Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dawww.. You humble me! :blush:

Yes, I'm a larper. I generally try to keep my costume as historically accurate as possible, but I use it for larp purposes.
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MusicalNumber Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ Very nice. I haven't actually had the opportunity to go full out with my costumes on historical accuracy - Mostly because I can't sew very well, and secondly because I lack the money to get somebody else to do it for me. X3 But I'm going to be saving up for an actual historically accurate costume for my character two characters from now. My next costume, I think, I'm going to be able to get away with a little more chaotic design since I'm going to try to play a fae, so I'm going to wing it with costuming and see what I can come up with. My current character has a slightly more 1700's feel rather than a renaissance feel, due to the culture that he came from, but so far I've picked up most of my costuming from thrift-stores and altered them to fit my needs.

... Ultimately what I'm trying to say is *high-five for larpers!*
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Ring-A-Ding Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can only recommend you try and go all out 'historical'. It can be a pain to figure out how everything is done, but if you do that and actually manage to piece a costume together that looks like the one you had in your head - it's the most rewarding thing. :)

High-five! :highfive:
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MusicalNumber Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ I'll give it a shot. I suppose, too, that if I pull off something historical for my fae character, it'll be easier to sew more historical stuff using the same pattern in the future.
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