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    09-14-2009, 02:29 PM
Renaissance Costume

Lmao so I wasn't sure where to put this.. but since he'll be wearing it I'll just consider it "tack".

I'm going to be making a renaissance costume for my horse for Halloween. (lol). This is my outfit..

I will be using the same burgundy color for most of his. What would you guys suggest .. doing for it? I'm entirely unsure how to go about starting this project, and any input would be greatly appreciated.
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    09-14-2009, 04:07 PM
Very cool!

How handy are you with a sewing machine? Maybe make decorative "sleeves" for the reins, to give them that "tournament horse" look? You could do something similar if you have a breastcollar, sort of make a cover for it that could be put on and removed without damaging existing tack.

I've always wanted to try this, but never had enough material: If you can get your hands on enough wide strap leather (like, old leather tie straps from western saddles), you can make a decorative breeching, like the piece over this horse's rump.

I personally liked the idea of using small rivets (putting felt on the horse-side for protection, of course) to put the thing together, and leaving it natural leather for a more "functional" look, but the fabric looks good, too.

Please post pics as you make progress, and of course of the finished product!!
    09-14-2009, 04:34 PM
I'm thinking about just going to Michaels for the fabric and tassles and stuff.
I have no idea where I would be able to find strap leather :{ But I do like that idea a lot.
    09-14-2009, 05:24 PM
So I can't really find much of anything in burgundy and I was also starting to think it might be too much red.. His other color is hunter green.

I think what I'm going to do is get a quarter sheet like this one:

In hunter green and sew tassles and such onto it. Since we have never needed one in winter anyways, it would be strictly for costume :P

What do you think?
    09-15-2009, 09:28 PM
Green Broke
I hate to say it, but you wearing red and him wearing green might make it look like Christmasy. Maybe do black then with red tassels and piping around it to make it more matching?

Just a thought.
    09-16-2009, 12:43 AM
Originally Posted by QHDragon    
I hate to say it, but you wearing red and him wearing green might make it look like Christmasy. Maybe do black then with red tassels and piping around it to make it more matching?

Just a thought.
Lmao I know, I thought of that. But hey, I can wear it on Christmas too then. :P I actually.. really like the red and black idea though o.o
    09-22-2009, 12:14 PM
Update: Since I'm short on money, do you guys thing using just a regular.. bedsheet or old blanket cut to fit would work?
    09-22-2009, 05:38 PM
Scratch that again. Now I'm really considering that suggestion about using strap leather to make the barding.. and just using his burgundy saddle pad.

I had the bright idea of buying cheap leather belts instead of trying to find strap leather though.. Wouldn't that work?
    02-05-2011, 10:28 PM
Green Broke
I know this is really old but how did it come out?

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