Nobleman suit up!

This is a reconstruction I made a few years back. It`s a nobleman`s outfit based on a mural from a 14th century bulgarian church in Dolna Kameniza, Serbia. The church is one of the best preserved medieval churches in the area and has beautiful murals.
The costume belongs to one of the men who donated the money for the temple.
My reconstruction is made of velvet and cotton, both available in Bulgaria at that time. I liked this coat because of the strange sleeves and the furry lining on the neck. I used fox fur and silver buttons.
The main reason I chose to recreate this outfit however was the guy`s long hair and beard. đŸ™‚ He`s one of the few men in medieval murals with long and untied hair.

So I made the outfit, grew my hair just a little more and in summer 2010 I even visited the church. And that`s how we do things in Medievalisticals.


Western European Woolen tunic – XI-XIVth centuries

Turns out, quite a lot of our post recently seem to be based on the ever-present Mac-bible. This one will be no-exception.  As I am working towards a reconstruction of a low-to-mid level knight in the time frame 1150-1250, this is just another element of it.
The tunic is made from 100% wool, machine-stitched and finished by hand.
As one can see from the pictures it really goes well with the red hood, so my next task (after i finish my winter hosen – stay tuned) will be to make an apropriate hood to go with this earlier reconstruction.

It will also serve as a base for my wizard’s personna for larping. How cool is that?
Also sorry for the bad quality of some of the pictures.


Arming Doublet – XV-th century

Another doublet.
Like the previous one, the pattern was based on the doublet of Pandolfo Malatesta. This time it was followed more faithfully though.

Quite a bit more research was put in too, so the result is a much more acurate garment.

We’ve made this one using cotton velvet for the facing and linen for the lining. A middle layer made of canvas is used to provide structural strength.

The doublet is mostly machine made, although the finishing and some parts we’re made by hand.

Viktor & Vasil

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Padded Arming Doublet 15th Century

This doublet is made from linen and cotton padding.
It is entirely machine-sewed.
I based it on this illustration in the manuscript of Hans Talhoffer:
The pattern I used was loosely based on the doublet of Pandolfo Malatesta

Overall both me and the client are very pleased with the result.



Linen Tunic XII-XIIIth Century

And another tunic. This one is completely hand-made, from 100% linen, with cotton threads.
I based it on a pattern of an Egyptian shirt from the early XIII-th. century(I think)
It turned a bit tighter than I expected, but nonetheless it’s very comfortable, especially during the summer.


Woolen Hood 14-th century


This is a hood made from 100% wool.  Machine sewed, and finished by hand. The dagging is also done by hand. It is based on a series of images, and a few finds, of the late XIV th. century.  It was the first such hood I made, and I have found it very comfortable and useful, even in modern day environment.