What are you most proud of?
The fact that this was made in about a week. The under-bust was made in about seven hours.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't be afraid to ask for help.
What you will need
Note: The only thing I did was create the outfit. I had a ton of help with the sword and the shield.
The jacket: Lots of dark green fabric
I can't remember what kind of fabric I used though
sorry. The gold leaves were painted on. Then there were four buttons that I found with a sort of leaf design on them.
The under-bust: This was made with two different colored cottons and a good deal of plastic boning. I used button holes instead of eyelets and laced it up with a leather cord.
The pants: Brown fabric
and a zipper. There isn't anything special about the pants.
The sword and shield: Cardboard
and paint I believe. We used a belt on the shield to make it easy to hold.