We bought this really thick woolen cloth to make a wind-proof hood for an elven larp character. The fabric is more similar to felt than normal cloth, and I really enjoyed the challenge of making the pattern. It is sewn by hand since no sewing machinge would take it. We are going to add embroidery later, but for now it is ready to wear.
This was in 2010. Nepenthe was an NPC apprentice mage on the “Zeit der Legenden” The costume was completely improvised, since I was originally supposed to play a different character.
Since I have been asked about the hood a lot – It’s not even a real hood, but really just a rectangular piece of linen cloth. It’s draped to keep the sun of and to look cool and held together by two safety pins and a brooch. It worked out fairly well.