DIY: Shakespeare Costume from the Elizabethan Era

G1 dropped a bombshell on me and told me he needed to dress as Shakespeare and he needed a costume in two days. Since I didn’t have much time to run around to get materials, I recycled some stuff and came up with this:

Shakespeare costume

  • Plain white button-down shirt.
  • Black shorts.
  • Long black socks from Will Treaty’s Ranger costume.
  • Vest from Frodo’s costume.
  • The cloak is also the same one from Frodo’s costume but with the hood tucked in.
  • The hat (below) was borrowed from a friend. It’s one of those carnival hats with a few feathers stuck to the side of it.

Shakespeare costume

This is the entire costume put together (he was supposed to tuck in the white shirt):

Shakespeare costume

The look we were after was something like this:

Shakespeare costume

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Not too bad considering the minimal effort on my part. I thought so anyway…