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Child's Halloween Costume 1400

Armour made as a halloween costume for a 5 year old. Composed of a bascinet with an aventail attached with tubular vervelles. Breastplate of simple globose form, rolls at the neck and arms. Spaulders, arms, Cuises with articulated poleyns, frontal greaves and sollerets of short pointed form. All on a wooden base. The armour was worn by Geoffrey for Halloween 2005. Tracy made a new grand assiette gambeson based on the Charles de Blois garment. The legharness is suspended from points on the arming doublet worn beneath the gambeson. The arms and spaulders are secured by points to the gambeson. Armour by Wade Allen, clothing by Tracy Justus. The armour was worn several times. When it was originally made it consisted of the bascinet (without aventail), breastplate, spaulders, arms and cuisses. These were designed to be constructed quickly, not to be strictly authentic in form. It was made over a 4 day period based on shrunk patterns from the days working as Valerious Armouries, two of which were just evenings after work. The vervelles, greaves and sabatons were made later to complete the look.

Exhibited: Feb. 10 2023-Feb. 29 2024 Orange County Historical Museum Hillsborough NC


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