Intercon is just two days away. Friday night is my first game, A Question of Faith, in which I play a historian (I have spent days trying to explain what Intercon and LARPing are mostly to get either blank expressions or people thinking it is some kinky sex thing). The costuming hint was that robes would work for pretty much everyone.
Monday, I had my hubby measure from shoulder to shoulder. I added a couple of inches, took out the crappy white fabric of D00M, and cut all the way down the fabric to make it about 23-24 inches wide. I then folded it in half width-wise and cut nearly all the way up the front. Then I folded it in half length-wise (so there were 4 layers), and made a very small quarter circle cut for the neck.
I have spent 2 days pinning and hand-sewing the garment. Last night I marked for eyelet placement, made my little snippets, placed eyelets and hammered.
I got done and put it over my head. "It looks like a cleric's robe," said the hubby.