Friday, May 15, 2009

BBC Robin Hood Character Costume Study Season 1 Part 7- Little John

Little John Costume Study
Robin Hood Season One
Little John, played by Gordon Kennedy, is known for his strength and stature. Everything about his costume makes him look strong and tough.

Little John's undershirt looks as though it could be made of knit. Almost like a t-shirt with the sleeves cut off. :)

He wears a basic tunic shirt like most of the gang.

Little John's jerkin is made of sturdy fabric and has silver studs along the neck and front opening:
The front is clasped together with chain links:
I can't tell what fabric it's made of:

Leather Coat
The costume designer said she found a leather for Little John's coat that looks like the bark of a tree.
Padded strips on the shoulders and along the neck and down the front with silver studs give him an extra tough look:

Padding is the same at the sleeves:
Here you can see the padding is also along the hem:

Little John wears a couple of hoods. The first looks as though it could be made of wool:

It fits like an ordinary cape, fastening at the throat with a tie:

The second looks like it's also made of wool but it connects under the chin, the hood is a circular piece, fits like a pullover hoodie/poncho:

Leather flask:
Pouch and belts and gloves:

That's it for Little John. :) I think the pictures explain a lot for themselves. There's so much detail in his costume, it's hard to describe. But I think it's pretty awesome. I love his leather pouch. I want to make some leather pouches one of these days when I get my hands on some leather.

1 comment:

  1. "I think you'll find that's not fully cooked!"
    Hee hee!
    Great job Anna! Little John is so cool!



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