I made an interesting find at Westercon this weekend. Pendragon Costumes has a series of superhero-inspired renaissance-style leather doublets…including this one.
It’s part of a series called the Queen’s Chamber of Champions, and represents the Red Knight, Master Flashman. He is (of course) the Queen’s swiftest courier.
Others in the series include the Blue Knight, Supreme Protector of the realm; the Green Knight, master of the royal beacons; the Batman-inspired Black Knight; and the Spider Squire. There were also women’s outfits inspired by Wonder Woman and Supergirl.
The series isn’t listed on the Pendragon Costumes website, and they mainly sell them at events, but you can order them by description. (And hey, if you’re feeling extremely generous and want to order one for me, the standard size fits. 🙂 ) They’re also available without the sleeves to wear as vests.
Westercon is a general science-fiction/fantasy convention that travels around the west coast of the US and Canada, held July 4 weekend in a different city each year. This year, Westercon 63 was held in Pasadena and combined with the filk convention Conchord 23 to form Westerconchord.
Update: I’ve finished my write-up of the con.
Verily, that’ surprising. I suppose a doublet makes sense for a series so obsessed with twins.
I want that sooo bad. But the pricing is almost 300 dollars. I can’t justify paying that much.
Well, all of Pendragon’s doublets & bodices are hand tooled and dyed. This makes them works of art, lovingly crafted by their Tooling Master; Jerry. The time and artistry of each piece makes each individual and personal. He will even take the time to make minor modifications or even original work for a slightly higher fee. The doublets do well at any convention, Faire or clubbing event. I should know; I work and play in Pendragon Leathers.
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That is probably the coolest thing I seen in well ever. Now I just need to justify buying one to the wife 🙂
Get her one of the women’s outfits as a gift. Then tell her you got yours to along with hers 😉