I thought a nice thick linen, dyed to the burgandy purple we see above. Plus I fee linen will have that nice worn in feel that his robe has. Whitney Evans, our elf ear costumer from the Ohio Renaissance Festival, has decided to help me create the robe. First thing, sketch time!
The Under Robe
Made by our friend Whitney, the under robe is dyed linen with red bias tape trim. I mixed red, purple and a touch of black when dying it. I had some issues with the color not being even, but then I thought that Allanon’s robe would be pretty weather worn, so I figured it would be ok.
Thanks so much to Tandy Leather Nashville for sponsoring the leather parts of this costume! Also our local store manager Keven for being so cosplay friendly. He will be teaching panels at Dragoncon, so be sure to look him up!
Because of this, he is enigmatic and secretive; he appears only when needed, passing decades in a form of suspended animation called Druid sleep. He often calls on the aid of the Ohmsford family, the inheritors of the magic of Jerle Shannara, yet he is never completely honest with his companions. His words, which are few, are clouded in half-truths; his friends are always on a “need-to-know” basis. Some think he was the greatest of the Druids and the last Druid of the 2nd order.
In The Sword of Shannara, Allanon is described as “the mysterious wanderer of the four lands, historian of the races, philosopher and teacher, and practitioner of the mystic arts.”