need a cloak instructable

So I was cruising (or surfing) Instructables, and I stumbled upon this instructable Making a Viking Cloak-pin.

It is a great Instructable, so I searched to find a Instructable on how to make a cloak to go with my newly made cloak pin.

but I didn't find one.

I guess my main point is, can someone please make an Instructable on making a cloak?

preferably not a star wars cloak.


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yutzwagon8 years ago
I'm bringing this ancient thread back to life. Also, RocketScientist2015's link 404'd.
caitlinsdad9 years ago
Lots of hits when you search "Viking cloak". It seems there are a lot of SCA(Society of Creative Anachronism) type groups that really research and make period costumes like for the Renaissance and such. There is even a Viking Handbook which details the materials and proper wearing of a Viking cloak. Who knew that what the cloak is made of and the design signifies your rank in society, but that goes back to ancient civilizations. The cloak is just a piece of rectangular or square material fastened at the shoulder with a cloak-pin. One of those sites shows the proper measurements. Good luck.
rocksalt2342 (author)  caitlinsdad9 years ago
really? sounds pretty simple.
Kiteman9 years ago
Bump. (I'm guessing something made from an army blanket would be most appropriate.)
rocksalt2342 (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
why do you think that?
It's the heavier, coarser fabric - possibly more "authentic" when worn with a Viking cloak-pin.
rocksalt2342 (author)  Kiteman9 years ago
ah, good thinking.
One tries...
bumpus9 years ago
Might want to ask RocketScientist2015, he's into that kinda stuff.