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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.

-motorsk8er

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yutzwagon (author)2009-09-06

I'm bringing this ancient thread back to life. Also, RocketScientist2015's link 404'd.

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caitlinsdad (author)2008-10-12

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.

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rocksalt2342 (author)caitlinsdad2008-10-12

really? sounds pretty simple.

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Kiteman (author)2008-10-12

Bump. (I'm guessing something made from an army blanket would be most appropriate.)

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rocksalt2342 (author)Kiteman2008-10-12
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Kiteman (author)rocksalt23422008-10-12

It's the heavier, coarser fabric - possibly more "authentic" when worn with a Viking cloak-pin.

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bumpus (author)2008-10-12

Might want to ask RocketScientist2015, he's into that kinda stuff.

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