Beyond SHERWOOD Forest

By ieva on September 10th, 2020
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Armor: Light
Color: Green
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Robin Hood is a legendary heroic outlaw originally depicted in English folklore and subsequently featured in literature and film. According to legend, he was a highly skilled archer and swordsman. In some versions of the legend, he is depicted as being of noble birth, and in modern retellings he is sometimes depicted as having fought in the Crusades before returning to England to find his lands taken by the Sheriff. Traditionally depicted dressed in Lincoln green, he is said to have robbed from the rich and given to the poor.

Through retellings, additions, and variations, a body of familiar characters associated with Robin Hood has been created. These include his lover, Maid Marian, his band of outlaws, the Merry Men, and his chief opponent, the Sheriff of Nottingham.

In Robin Hood and Maid Marian (Child Ballad 150, perhaps dating to the 17th century), Maid Marian is "a bonny fine maid of a noble degree" said to excel both Helen and Jane Shore in beauty. Separated from her lover, she dresses as a page "and ranged the wood to find Robin Hood," who was himself disguised, so that the two begin to fight when they meet. As is often the case in these ballads, Robin Hood loses the fight to comical effect, and Marian only recognizes him when he asks for quarter.

Today I show a little cosplay, a little history. - my Maid Marian accompanied by Robin Hood.
Robin Hood as a character was not so interesting for me. So I created a look for Maid Marian, where she dresses as a page and as a noble degree. The page look could also work as Robin's gender bender ((unfortunately she can't use a bow).
The armor color scheme is based on Lincoln green (is the color of dyed wool cloth that used to come from Lincoln, England, a large cloth city in the high middle ages).

I hope you like the two heroes

Used armor:
Maid Marian
Robin Hood
============== Apparently the page still doesn't work properly, can't use colors / armor parts tool at the moment========================
In collaboration with morv ( as a Robin Hood


Your looks are always so good! This one suits the theme perfectly.
2020-09-11 4:45

Thank you. It is nice to read this!
2020-09-11 14:25 in reply to MadEnigma

Fashion Guru
Great background info as well as beautiful screenies. That green is perfect.
2020-09-25 5:07

Thank you!
2020-09-27 16:58 in reply to shopaholic