Because St. Martin had a habit of giving his cloak to the poor he only has half a cloak. It’s a fun story…Read about St. Martin of Tours here.
The silver/gray armor was bought, but the cloak is just a piece of red material. The “skirt” was hand made. I used a old belt, and leather-like material which was cut into strips to create this Roman apparel. Super-glue worked great for getting the two leather-like materials to stick together. The white under skirt was just a piece of white material.
I also create gold circles on the skirt strips.
I used a cap to make an indentation on the end of each flap, so I could use it as a guide to make them all the same size. Then I used gold fabric paint to make the gold buttons.

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  1. Wonderful! Our school celebrates Martinmas in the German tradition, and this is the perfect costume for our reenactment of the dividing of the cloak. I make a cloak and divide it in to two parts. I velcro the two halves together and at the big moment in the story, our Martin separates the two halves.

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