Okay, I ran some searches trying to find a thread on this and found nothing.
I'm planning ahead for the Renfaire in September. I've promised to take my little brother (he'll be in 5th grade, but he's a little guy), and I want to make a costume for him. I've only used store-bought patterns to make my own clothes, but I've found nothing I like through my usual sources (Simplicity, McCalls, Butterick).
Does anyone know of a Renaissance-style or fantasy-style bandit/pirate costume pattern for a late elementary kid? Alternately, is there a good book on creating patterns or any ideas on creating a costume? I've been sewing for some years now and my sewing skills are good (so long as it's not a Vogue pattern) , so I'm open to any suggestions. Thanks