"Night Watchman" Costume
With Robin out of town, Marian tries to do things on her own - with disastrous results...
This outfit is the same one that Marian sported in Season One, so I am including my previous notes...
"This ensemble consists of a dark leather top, which crosses over and buttons up the left front. The pants are made from a heavy "camo" fabric and have leather pieces on the inside legs for riding (don't know the right term for that style - I wasn't into horses! ;). The cape is floor length and is a green/tan color. It has a very full hood, piped in more brown leather which continues around the neckline and down the front edges. The cloak ties at the neck and is worn with dark green fabric over the lower half of the face and a brown leather mask over the top half, which is accented by a subtle raised design. The ensemble is completed with brown hide boots with silver buckles, fingerless leather gloves and whatever weapon the "Watchman" happens to be carrying - be it bow, staff or sword."
And a few new observations: The mask looks like it is held on with elastic, which has a brown ribbon or strip of fabric sewn to it. This gives it that "scrunchy" look. There also appears to be some interesting "embroidery" around each of the buttonholes on the jacket (which is constructed with the usual princess seams). Each buttonhole is piped in leather and there are three buttons at each wrist. We can also see the sleeves of her "Ribbon Chemise" from Season One peeking out in the first couple pictures, and can confirm that it is indeed "shirt length"; ending near the waistline.
Holy Lands Ensemble
It is up to Marian to save the King...
Marian's Season Two Finale ensemble is perfect for the concluding episode - she looks like a beautiful, white angel as she comes riding over the windswept desert. The outfit is made from a lightweight cream fabric, with a woven/raised design running vertically down the fabric in varying "stripe" widths. The "dress" has a deep scoop neckline that is trimmed with a silver ribbon and has small beads/crystals placed at 1/2" (or so) increments. There is a scalloped, white eyelet lace attached around the neckline.
The sleeves of the bodice are straight and fitted, cinched in slightly at each wrist with four fabric-covered buttons. The dress is seamed just under the bust line (the bodice piece gathers under the bust). The lower half of the dress hangs from the bust line to just under the knee and is fairly straight. It slits up the front, back and side to the hip, providing mobility. There does not appear to be any closure/opening to the dress. Underneath, Marian wears simple white "pajama" pants, which don't have the "stripe" weave and are a slightly lighter shade. She also wears a cream "sari" with a beautiful beaded, gold border. Altogether, this is the perfect ensemble to stay cool and lovely while chasing the "bad guys" around the Holy Lands...
Well...that concludes Maid Marian's Wardrobe! Thanks so much to everyone who has followed along! I know that all things have to come to an end eventually, but I do wish that somebody would make a line of clothes for Lucy Griffiths and keep producing new "Marian" designs for the next ten years. ;)
Screencaps from Robin Hood 2006