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Gawain from The Green Knight

Gawain and the Green Knight is a classic Arthurian tale. And like Arthur himself, the knights have been gaining new audiences as their tales are once again retold.  Written for the screen  by David Lowery and starring the incredible Dev Patel, the movie is billed as a fantasy retelling of an already fantastical tale. And one can only hope Gawain fares is well in the adaptation as in the original, green sash and all.

Gawain has a yellow cloak that can be reproduced with golden fabric, or a white capelet and Rit dye. Because this movie is stylized and not aimed at perfect historical accuracy, a set of fold-top leather boots (which are great in other cosplays) are also perfect for the costume, as well as a pair of black pants, a chain mail shirt, and a black tunic. A sword and scabbard can be slid into a a medieval belt and you’re ready for your own Arthurian adventure.

Marcus from Raised by Wolves

Marcus (played by Travis Fimmel) is one of the main characters of the HBO Max show Raised by Wolves.  He is a follower of the Mithraic faith, and eventually becomes the leader of a group of humans who have relocated to the planet Kepler-22b in order to escape an Earth ravaged by war.  Marcus finds himself in conflict with Mother, an android who was previously sent to Kepler-22b with Father and human embryos in an effort to begin populating the new planet.  Marcus’ clothing is tactical in feel and mostly white.  If you have some skill with a paintbrush, you could paint the Mithraic sun symbol onto a white tunic.  Otherwise, a Crusader costume will help evoke the same feel.  For a little extra detail, use an FX kit to recreate the scarring on the right side of Marcus’ face.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail King Arthur Character

King Arthur from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

King Arthur is the main character in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a comedy spoof of the Arthurian legend acted out and written by the comedy troupe, Monty Python. The king, played by Graham Chapman and his squire, Patsy, travel throughout England searching for people to join the Knights of the Round Table. He recruits men such as Sir Bedevere the Wise and Sir Lancelot the Brave on his quest. Arthur intends to lead the men to Camelot, but after a musical number, he decides against it. Then he is visited by God, who gives him the task to find the Holy Grail.

Altair from Assassin’s Creed

In Assassin’s Creed, Desmond Miles uses a machine called the Animus to control the actions of his genetic ancestor Altaïr ibn-La’Ahad. Altaïr must keep a low cover while assassinating ten Knights Templar, all while the Third Crusade rages in the background.