Peter's sleeveless tabard is a deep, rich red velvet.
The front and back hem is a pointed V shape, with splits in the
sides up to the belt and at the back. The hem, front and back, is
edged in about a two-inch binding of yellow/gold fabric (perhaps
velvet itself, by the weight?).
The design of the rampant golden Lion is embroidered on the
front in the same color of golden yellow, facing towards Peter's
sword hand. Check out all of the fabulous rampant lion templates
Under the tabard, Peter wears a long-sleeved mail coat laced up the
front with leather lacings. The hooded coif comes to a point in the
front. The shirt and coif have three rows of gold links on the outer
edges. He also has leggings of chain mail, under which he wears the
brown hose of his camp clothes.
On his upper body, Peter wears plate armor mostly on his right side,
the side not protected by his shield. His pauldrons have four lames
(plate layers) each, held together by steel rivets. In the middle of the
lowest lame is a gold medallion. The highest lame on his right side extends
straight upward from his shoulder about 1 1/2 inches. The vambraces on the
lower arms are full-circle, wrapping all the way around the arm. He has
red leather gloves, but the right glove is covered with small steel plates,
while the left glove (holding the shield) is bare. His legs are girded with
greaves for his shins and sabatons for his feet. The greaves have a gold
medallion in the kneecap area.
All the plate armor is edged in gold and etched in places with "bands"
of tiny oak leaves (Peter's motif). The plates have been worked to form
smooth, veinlike lines on the pauldrons, vambraces and greaves. The straps
that buckle the plates in place are red leather with gold buckles.
When riding, he wears a
basinet-style helm with a folding visor. The visor has holes so he can breathe
and leaves a small space for him to see through when it is down. Also, it appears
that the helmet (or at least the visor) is lined with smooth red material, probably
leather. The basinet has a ridge running from the center of the forehead to the back
of the neck. In the center of the forehead is gold bar extending from the gold edging
surrounded by etched oak leaves. The etching wraps around the helmet and meets in the
back with a gold medallion.
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Peter wears the red maroon belt, given him by Father Christmas with his
sword, over the tabard. It's buckled, the remaining length being flipped underneath
itself and then into the loop thus made. The sheath is hung from the
belt by two leather straps hanging from gold hooks and wrapped around the sheath.