This is my current costume of Väinämöinen, The central character of the Kalevala, as I wore it at Elfia 2017, Haarzuilen in the Netherlands. The costume is made mostly from scratch except for the trousers and socks (both I still want to replace)
It turns out I forget to take pictures when I'm walking on a terrain filled with so much awesomeness, so this picture wasn't taken at Haarzuilen, but in a park near my home, two days after Elfia.
So, I'll admit, I still have to work both the Vaka and the Vanha into this costume; I need to tidy some things up, I want to give it a few more details, need to make some corrections to the shoes (one of them has fallen apart once , luckily nothing a quick repair couldn't fix) and I want to create a few more little trinkets to carry along with it. Still, I guess overall I could have done worse for a first try