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Witch Hunter Costume Revisted

Due to the overwhelming response of my earlier Witch Hunter costume post, I have decided to revisit this topic and go in-depth into making the costume as authentic as possible. Prepare yourselves warriors of Sigmar. The Empire depends on you and it is really gonna be taxing.

First up! The basic look of the Empire’s much vaunted Witch Hunters. As you can see from the picture above, courtesy of Warhammer Online, a Witch hunter costume. At it’s most base, is made up of several pieces of clothing. The look primarily revolves around medieval and renaissance time period, so for best effect. Look for clothings from this time period. You might also notice how the Witch Hunter kinda looks like a swashbuckler, so pirate costumes would work too. You have to be careful not to be overtly piratey though.

Basic Witch Hunter Look

1) Breeches / Hosens / Pants

2) Doublets / Vest /Shirt

4) Medieval BootsRenaissance Boots /  Pirate Boots / Misc / Alt

5) Leather Belt

6) Flintlock Pistol

7) Rapier

Ok, sure it would look like a Witch Hunter but I doubt it would impress. So let us throw in some armor and other accessories. I advise wearing the Duster first then put everything over it.

Medium Witch Hunter

1) Leather Baldrics

2) Leather Pauldron / Full Arm Armor

3) Duster Coat

4) Daggers /  Boot Dagger

4) Pilgrim Hat

If you really want to go all the way or you just have too much money to spent you can do a Witch Hunter decked out in his/her finest wargear.

Heavy Witch Hunter

1) Breastplate (Wear the Breastplate first and everything else over it)

2) Steel Pauldron (replace the leather pauldrons)

3) For final touches, get some purity seals and scrolls to hang over the armor.

The intricate carvings and designs are not replicated in this most financially ruining guide to a witch hunter costume, you have to find a local embroider/artist to get it done. This is a quick guide for those too lazy to maker their own costume from scratch so don’t expect it to be expected it cheap. Cheers!


5 responses

  1. eiji

    …yanno, you whfb-side folks are SO LUCKY when it comes to these things, ‘kaey. You can get a semi-decent to dang-good-looking *SOMETHING* replicated easily enough (no one said it’d be cheap, indeed) — or more cheaply but with a decently hefty slog involved.

    Unlike 40K. *grouches and grumps.*

    August 3, 2010 at 2:45 AM

    • Yea, I know. From bolters to chainswords you have to make it yourself but that makes it so much more awesome if you make your own costume from scratch. That is just brilliant if you ask me.

      August 4, 2010 at 12:01 AM

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  3. ken


    here is my attempt

    January 13, 2011 at 9:36 AM

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