The robes of a monk are sketched. I planned to make the priest in
the play a cardinal, but the director wanted one costume for two brief
priest appearances. So the final costume is black.
I found no patterns for priest robes from the renaissance or the middle
ages. I don't think it was because they were so easy, but rather,
that the church did its own tailoring. The many portraits of
bishops, Popes, monks and saints show great variety in their clothing,
and great quality or work. El Greco's paintings were detailed
enough to suggest weave, texture and stitching styles on the
clothes. The picture below shows the hood from the side.
The lighting was low for all the back flash scenes. This actor
is much smaller than the one pictured. Our chief challenge was to
hem the sleeves to fit both men.