Dúnedain Ranger

The Lord of the Rings

Character: Dúnedain Ranger
Variant: Ranger garb
Debut: October 2008 / October 2013


The ‘Dúnedain Germany’ is a German costuming group which portrays the Ithilien rangers of Peter Jackson’s ‚Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy. This is a general description of the ranger garb.

Shirt, long vest and tabard

The shirt is made of an olive green cotton fabric. It has long sleeves, a low stand-up collar and a triagonal yoke. It closes in front with a small lacing.

The long vest is calf-length and made of a brown cotton twill. It has a V-shaped waist seam and closes in front with 5 pairs of laces.

The tabard is made of dark brown broadcloth wool. The tabard is slightly longer than knee-length. It’s open at the sides and has a V-shaped neckline and hem. The edges of the tabard are decorated with stripes of brown suede. It’s laced at the sides with 10 pairs of eyelets.

Leather jerkin, gorget, detachable sleeves

The brown leather jerkin has cotton inlets at the sides. There’re 5 pairs of brass rings and a dark brown leather cord to lace the jerkin at each side. The jerkin closes in front with the help of a leather cord which runs through a lot of eylets. There’s a gorget in brown fixed on top of the jerkin. It’s fixed in position by the front lacing of the jerking.

The detachable sleeves are made of brown leather. They have decorative stitching on top and are closed with a lacing.

Cloak, pants and boots

The full-length cloak is made of a dark brown wool blend fabric. The pattern of the cloak is a semicircle. It has a hood and closes in front with the help of two brass clasps and a thick leather strap. There’s a slit in the back for the leather strap of the quiver.

Brown pants and brown leather boots are worn with the costume.

Mask, belts and belt pouches

The shape of the mask is nearly triangular and is made of some left over fabric. The main belt has a Gondorian type of belt buckle, and there’s additionally a vertical belt fixed at the main belt. Several belt pouches and a pair of gloves are attached to the belt. 

Vambrace and quiver

The leather vambraces are made of embossed leather. The design is inspired by Aragorn’s resp. Faramir’s vambraces.

The quiver is made of leather with decorative leather stripes sewed on. There’s a fabric bag attached on top to protect the fletching of the arrows from rain etc. The strap is made of the same leather and closes with a Gondorian type of belt buckle.

Underbracer, vambrace and quiver

The underbracers are made of a soft, thin, dark brown leather. They extend over the forearm and the back of the hand. They are closed with the help of a lacing at height of the forearm. The part at height of the back of the hand is held in place with a small strip of leather.

The vambraces are made of leather and embossed with the swan of Dol Amroth (Mohmoh).

Sword, bow and arrows

A medieval sword replica in a brown leather scaffold at a separate belt are worn with the costume.

The dark brown bow is made of rattan.

The arrows are made out of wooden slabs, leather and pine and goose feathers.

Acknowledgement

  • Thank you, Móka, for making Mohmoh’s whole ranger garb and the leather parts of Peter’s ranger garb!
  • Andreas Kinder, thank you for the pictures!

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