I'm actually finished with this project, believe it or not. It was a very quick project... everything worked out!!! (Seriously, when does that ever happen? LOL)
This will be used in a Medieval play I'm involved in... sometime this Spring, I think.
It's a cross between the real costume that Eowyn wears in the Lord of the Rings:
...and the Simplicity pattern (4940) version:
I used an old pillow case and a sheet. Sounds weird, I know, but I LOVE how this costume turned out!
Costumers Guide: http://www.costumersguide.com/shieldmaiden.shtm
Maggie's version: http://www.costumersguide.com/maggie_costumes/my_sm.html
Katherine's version: http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/shieldmaiden.html