So, we're back on planning our Costume Con costume. (For 2017). I'm thinking of slapping this under historical interpretation again since I liked the challenge of giving it a historical context.
Now, my intentions of giving this a historical basis is turning into a research project to justify the fashion choice into the fixed timeline I've allocated to this costume.
There might have been a fist pump when I discovered the historical basis for the shield might be perfectly accurate both within the cannon of the source material and the timeline of reality.
I love it when a plan comes together!