My costome was made from the pattern Simplicity 9887-B. Manta and her mother, a real priest I might add, made it and we just glued the red triangles on. The belt is just rope I bought at the downtown hardware store. I also had (but lost before we left) leather sandals I found on sale at Payless for $8. Underneath I'm wearing simple khakis and a white banded collar shirt. I also bought a red leather pouch while at the fair to compliment the costume.
My weapon is a flagpole I bought at Ames and I cut all the plastic rings off.
I learned my abilities during the festival games, making change, and our boss fight.