When I said I wanted a new robe to wear to rituals as a Yule present, my partner obviously had a slightly different idea of what the perfect ritual robe should look like. He suggested one like those in the picture to the right
It is called a Space Rug. It is made of fleece blanket material, comes in black, white or brown and is intended as a dressing gown - although it looks just like the kind of thing a Jedi Knight might wear.
Actually, I think it is quite cool - as a dressing gown. But my search for a drop-dead-gorgeous robe that I won't feel embarrassed wearing to pagan rituals continues.
Also, thanks very much to Aelwyn, who sent me a message saying: "Heya...not to just pimp my friend, but check out Mackellar's Haven at their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hamilton-ON/MacKellars-Haven-Quality-Costuming-and-Garb/8633705961
I've had a look and Mackellar's Haven certainly makes some lovely items of costume, but I couldn't see any ritual robes on the site. To be honest, there seems to be something of a lack of ritual robes around. Most of what I see are actually gothic dresses or very plain, basic robes that don't excite me that much.
As before, I'd welcome links to shops that do sell them.