The rogue is one of the most popular classes to play in Dungeons and Dragons. This sneaky and versatile character takes to heart the skills of stealth and dexterity. In addition, this character class can be split into at least three subtypes: thief, assassin, and arcane trickster. Here at Medieval Collectibles, we hope to help you figure out how to dress up as a rogue from Dungeons and Dragons. We look at the possible clothing, armour, accessories, and weaponry options available through the lens of a possible thief or assassin-style rogue. Your characters look can vary depending on their race and background.
When dressing as a rogue, the first thing to look at is the clothes. These provide the basis for any outfit. Some more versatile pieces are preferable. For example, wearing a pair of Medieval Hosen with the Alex Cotton Shirt with Eyelets provides a great base. The Ladies Hooded Elven Tunic with its hooded style makes a great top for a woman.
Speaking of hoods, hooded cloaks are ideal choices for rogues. The hoods help to conceal the face of a would-be thief or assassin. Also, the cloak itself hides weapons and other necessary gear. Thus, the Aaron Canvas Cloak or the Mens Elven Cloak would make a great choice. If you chose to wear a hooded top, then a cloak without a hood could also work.
Completing the Clothing Layer
A pair of shoes, gloves, and a belt work well to finish off the look. A rogue will need versatile boots or shoes that work in a variety of circumstances. After all, stealth and dexterity are the name of the game for rogues. That being said, if you are dressing up as a rogue, you probably won’t need the level of stealth in real life that your character would require in D&D. We offer different boots that work for many rogue aesthetics such as the Jackboots by Haddocks and the Prescott Jackboots.
Let’s move on to gloves. Gloves will cover a rogue’s hands to a certain degree. How much they cover will be up to you. Depending on whether you want your gloves to cover your fingers or not, they can allow for greater dexterity or concealment. The Thief Leather Gloves are an ideal example of gloves that don’t block access to the fingers. This style of glove would be one that allows for greater dexterity over concealment.
You can also easily add a leather belt to your rogue outfit for a bit of practicality and style. For example, the Luthor Leather Double Belt has a pair of small belts as well as some D-rings at the bottom for attaching a variety of gear.
If you plan to dress up as a Dungeons and Dragons rogue, you may wish to wear armour. The armour for a rogue should be either lightweight, highly mobile, or both. You can choose from steel or leather armour to cover different parts of your body. Whether you wish to protect your arms, legs, shoulders, or torso is completely up to you and your character. For example, the Blackened Lucas Bracers are great steel pieces for protecting the forearms.
If you were wanting leather armour, the pieces could be multi-functional. They could not only protect you, but also have other uses as well. For example, the Geralt Leather Greaves have a pocket as well as a place for keeping a LARP knife. Meanwhile, the Geralt Potion Holding Bracer has a potion bottle at the ready.
Potion bottles and other accessories are important to the skillful Dungeons and Dragons rogue. We offer a variety of potion bottles and holders. Whether you just need to take along a few bottles of poison or perhaps a magical potion, you can keep them in items like the Small Round Glass Bottle or the 3 Bottle Potion Pouch.
In addition to potions, you may have other gear like the Thieves Tools to help you in your clandestine activities. These tools work for both assassin rogues as well as thieves. Both character subtypes often have to make their way into locked and closed-off areas. The carrying case of the Thieves Tools could attach to the belt mentioned earlier.
If you want to carry other pieces of gear or coins perhaps, then a bag or two would be a good idea. If you have a lot of gear to carry, then you may wish to look at a belt with multiple attached bags like the Rickar Bag Belt. Another type of bag that a rogue may enjoy is a scroll bag like the Alrich Scroll Bag to carry maps or their devious plans.
While Dungeons and Dragons rogues are known for their sneaky ways, that doesn’t mean that they don’t know how to fight. A rogue should carry some type of weapon on them in case of combat. The choice of weapon depends on the characters background but will often be lightweight, quick to draw, and relatively easy to conceal. This is part of the reason for a cloak, especially when it comes to larger weapons.
Daggers are a popular choice for rogues. Thin daggers like the Wood Grip Main Gauche or the Poignard are sleek choices that would easily fit in with a rogue’s aesthetic. We offer similarly styled LARP daggers such as the Knightly LARP Dagger. Similarly speaking, throwing knives are another great option as they are small, thus easy to conceal, and allow for more nimble movements.
That being said, there are rogues who choose a larger weapon. You could choose to a wield a sword like the Deschaux Rapier or the LARP Geralt’s Steel Sword. Again, sleek swords fit in better with the stealthy style of a rogue more than a wider piece would. Even a crossbow like the Bernardo Crossbow is a possibility, even if not the most common choice.
From weapons to clothing and more, we have taken a quick look at how to dress up as D&D rogue. Those rogues wanting to dress up as their Dungeons and Dragons character, we offer a wide variety of options to choose from. Regardless of whether you prefer to be a thief, assassin, or a different subtype, any rogue should keep the skills of dexterity and stealth in mind.