The East Responds to Her Majesty’s Sporting Challenge

Here’s the EK Gazette article on the Garb Challenge at Birka!

East Kingdom Gazette

Baronessa Maria Pagani and Baron Juan Xavier tribtue to the Patriots was a team effort.  It was a team effort. Pani Astrida Borowska made Maria's dresst. Lady Syele von Heidelberg made Juan's Wams and coif. Juan made the pants. Elvira Violante de Ballesteros made the red/white/blue cording. The coif slashes represent the team logo and the large “X” motif on the back of the Wams is both a play on my name, Xavier, and also makes him #10 on the team. Maria’s gown has elements drawn from a Patriots cheerleader uniform. Baronessa Maria Pagani and Baron Juan Xavier’s tribute to the Patriots was a team effort. Pani Astrida Borowska made Maria’s dress. Lady Syele von Heidelberg made Juan’s Wams and coif. Juan made the pants. Elvira Violante de Ballesteros made the red/white/blue cording. The coif slashes represent the team logo and the large “X” motif on the back of the Wams is both a play on my name, Xavier, and also makes him #10 on the team. Maria’s gown has elements drawn from a Patriots cheerleader uniform.

Her Majesty Avelina issued a garb challenge to the Kingdom for Birka to pick their favorite sports team and interpret their uniform as a medieval garment or outfit.

“So many of us are rabid sports fans and when we are playing medieval on the weekends, sometimes we can be found wearing our teams’ colors under our garb for warmth,” Queen Avelina wrote.  “I was…

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