I had the pleasure of attending a great new costuming symposium in the Midwest this last weekend: Figments and Filaments, in Independence, MO. It was certainly a long way from home, but worth the traveling. I've never been to Missouri, and I have plenty of friends in the Kansas City area who were more than … Continue reading Back from Figments and Filaments
I entered the historical reenactment costume contest over at Fabrics-Store.com, which has taken more of my money than I care to mention. Please, if you have the time...every day...for the next 16 days...to vote for my entries once per day, please do! http://fabrics-store.com/thestudio/index.php?r=photo/showbestphotos&q=&gallery_id=55012&profile_type=0
There's a great deal that I could say about what goes on behind the scenes at events. I'm unsure how in-depth other kingdoms go, but here in the East, we like to be rather grandiose with coronations. I've autocratted royal progress events before, but I've never really been apart of the research and development strike … Continue reading Operation: Whiter Shade of Pale. The Coronation of Brennan and Caoilfhionn and my journey to become a Vestal Virgin.
Let me tell you all how hard it is to paint very light gray hair. Also learned: Sometimes, your egg tempera medium just blows, and doesn't work well. I had a really rough time dealing with my yellow ochre and vine black pigments this project, and I'm unsure why. Apparently it could do with the … Continue reading Icon the Third.
Because of the impending doom, er, Coronation, I've been getting pinged a lot here in the East on how I tie my chiton and get my Roman clothing to drape properly. So, I made this handy dandy 10 minute vid to help explain my method, as well as give a brief look at my new … Continue reading Hot dang, another video!