Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Attempting a grim/foreboding countenance.  I...I'll practice. 
Much excitement!  Chain mail was found at a decent price in my wanderings of the internet, along with a cap to wear underneath so my hair doesn't get stuck in the rings (important).  With this, I'm one step closer to the holy grail guardian knight I aspire to as a costume this year.  I'm thinking I'll just make the tunic and applique a giant red crusader's cross on the front.  Might have to find some gloves of some kind.  Maybe a coat or shoulder pads?  The plan is to be fully outside, though the porch will (hopefully) be walled off a bit from the elements.  But from past experience, it does get awfully cold.  So I'll be grateful for the extra padding.  The only minor issue so far with the chain mail (and accompanying cap) is that it does muffle quite a bit of sound.  I'm not sure if there's a fix for this--I may just have to make do.  I'm also on the lookout for a respectable beard and eyebrow wear.  I'm planning on sitting probably behind the table, so I don't need to worry too much about boots or anything.  And I'll have a whole display that should hopefully sell the atmosphere.  Oooh...just had a thought. I could grab a bunch of large goblets from the d.i./thrift store and spray paint them gold, adorn with jewels to do a grail display, fill the porch up a bit.  Maybe glue them down to some planks though, or the wind/kids would just be constantly knocking them over.  Hmmm...will meditate on this...

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