Best Ren Faire costume for me?

peasant   0 votes - 0 %
bring out your dead collector   0 votes - 0 %
serf   0 votes - 0 %
wizard   0 votes - 0 %
hobbit   2 votes - 28 %
monk   0 votes - 0 %
friar   0 votes - 0 %
priest   0 votes - 0 %
leper   2 votes - 28 %
knight   0 votes - 0 %
who says Ni!   0 votes - 0 %
hermit   0 votes - 0 %
tourist   0 votes - 0 %
mundane   0 votes - 0 %
highlander   0 votes - 0 %
sheepfecker   0 votes - 0 %
some other Scot   0 votes - 0 %
WIPO   1 vote - 14 %
fool/jester   0 votes - 0 %
scribe   2 votes - 28 %
 
7 Total Votes
why do you think bob wants to buy a house ? by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 09:10:36 AM EST
easier to clean up and dispose of the bodies..

You off tomorrow ?

(and glad I'm not the only one who can't spell Hiassian's name right..)

No, I'm not expecting to be off by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 09:12:12 AM EST
I figured I'd shake things up here with a Thursday diary, declining readership requires desperate measures.


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A tunic, simple pants and maybe a belt... by atreides (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 09:25:30 AM EST
Easy to make peasant-like and fit any time period from late Rome to early Enlightenment... I'm sure a peasant wouldn't be at a wedding like the one they're having but I'm sure they'll make an exception in your case. Great thing about the tunic pattern is that if you make it longer, it's a dress so you have something for the females, too...

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

I thinking something like that by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 09:30:02 AM EST
I don't know if it would be cheaper to make or just buy, what with fabric prices. Maybe even a jerkin over a blousy tunic, and then an oversied goat skull codpiece over the breeches.


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I'm sure you could find a deal... by atreides (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 09:40:49 AM EST
...on some thin wool or thick muslin (depending on how warm it should be). Besides, you're not becoming a Ren Fest person anytime soon, are you? They only have to be good enough to work once or twice.

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

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I won't know until I try it by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 09:50:09 AM EST



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sign up for emails by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 08:34:30 AM EST
at JoAnns.com  They send out 40% and 50% off coupons all the time.

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I'll ask Mrs. Ha by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 08:40:42 AM EST
she usually gives them her email.


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not the store sign up by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 11:14:27 AM EST
the online sign up.

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Ah okay, already done by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #18 Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 11:29:26 AM EST
and I didn't buy a lot this time, some muslin, cloth measuring tape and a seam/hem ruler.


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Last time I made myself a costume for RenFesting by MartiniPhilosopher (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 10:25:15 AM EST
I took the knock-off jedi costume and did some superficial changes and became a desert nomad. It was fun freaking out some of the norms that year.

Whenever I hear one of those aforementioned douche bags pontificate about how dangerous [...] videogames are I get a little stabby. --Wil Wheaton.

It will be in the desert by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 10:37:00 AM EST
but I don't have a spare Jedi costume.

The glasses are such a pain, I could go as a scrawny executioner and wear a hood, but my fishbelly white phsyique would be too blinding.


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I wouldn't worry about it by MartiniPhilosopher (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 10:46:44 AM EST
Half the people who go there only emerge from their caves a few minutes before arriving. You'll be in fine company.

Whenever I hear one of those aforementioned douche bags pontificate about how dangerous [...] videogames are I get a little stabby. --Wil Wheaton.

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how to cut plexiglass by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 10:58:59 AM EST
That really depends on the type of plexiglass. The stuff I've worked with, in industrial settings, you cut with a jigsaw. The more brittle stuff is probably cut with a wire saw, or a router.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Ob DSL router joke by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 11:23:59 AM EST
it's the thinnest stuff, and there's lots of opinions on the net. I'll start with scoring with a glass cutter.

Then I have to figure out how to mount it to the frame, I was thinking of drilling holes and using wood screws.


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Rifles were mainly for snipers by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 10:02:55 PM EST
up to and through the Civil War. Muskets were standard issue until the 1870s. IHBT.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

You're forgetting rifled muskets by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 05:33:36 AM EST
after 1842, thanks to the minie ball, muskets became rifled, but you did touch on one of the author's main thesis, the two camps in the Army, one focusing on accurate long range aimed fire, the other on short range firepower.


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No, I didn't forget. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 06:36:01 AM EST
Rifled muskets are inferior in accuracy to the rifles of which I speak. Rifled muskets were common issue in the Civil War, *rifles* much less so.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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