New project: Medieval family!

June 26, 2012

So, I didn’t die yet. Still live and kicking (mostly just in my sleep, though).

I didn’t finish my druid costume yet – I have been working a little on it – small things here and there that wasn’t worthy of updating my blog with. At the moment, I don’t have the patience for all the little details I need to work with to get to where I want my costume, and I know that if I would try to do more on it right now, I wouldn’t be satisfied.

Instead, I’m taking a break from it, and instead starting a new project: Medieval family!

Every year in August, there is a big 2-day festival in Horsens, Denmark, with a medieval theme. There is music, food, vendors, sword fights, exotic animals and good atmosphere. It’s a yearly tradition for me to go there, which I’ve had for the past 6 or 7 years. Many people get very into it and dress up accordingly, including myself. Although my costumes haven’t been historically accurate, I still feel that you don’t get the full experience if you aren’t in character, sort of.

Usually, my parents, my sister and I meet up for the festival and spend a day there together. A few years, my sister borrowed one of my costumes, but now she can’t anymore, and for the past couple of years, I’ve been the only one in costume from my group.

This year, however, I am hoping to change it! Last year for my birthday, my parents gave me patterns that are made from historical finds, and I’m hoping that I will manage to make costumes for my whole family. I won’t make progress pictures, as I won’t have patience for it, but I will make pictures of the finished costumes, and put them up here. Maybe sometimes make a post on the progress.

What I’ll be making:

  • A full outfit for a middle class man (my dad)
  • A dress for a middle class woman (my mom)
  • A dress for a lady (my sister)

I have 3 costumes myself, so I won’t be making a new one this year. I think I’ll have enough to do as it is, hehe.

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