April 2013

what kind of bra do i wear under my corset?

by admin on April 30, 2013

Question by Casandra: what kind of bra do i wear under my corset?
my boyfriend bought me a corset offline to wear to the Renaissance fair and it doesn’t have a built in bra. i’ve tried a strapless bra, but i still look flat chested. i don’t know what to look for.help?

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Answer by Kassandra
Did your boyfriend buy a corset or a bodice? They are 2 different things.

With a corset, specially if it is an overbust, you do not need a bra, as the busk and the stays will push up your breasts. If it is an underbust, you may or may not use a bra, but I recommend that you do.

With a bodice, you need a bra because bodices have no support system of their own. Any bra that you usually wear will suffice.

“i still look flat chested”. Sorry to say this, but if your breast are small to begin with, a corset or a bodice will not make you look like Pam Anderson.

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How can I clean up an old katana blade?

by admin on April 27, 2013

Question by matt_of_asia: How can I clean up an old katana blade?
I got a katana from a friend of mine and it is steel. -Unsharpened probably a tourist thing but I like it. I think it needs some cleaning but I am afraid to use steel wool. What kind of things or substances would you recommend to clean up a beautiful katana that is a bit neglected?
I checked out the website Mothra sent me. Its very good. Now I have determined that yes, mine is indeed a touristy imitation unfinished (no edge- it couldnt cut butter) display sword. It looks scary, but is no more harmful than a light baseball bat! Which is ok. It still looks cool. I cant complain- it was a gift! Now I just need to see if I can buff it up so it looks shiny and figure out an appropriate display in my apartment… The fine grain sandpaper will be coming out! Next I need to figure out if I can afford the time to take kendo in Taichung.

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Answer by MOTHRA LEO
Hi Matt, how IS your vacation coming along?? Anyways, you might be interested in the links below. Here are some advices on care and maintenance for your katana blade (according to the links below, and which I condense here):

1.) Get yourself a sword-cleaning kit.
2.) Display/put in an area out of direct sunlight.
3.) The less moisture, the better. Zero moisture is preferred.
4.) Coat lightly with oil (choji oil) for regular storage. For long-term storage, thicken the oil-coat.
5.) Avoid leaving fingerprints on the blade.
5.) Try using a pencil eraser for stains.
6.) If pencil erasers are ineffective against the stains, use wet sandpaper with very fine grit (600-900.) Technique for sanding is inside the second link.

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Cool Renaissance Clothing images

by admin on April 26, 2013

A few nice renaissance clothing images I found:

Ren Faire 2011
renaissance clothing

Image by Graffiti Photographic
A Day at the Bristol Renaissance Faire 2011

Ren Faire 2011
renaissance clothing

Image by Graffiti Photographic
A Day at the Bristol Renaissance Faire 2011

Ren Faire 2011
renaissance clothing

Image by Graffiti Photographic
A Day at the Bristol Renaissance Faire 2011

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Question by : What are some good horse halloween costumes?
I need to pick coordinating halloween costumes for my horse and I for Halloween this year. He’s a bay. Also need to know how or where to get it! (Or make it) thanks!

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Answer by Sarra
Go as a jockey? Wear white jodhpurs, a silk/satin long sleeve blouse and a black vest over the blouse so only the sleeves of the blouse are seen. Your horse can wear a black saddle pad with a large white number on it, his bridle (not double bridle) and saddle. And carry a crop like the jockeys do.

Not very creative, sorry!

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Question by Mike: What is the name of the game played with three sticks?
One of the sticks has tassels on each end, and the object is to keep the tasseled one spinning. You can see them in the Free Credit report song based in the renaissance fair

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=48153712

You can see a guy in the background with them. Please Help!

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Answer by Rpm
i cant remember the name but they are a type of juggling apparatus not really a game

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