May 2013

Question by Ceit: Where can I find an elven-looking headdress?
I’m trying to find an elven-looking headress for a Renaissance fair. The official ones from Lord on the Rings have been discontinued. HELP ME!

Best answer:

Answer by Scott P
Do you read Renaissance Magazine? It’s loaded with ads from makers of all sorts of items for faires. Their web site also has a section of links to makers of everything from bodices to armor.
Their links page: http://www.renaissancemagazine.com/links.html

There’s always eBay, too, but you just have the luck of the draw there. Of course, if you’re looking specifically for LotR items that are discontinued, that may be your only option. Good luck!

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Cool Renaissance Costume images

by admin on May 16, 2013

Check out these renaissance costume images:

Renaissance Faire 2009
renaissance costume

Image by Parker Knight

Renaissance Faire 2009
renaissance costume

Image by Parker Knight

Renaissance Faire 2009
renaissance costume

Image by Parker Knight

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Question by Klakman: Is it possible to bring a katana (Japanese Sword) from Japan to America?
I’m going to Japan this summer and I thought it would be cool to get a katana (Japanese Sword). Is it possible to take one on a plane in your suitcase? Please Respond!

Best answer:

Answer by Nicholas S
My brother-in-law was stationed there a couple years ago and I think he had to ship his.

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Cool Renaissance Wear images

by admin on May 6, 2013

Some cool renaissance wear images:

Knight circa 1290 to 1330 AD
renaissance wear

Image by One lucky guy
Posing outside the pavilion of some friends that happens to match my colors by no small coincidence.

Despite my forboding about the weather, the heavens smiled upon us this past Saturday. Perfect weather really, so I got a chance to go full-bore on the kit except for the great helm. I really enjoy reenactment events. Nobody cares if you draw your sword and wield it for patrons as I am doing in this photo.

This comment on reenactment events may seem rhetorical. My point is to contrast them with Renaissance Festivals where security guards affectionately known as "the white shirts" will descend upon you with walkie-talkies blaring should you dare to draw steel within the festival grounds. I have been chastized plenty in the past. Yes, I am a bad boy; always wanting to whip my sword out:)

That paternoster with the coral red beads on my belt is the latest addition to the kit; the medieval ancestor of modern rosary beads that would have been worn as display of religious devotion by all classes in the middle ages.

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A few nice roman sword images I found:

Roman Portraits from Aphrodisias ( Aphrodisias’tan Roma Portreleri )
roman sword

Image by halilgokdal
3. Bust of man with sword-strop. From "Hadrianic Baths". Late first century AD.
( Kılç kayışlı erkek büstü. Hadrionus Hamamları’ndan. MS 1. YY sonu.)

Tree
roman sword

Image by jimgrant

Night
roman sword

Image by jimgrant

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