Monday, February 20, 2012

Goal Set: Viking Costume by Halloween

So my goal is to complete a Viking costume by Halloween. Not one of those store-bought, plastic helmet with horns costumes. No, a decent personally-sewn, wool and leather and bronze and steel, (reasonably) historically-accurate Viking costume. I'm willing to make some concessions. I might run out of resources for a mail hauberk or helmet by my deadline, but I'm pretty sure I can get the average daily-wear outfit together by then.

The trick is to make as much of it myself as I can. So to that end, I've already made a few orders for supplies and instructional material. From time-to-time, you should see some updates on various parts of the project. So watch this space. In the meantime, you can look back for posts on some parts I already have together, like my battle axe, my sax, and the shield I made a couple of years ago.

So does this make me a LARPing geek? Yeah, probably. So what? Everyone's got their thing; at least I'm not wasting the money on crack. When complete, this should be a pretty awesome arts-and-crafts project.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Flame On!

If you were expecting a totally tearful, awfully awesome tribute to the greatness of Whitney Houston, sorry. You should be watching the Grammy's for that.

But you do get Vermithrax Pejorative, the greatest dragon of our age. So that's something, I guess.