Well, I and Vilhjalmr recently went to a renfaire to release our pent-up badass energy by looking awesome. I have a few pics; mind you, they are quite large, so those with crappy internet/small screens, go die.
And here they are:
Me in my year-long project. I made the helm in the last week. If you cannot tell, I am a soldier from about 1407, in England. All the clothes are hand sewn and lined:
Vilhjalmr in his Viking garb, wearing his week-old costume, the helm I made him, the shield I own, and New Balance sneakers:
And a group photo. Those are our sisters, if anyone cares to know, being (from the left) a medieval-esque female, a Viking, and a 1400s merchant's daughter:
It's one-of-a-kin, handmade at an annual medieval fair we have here, in Horsens - by a company called Arms & Armoury. I've personally never heard of them before, but the work looks solid so far - waiting for close-ups to verify.
really nice pics here.
cant say i have any pics to share...yet.
but as soon as im old enough il join http://www.frilansene.no/marginlist.aspx?ID=78&Key=History the freelancers!
and then itl become pics, allright!
Okay, this is me at the Nordcon 2004.
Now, most of the stuff is simply bought - I just don't have the time anymore to do stuff myself; plus, unlike some of my friends, I'm rather a drawing artist and lack the skills to craft equipment (and the time/will to learn them). It took me about 3 years to collect it all, as I'm kind of picky. But in the end, I was all the more proud of what I had gathered.
Currently, I have ordered a new custom made tabard (can't wait to try it out; the tailor told me it'll be ready in December). Also, I now own a set of shoulder pauldrons, and the picture above is missing my bastard sword (blunt spring steel) as well.
I can post new pictures as soon as the tabard is completed, as I have also lost a lot of weight and got myself a small beard, so it's about time to update my small gallery.
Edit: My Viking/Norman/Rus Impression is shaping up, I'm sewing the over-tunic from gray wool. In an untraditional move, I'll have to wear my mail between my two tunics, since the mail is rather long and 2/3 sleeve length.
I also have a nice piece of blue wool for a cape to go with my nice new cloak pin, but I can't decide if I need to fix the shape of it to fit.