It was a beautiful day last Saturday, so John and I went out to Red Bluff at Black Rock in Victoria for a bit of an impromptu photoshoot by the beach. I’d never been there before and the rocks and view absolutely blew me away. I felt like I was in a fairy tale.
Last week I had to stay home sick from work and I figured, when is there a better time to work on a new project?? So behold, a short renaissance houppelande with scalloped dagging on the sleeves. It’s made from blue wool, purple upholstery velvet and lined with a black and blue floral brocade. I also think the little square buttons are super cute. I only wish I had about 10 more to add to it.
All up this project took me about 11 hours to make and it’s probably the most professional looking thing I’ve ever produced. Needless to say, I’m a bit proud of myself.
Also, bonus blue leather belt with hand stamping and renaissance buckle and decorated hat, both of which I made the weekend before. I’m so happy to be feeling inspired enough to make things again!
A few weeks ago at Swordcraft I ran with The Blades of the North, a Norse inspired warband. I finally got a good chance to pick up my bow and arrows again as well as play around with a Calimacil Dane Axe. Needless to say, it was a LOT of fun.
I made the blue dress and dark blue hood in a bit of a rush, but the rest of the outfit is made up of some awesome stuff from Mytholon:
This past weekend I spent my time with a company of wonderful 15th century reenactors called the Company of the Phoenix, who are a group of incredibly friendly, funny and passionate people. Through their generosity, I got to learn so much from them and experience my love for all things medieval in a whole new way. I am just so, so greatful for the experience that I have had and want to thank the wonderful owners of Make Your Own Medieval for their kindness and generosity.
Here I am wearing my brand new handmade hood by The Crowned Heart, hanging out outside of our encampment.
Hello my dearest internet pals! Do you have any questions for me? Ask me anything! I’m going to do a sit-down larp makeup and AMA video and I want to know what you want to know about me! So #asklarplife!
Working on a comparison and review of two chainmail mantles. Here I’m wearing the Epic Armour Chain Mantle to the Swordcraft LARP battle game in Melbourne, Australia. You can clearly see I take my filming and YouTube career very seriously….. #jk