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Eric Nower




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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jul, 2005 7:17 pm    Post subject: Ren. Fest. clothes         Reply with quote

Hello all,


OK some people go historically accurate and some don't......but it's all in good fun. So the question is: What's your costume? Posted is a pic of mom ,the girlfriend ,and me. Niether of theirs are accurate and mines kinda sorta 1300's'ish. Missing the right hoes and shoes and the fabric is just all wrong but knowing whats right and affording are 2 different things( besides I bought the outfit before I started reading articles on here Wink Happy ) But I'd love to see what every one else is wearing out and about these days. Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jul, 2005 8:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not too shabby for a nice day at the faire, Eric!

Here's a pic of my buddy John and me (I'm on the left) in some of that non-historic stuff at the Louisiana Ren Fest, 2004. It was fun... still made a bunch of pics, and wore some lipstick home. Wink



And one of just me...





I'm working on 3 highly historical ones at the moment... 11th C Viking, 13th C Templar, 16th C Knight. The Templar is furthest along... once finished, I'll post some pics of that one, too.

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jul, 2005 8:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My last time in uniform..............................



I may be wearing some of this to the Texas Ren. Faire later this year. I'll probably leave the armor at home!

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jul, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Patrick,
I'm in the process of thinking up a funny caption to go with your picture! Razz Laughing Out Loud

You guys all look great! I don't have just one costume. Most of the time, Mother Nature decides for me on what I'm gonna wear to the faire. I'm certainly not going in my full Musketeer ensemble if it's sunny and 85 degrees. Eek!

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jul, 2005 9:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick,

I used to live in Houston and would go to the TX Ren Fest every year. I've been in NYC now for 8 years and the Faire up here blows!! I make sure and take my vacation every year so I can make the last week of the one in TX.
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jul, 2005 10:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Marcos Cantu wrote:
Patrick,

I used to live in Houston and would go to the TX Ren Fest every year. I've been in NYC now for 8 years and the Faire up here blows!! I make sure and take my vacation every year so I can make the last week of the one in TX.


A friend of ours has a plane and he's offerd to fly us down there during the faire, along with his girlfriend. So we may be able to make a weekend of it.

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 3:05 am    Post subject: Re: Ren. Fest. clothes         Reply with quote

Eric Nower wrote:
Missing the right hoes Happy


*snip* Oh boy... Razz

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 3:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As cast members of the Va. Ren-faire, portraying Sir William FitzWilliam - Lord Deputy of Ireland and Lady Anne( Sidney) FitzWilliam.

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 5:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here´s me (on the left) with good friend Johan (yes, he is huge) at an event at Haute Koeningsburg with Companie of Saynte George a few years ago.
...and even today my armour is still not complete Blush
Great fun though!



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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 7:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My costume? Hm, most of it is on a way back to Poland (14th century pourpoint and hose) for refitting. Worried

So unfortunately I'm still walking around in my old kit. This is a photo from medieval tournament in Belgrade, Serbia that happened last month.



And a link to the gallery with more of the photos from Belgrade.

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mvucekovic/album?.dir=/130a


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 7:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some nice costumes in here!!

Sadly the only pictures ever taken of me in costume were by my ex-girlfriend, and those weren't very good pictures anyway.

The costume is very outdated, and put together before I knew anything about historical medieval clothing, so I'll be starting a new soon.
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 12:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some great stuff out there! Peter, your armour, and that of your friend, is fabulous!

I couldn't dig up a suitable dismounted pic (since I don't ride at Faire, needless to say), so this old one will have to do. I think it's about 20 years old! Big Grin

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 1:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's becoming increasingly clear to me that I need more good pictures of myself in armour.
Hopefully, I'll get a couple of nice ones when I go to the Kungelv medevial festival next week...

Until that time, one of my favourite pictures (mostly because its so absurd), from the Vinter training weekend this february... Granted, its not a faire, but a fighting event...
http://www.vestre-aker.gs.oslo.no/friknektene...C_0281.htm
I'm number three from the right; green surcoat, looking incredibly silly with a Improvised Anti-Reflection Device™ (aka a hood) over my helmet...

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 1:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

GOTTA get a digital camera if I can stop buying toys for a little while. Razz Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 2:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://curtisg.smugmug.com/gallery/625234/1/26548584/Large

This is what I presently wear to faire... Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 8:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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OK some people go historically accurate and some don't......but it's all in good fun.


Hi Eric,
I tend to have a less indulgent attitude when it comes to historic accuracy at historic-themed events. When people disregard accuracy past a certain point they simply promote ignorance, and this is a slippery slope that encourages other indiscriminate behaviors. Renaissance Faires are a perfect if unfortunate case in point; people who in one breath will say how they love history and the romance of bygone ages will in the next say with full conviction the most absurdly untrue things about historical events, people, and places.

I've always been against this because outside observers will tend to associate these behaviors with sword ownership and practice, and develop a bad impression of us as a community. I think it's incumbent upon us to be openly critical of lax authenticity -- and bad costuming, being the most immediately visible aspect of this, should be our most immediate target.
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've done all kinds of re-enactment in the past. I don't do any of it now.

But when I did, I had enough clothing choices to portray high renaissance nobility, German landsknecht soldier, English soldier, border reiver, Scotish Highlander, musketeer, 13th, 14th, and 15th century man at arms, 16th century knight, 15th century archer... and more.

Since you about Renaissance, however, here are a cuople photos of me as a ren noble that I already have on the 'net:

I'm on the right in both of these:



For more detailed photos and information regarding the amazing costume in the left-hand photo, please visit the site of my costumer, Lynn McMasters: 1590's Man's Elizabethan Court Costume

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 8:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ruel A. Macaraeg wrote:
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OK some people go historically accurate and some don't......but it's all in good fun.


Hi Eric,
I tend to have a less indulgent attitude when it comes to historic accuracy at historic-themed events. When people disregard accuracy past a certain point they simply promote ignorance, and this is a slippery slope that encourages other indiscriminate behaviors. Renaissance Faires are a perfect if unfortunate case in point; people who in one breath will say how they love history and the romance of bygone ages will in the next say with full conviction the most absurdly untrue things about historical events, people, and places.

I've always been against this because outside observers will tend to associate these behaviors with sword ownership and practice, and develop a bad impression of us as a community. I think it's incumbent upon us to be openly critical of lax authenticity -- and bad costuming, being the most immediately visible aspect of this, should be our most immediate target.


While I agree with you I've never seen a Renaissance Faire here in the US that that has anything approaching historical accuracy on the whole. So in and of itself the whole concept of the American Ren Faire is ahistorical.

And it is good fun. We're not curing cancer after all.

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 8:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would be fine with that, except that the Faires and many of their "Rennie" patrons market themselves as historical, host school days where they "educate" kids, etc. The Renfaire is becoming an institution of historic ignorance. If they were truthful about what they are, as one now-defunct local fair was in calling itself a "Fantasy Faire," I wouldn't be so ruffled about it. People want to have it both ways, and they don't have the right to.

Mind you, even the costumes I have are not exacting in their accuracy, but they are true to the aesthetics of their origin and do get it right by and large. That's all I really ask for -- a little respect for the cultures you presume to represent when you dress up. Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I happen to agree with you, Ruel. I would say, for me, the key is knowing one's level of historical accuracy and communicating it well to others.
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