Monday, August 9, 2010

~Medieval Tournament Part 2~

 ~Don't make me draw my sword...


~It was fun pretending to jab at the photographer!


 ~Yes, I borrowed the sword from my brother and it is a wee bit too large!

~I made the maps a few years ago as a school project. I'm a lady in need of a good map. I get lost in the grocery store sometimes.

 ~My necklace and earrings from Les Dissonances!
~Companionship on the lonely vigil...



~I decided it was about time I made something for myself after all the sewing I'd been doing for the rest of the family! So I skipped the family pennant (It was going to take too much time) and made myself a pair of "arm braces" and a pouch to go with my dress. I think it turned out more "elven-ish" than medieval, but, it was fun anyways.

~I'll be trying to get some more pictures of the rest of the family over the week!


17 comments:

Sereina said...

How neat! Love all of the photos.

Much love,
Sereina

Brad said...

Is that a real sword?

Good pictures.

musingsbymarie said...

How pretty! I love your entire outfit. Especially the lovely color of the dress. I think the arm braces look great too.

Justice Pirate said...

Simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My one sister-in-law would love you. She collects swords and got married dressed as maid marian. hehe. this is just too pretty for words!!!!!!!!

Atlanta said...

So beautiful! Great pictures!

Did you make the dress?

Lauren said...

Thanks everyone, I had a great time with this outfit, and the tournament was amazing! Everyone put so much effort into it...

Brad,

Yes - the sword is real. But it is mostly dull, except for the tip.

Victoria,

How interesting! I'd love to "meet" her sometime!

Atlanta,

Thanks! I did not make this dress actually, I found it at a second hand store when I was thirteen - and its been my "elf/medieval" dress ever since! I think it originally belonged to a theater group actually, it was hand sewn but has some professional tags.

Thanks again everyone!
~Lauren

SisterlyLove said...

Ooooh! you look like Maid Marian! you should submit your post in Amanda Beth's Maid Marian Fashion Week next time she does it!
here is last years posts...
http://amandabethonline.blogspot.com/search/label/Maid%20Marian%27s%20Wardrobe%20-%20A%20Medieval%20Fashion%20Event
it was SUCH a blast!!
aimee

à la Modest said...

Too cool! I noticed the sword first and those arm braces next! My brother used to own a set of samurai swords (for display) when he was living in CA, but he decided to sell them and not bring the swords on the plane when he moved to VA. Those things would've not been welcomed at the airport!

I like the pouch, too (way cooler than a fanny pack). The entire outfit does look elvish, but I LOVE it!

Lulu and the Locket said...

your photos are so much fun, they have a lovely warm feel to them! Aren't you a Maid Marian beauty - love your blog! xx

Lauren said...

Rachel,

Thanks! I was really into Samurai stuff once upon a time too, though I never owned any katana!

Lulu, Thanks for the complement! I really love photography, and so does my sis who took the pictures, I'll pass along the praise to her as well...

~Lauren

Sandra said...

Hello Lauren !

It's a real pleasure to see these pictures of you and Les dissonances jewels !!

I hope you like my creations ! :)

Sandra, Les dissonances

Slanelle said...

What a nice way to wear the Les dissonances necklace! It looks really pretty!

Lauren said...

Sandra -

Your creation is lovely! Thanks so much, I've been intending to send you an email with some pictures and my thanks! :)

Slanelle -

Why thank you! It lent itself so perfectly to my outfit, I really like wearing it that way!

~Lauren

SisterlyLove said...

OH!! *going into ecstasies* I just HAD to write another comment cause this is just too beautiful!! Gorgeousness! I love medieval clothes! I love the details on everything! Well done!
Marguerite

Lauren said...

Marguerite - Thanks again! I'm so glad you enjoyed them! It was a LOT of fun, one of the best "fun photo shoots" in a long time...

~Lauren

Rosie said...

So very medieval :)
And I love the arm guards that you made, very creative.

Do you mind my asking where you got your sword (or rather where you brother did :), I got mine from the Renn Store, but am always on the lookout for good swords.

Thanks for letting me know about the post Lauren.....
~Rosie

Lauren said...

Rosie,

Hmmm, I'm not actually sure where the sword is originally from! We bought it from a man who had in turn bought it somewhere else! Wish I knew though...

~Lauren

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