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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    I don't see that much around here, usually the Ren Faire people have the typical modern hand-made Ren-style shoes.

    What I do see all the time are modern glasses. Doesn't matter what period: Ren, Culloden, Victorian, WWI, WWII, it's all the same for these people regarding their glasses.

    You can pick up nice vintage frames in great condition on Ebay for around $10 and have your prescription put in- once again availability or expense isn't the issue IMHO.
    Unfortunately for some of us the expense is a major issue. I make my own stuff because I want nice things that I can not usually afford. I started making my own clothes when I was going to college just so I could have nice things. I would much rather spend the money on quality materials and make it myself then waste good money on something I am going to trash after a year or so. I can work in fabric and leather but unfortunately metal is outside of my skills. But there are plenty of great ideas out there to take advantage of.

    Thanks,
    Stoff

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    Richard,

    As a performer at the Great Dickens Faire each year I find the challenge to put forth some of my outfits to you for evaluation irresistible.

    What works and doesn't work for these outfits for you


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    Cheers

    Jamie
    -See it there, a white plume
    Over the battle - A diamond in the ash
    Of the ultimate combustion-My panache

    Edmond Rostand

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    Your Father Christmas outfit is simply unacceptable.

    I suppose it comes down to the question: at a Dickens event, is one going to make an attempt at dressing to period?

    If "yes" then I'll put on my historian/re-enactor glasses (small oval steel-framed ones, of course) and expect things to be to period.

    If "no" then it's simply a fancy-dress occasion. Anything goes, and I have no expectations as to historicity. Somebody could dress as Dr Who or a Jedi or whatever, it's all about having fun.

    Let's for a moment make the (probably false) assumption that your aim is to dress in historically accurate costume. What is the period in question? If we're talking 1830s, say, none of the sporrans you're wearing existed at that time, save for the mid-18th century sporran which would already have been a museum-piece.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first white settlers on the Guyandotte

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    Love Star's Bearded Lady!
    Although many of the outfits may not be true to period, they are all done with "Panache".
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
    A. A. Milne

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Your Father Christmas outfit is simply unacceptable.

    I'll put on my historian/re-enactor glasses (small oval steel-framed ones, of course) and expect things to be to period.
    I started saving a whole half hour of packing to go to an event by just wearing my 1740's era glasses all the time!


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    These type sporrans always make me think of "Me Cousin It"

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    Dude, That'd be a great sporran! Would that one be considered full face?

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