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by Mad Mab
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What does the public see?
Replies: 37
Views: 7476

Re: What does the public see?

In the end, it all comes down to, if the person in charge (group/employer/etc) say yes then it's fine and if they say no, it's not and you have to pick what you want to do to get your level of enjoyment while doing what you're comfortable with. I'm lucky enough not to need glasses but I'm still occa...
by Mad Mab
Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing
Replies: 88
Views: 11923

Re: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing

The point I was trying to make with the chaperon, is that I'm slightly out of date with current fashions- fashions are more of a trend than an absolute rule. I'd have been slightly out of date with that hat, yes, but it could be seen as the same kind of mild pretentiousness where a teenager wears a...
by Mad Mab
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern problem for 15th century doublet - help!
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

Re: Pattern problem for 15th century doublet - help!

yes, I know they are away, but they sent me an email saying they were away 19th Dec till 4th January, which is two weeks ago.... I don't grudge anyone their cruise, wish I was on a cruise instead of freezing in Scotland.... If they've been away for a month, they're probably still trying to catch up...
by Mad Mab
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern problem for 15th century doublet - help!
Replies: 29
Views: 4995

Re: Pattern problem for 15th century doublet - help!

no worries, Strickland, I have one of Petty Chapman's patterns from five years ago but couldn't make it fit. I am very disappointed that Reconstructing History have not responded to my pleas of nearly a month ago. nuff said...... I think they were away over the winter which could be why you've not ...
by Mad Mab
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Victorian Farm Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 3741

Re: Victorian Farm Christmas

I've enjoyed watching this series- the only thing that bugs me is the "they did this on farms of yesteryear" when I can remember similar practices on my granny's, and another family friend's, farms in Kent and Sussex in the mid to late 80s! Admittedly one of them did stop being a workable...
by Mad Mab
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoints and doublets
Replies: 33
Views: 9122

gregory23b wrote:or even badger fur


Early pin strip suit...?
:wink:
by Mad Mab
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoints and doublets
Replies: 33
Views: 9122

zauberdachs wrote:As a result, instead of having a sleeveless doublet I'm having a linen doublet made. Bound to be more suited to the summer weather!


Brief reminder. You live in Scotland! Dressing for the summer involves wearing just the two layers of wool rather than the usual 4. :wink:
by Mad Mab
Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17293

Medicus Matt wrote:
Kate Tiler wrote:Women's breasts hanging out like a 'pick & mix' pudding aisle.



Where?
I'm obviously doing the wrong periods.
:(


Usually at the front of their chests unless their anatomy was different in the Dark Ages...
:twisted: :wink:
by Mad Mab
Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17293

Related to the misplaced bosom - bare shoulders when either inappropriate or not period accurate. Witness a certain actress in 18th century costume, with bare shoulders, in a film with Kenneth Branagh - I think it was "Frankenstein". (Incidentally, as I recall, the dress was actually made...
by Mad Mab
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17293

Vision of beard humping leg & being told 'Down Boy'......... :lol: On that note, that line in your signature '-Labrador Trapper's Song' gives me visions of a man wandering round the Home Counties with his 'chew-toy' bait and a net big enough for a medium sized dog...... Actually, thinking about...
by Mad Mab
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17293

steve stanley wrote:
Inappropriate Beards........They are NOT compulsory because you're a re-enactor.......

Steve


Damnit, you mean I have to shave :shock: :lol:

I love the phrase 'inappropriate beards'. Conjures up images of either beards in weird places or just facial hair with no sense of tact :wink:
by Mad Mab
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17293

A certain actress who has made many "costume dramas" is renown for wearing trainers under her farthingale/bustle etc. I was once at a lecture on costume, where John Bright (God bless Cosprop - at least they try!) and a famous film director ranted for some time about the same subject, whic...
by Mad Mab
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17293

It constantly fascinates me how putting unbelievers into well-cut period lothing transforms their posture and body posture language within minutes. This has always been one of my bugbears about historical drama. You put an actress in (eg C18th) dress and she continues to walk and move like a late C...
by Mad Mab
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17293

Ye Gods! I ought to change my sign-on to Anal the Nit-picker :lol: At the moment, I'd have to fight you for the title! Am with you on the whole station thing. One of the fun things about tudor is dressing as high as you can go and seeing where the shortcuts are made (false petticoat fronts, pieced ...
by Mad Mab
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17293

Nipple rings being seen through inappropriate period clothing - although, I was surprised to find out (from a description of how it helps breastfeeding but also gave the lady in question surprising, beneficial side effects), it is a very Victorian thing........ I have real sympathy with people who ...
by Mad Mab
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17293

Tudor women with bare heads and hair all over the place (That doesn't sound quite right but you know what I mean :oops: ) and, possibly even worse, women with a coif on whose hair is still down (especially if they have a fringe). It's a silly bugbear but it makes my teeth itch. I think it's the way ...
by Mad Mab
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: merlin
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

I can't believe it! :roll: I actually liked it! But then, I am less discerning than some, obviously... :lol: :lol: :lol: It grew on me too. Still wouldn't go out of my way to watch it but the cast are entertaining enough and, if you ignore anything you may have thought about Authurian legend, it's ...
by Mad Mab
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Toile cutting day, Yorkshire?
Replies: 13
Views: 1975

Seconding Lucy's query.
by Mad Mab
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Devils Whore
Replies: 20
Views: 2964

They've gotten in early with the assertions that a lot of it is completely made up. Someone there watched what happened with Robin Hood and Bonekickers :lol:
Intend to give it a go and see how it does.
by Mad Mab
Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Caption competition anyone?
Replies: 16
Views: 2842

"If he draws a knife you draw a gun. if he sends one of your to the hospital you send one of his to the morgue. that's the Chicago way." (spoken in Irish American a la Sean Connery) Lets be honest, it's Sean Connery. It will have been spoken in the usual scottish burr regardless of how he...
by Mad Mab
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 25760

Alright, where's Guthrie gone? Drag him back here, get out the pilliwinks and make him confess!
It was definitely, defintely, definitely authenticity! I'm not going mad thank you very much............
by Mad Mab
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 25760

I've pointed out their complete unauthenticity Make that un. :?: In his original post, he pointed out their complete authenticity. He has since, very sneakily, changed it. :lol: If he had [even as a moderator] it would mark that he had edited his post. I've edit my original post with the :?: to pro...
by Mad Mab
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 25760

Fox wrote:
John Waller wrote:
guthrie wrote: I've pointed out their complete unauthenticity


Make that un.


:?:


In his original post, he pointed out their complete authenticity. He has since, very sneakily, changed it. :lol:
by Mad Mab
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Don't mention the war...
Replies: 48
Views: 6043

Colin Middleton wrote:
For reference, I'm 6'2" with mid shoulder length blond hair and a beard, so I don't tend to blend into the crowd too well...


Seriously? In re-enactment?
:lol:
by Mad Mab
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black colour begone! - A little help please
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Fear not, this is for my 15th century kit which has never been beige. The avenger will continue! Incidentally, what was the name of the BA's side kick? Well you have a choice of Non-Sequitor Girl or the Incredible Bulk (You wouldn't like him when he's hungry!) :wink: :lol: Don't forget the mole arm...
by Mad Mab
Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black colour begone! - A little help please
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

zauberdachs wrote:Fear not, this is for my 15th century kit which has never been beige.

The avenger will continue!

Incidentally, what was the name of the BA's side kick?


Well you have a choice of Non-Sequitor Girl or the Incredible Bulk (You wouldn't like him when he's hungry!) :wink:
by Mad Mab
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black colour begone! - A little help please
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Nooo, you won't be The Beige Avenger anymore! :shock:
by Mad Mab
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 3421

Phil the Grips wrote:Looks more like a Morpeth man to me


Watch it y.......actually, no, it's a fair comment. :lol:
by Mad Mab
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 3421

Definately recommend the Stuart Press books for getting basic ideas of what you want to do and what sort of woman you want to portray.
by Mad Mab
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Border reiver women
Replies: 25
Views: 3421

At the higher end of fashion, with major local ports, diplomatic, trade and military travel to Ireland, the Low Countries, Germany and France etc etc etc there would be no "things moving slowly" due to being "out of the way". The borders were very much more populated then than t...

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