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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:54 am
by auldMotherBegg
OMG! :shock:

I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! Keep 'em coming! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:28 pm
by Tuppence
2d I think you also need to check your periods as your first posting cannot possibly be 'vaguely C18th'.
Yikes, of course you're right, what was I thinking - my bad.

Of course, we're neglecting the gentlemen...


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/fancy-dress-costu ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Reenactment-Larp- ... dZViewItem


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Reenactment-Larp- ... dZViewItem

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:22 pm
by Shadowcat
Tuppence wrote:

Yikes, of course you're right, what was I thinking - my bad.

Of course, we're neglecting the gentlemen...



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Reenactment-Larp- ... dZViewItem
Oh, I love this one - I'm going to watch it.

Suzi

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:15 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
That purple shirt would be fantastic for Prince 1884 re-enactment. :D This feels a bit like mocking the afflicted, but I'm having way too much fun to stop... Wonder if they're going to get excited, seeing how many people are doing 'Watch This Item'...? :wink:

btw, this which we already had:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Medieval-chaperon ... dZViewItem

Should be used in manuals 'How NOT To Take A Photo'.... and maybe also in books about green man iconography... That said there is something just brilliant about the contrast between the serious, dignified look on his face and the accidental Dad's Army effect of the rubber plant growing out of his head...

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:21 pm
by Type16
Ruddy Hell!
For a moment I thought I knew him.
Had to zoom in.
Phew! Relief. Not him.

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:26 pm
by zauberdachs
is he sitting on the toilet do you think?

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:15 pm
by RottenCad
You know, I can't help having the feeling that this sort of thing would be just right for early September.

Caldicot.

Evening theme: "Of COURSE it's authentic, I bought it off eBay".

Go on - you know you want to ...!

TTFN!

Cad

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:25 pm
by zauberdachs
RottenCad wrote:You know, I can't help having the feeling that this sort of thing would be just right for early September.

Caldicot.

Evening theme: "Of COURSE it's authentic, I bought it off eBay".

Go on - you know you want to ...!

TTFN!

Cad
:) :lol:

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:30 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
Trouble with that is, a sudden run on wang might mean they're encouraged to make MORE of it. :wink: That said, what a brilliant beer tent that would be...

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:38 pm
by andy1863
The purple shirt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember the 70,s 80s back of the counter vids
of course I DON,T :lol:

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:37 am
by RottenCad
ViscontesseD'Asbeau wrote:Trouble with that is, a sudden run on wang might mean they're encouraged to make MORE of it. :wink: That said, what a brilliant beer tent that would be...
I think it's a runner - might pop the suggestion int o F&G's mental microwave, see if it defrosts ...

The other consequence of course is that we may accidentally "out" beer-tenters in wang kit who don't know about the party:

"Wow! Brilliant! That outfit's really crap! Superb!"

[PUNCH!!!!!!]

TeeHeeFN!
Cad

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:50 pm
by Tuppence
The other consequence of course is that we may accidentally "out" beer-tenters in wang kit who don't know about the party:

"Wow! Brilliant! That outfit's really crap! Superb!"

[PUNCH!!!!!!]

TeeHeeFN!
However, it would be fabulous fun!

Kelmarsh next year, might one suggest ?

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:04 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
Someone knows more about dresses than us lot and got more taste too - the georgian has 3 bids and is up to £2.20.

Incidentally I would say that it has more of a bad resemblance to 1830's evening wear than even georgian.

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:13 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
<~ not entirely sure which one was 'Georgian' as it'/s anyone's guess....

The sudden mad demand for wang pre-Kelmarsh might drive the prices up... buyers' market and all that.... One of those outfits could even get upto £3.70 in the stampede.... :D

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:36 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
My second post - the Georgian dress listing.

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:56 pm
by Tuppence
Incidentally I would say that it has more of a bad resemblance to 1830's evening wear than even georgian.
With the blue (if remembering right) thing across the front is like an attached sash.

Why go to the bother of wearing a ceremonial sash, when it can be attached to the dress itself?
(Wonder why her maj. has never thought of that...)

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:13 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
Asymmetrical sash decoration - very 'in', the diagonal!

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:54 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
Nice of her husband/son/brother to model this for her:

http://tinyurl.com/2kkjdl

Cool 'Victorian' wig you got there, too....

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:36 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
"This is a delux quality Victorian / Edwardian style dress "

Is actually remotely wang Georgian in that it has lace ruffles at the sleeves (or equally a bit restoration) with an overskirt made out of Musketeer tabard sleeves . And a pre-revolutionary wig.

I need to own it.

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:41 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
Alice I need the wig too, but notice it ain't for sale. :lol: :lol: I think he's saying *I'm a lady...*

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:20 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
I do not need the wig. My hair does that naturally.



Really sadly, I suspect it is actually a girl in the picture, but that dress is enough to defeminise anyone........

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:11 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
I was probably just subconsciously associating her with Elton John, given the wig.... :wink:

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:04 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
Not even Elton John could bring that dress into line, wig or no. Strangely it doesn't sell well secondhand on ebay.........

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:45 pm
by Tuppence
http://www.mcloren.com/

ooh, look at the exciting shiny new spam I'm getting!!!

Makes a change from that abysmal place in India :lol:

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:57 pm
by Hinny Annie
We got one from them as well and we dont even make clothes, god only knows what they thought we would buy

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:18 pm
by Shadowcat
Me too - pretty, pretty (not)!

S.

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:35 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
If that's the spam you get glad we're out of the clothes making business. :lol:

Here's my favourite - 100% cotton too.

http://www.mcloren.com/Tabards%20and%20 ... rcotes.htm

Think I might buy this to express my inner witchy-poos (first one):

http://www.mcloren.com/Ladies%20Medieva ... resses.htm

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:43 pm
by Neibelungen
McLoren : > Clothing is not only a piece of fabric to cover your body, it must be the mirror reflecting your personality
Kind of sums it up doesn't it !!!!

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:09 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
And I think my personality is wang. :lol: I wish I had the money to go to an American RenFayre thing - they look to be absolutely hilarious. There used to be some cracking pictures online - site called summat like *Rate My Kit* which of course, it felt like a public duty to do .... but I think the site got took down after it was flooded by snide Brits making rude remarks.... shame. :cry:

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:35 pm
by Shadowcat