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the strange things you find....

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:44 pm
by Tuppence
...on ebay when you're looking for other things...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Beautiful-Medieva ... dZViewItem

"perfect for re-enactment" - and I particularly love the vague 18thc styling transferred to the medieval*

*yes am being a leeetle bitchy about it, but for heaven's sake!!!

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:48 pm
by Annis
:shock: :shock:

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:59 pm
by Handbag
its a wonder its got so many bidders!!

perfect for what kind of re-enactment ?? re-enacting being 5 and dressing up ?????

:roll: :shock: :roll:

is it any wonder we have so many authentic freaks out there with this sort of stuff lurking about!!!

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:10 pm
by Shadowcat
It reminds me of those gold foil wrapped toffees - Quality Street?

S.

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:11 pm
by Annis
Quality is the last thing I'd associate that dress with!

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:14 pm
by Dave B
To be fair, it's no worse than hollywood would use for reenactment. and the seller probably doesn't understand any difference between reenactment and Larp, and it would be a great larp outfit if you like that sort of thing.

Probably a bit small for me though.

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:37 pm
by narvek
thinkning about buying but..nah...Too aufentik for me..

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:43 pm
by Ace Rimmer
hah, a waist of 28 inches, my thigh's that big!

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:58 pm
by Tuppence
To be fair, it's no worse than hollywood would use for reenactment.
Well, true, but that would be fairly accurate given some of the re-enactment costume that I've seen.

In that instance it would be us, the re-enactors at fault, not hollywood.

and as I said, not even remotely medieval in styling.

Looks rather like the disney princess dresses you can get actually, though in sweet wrapping material*




*though that said, a friend once made a pair of jeans out of crisp packets, and they were quite nice.

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:40 pm
by lucy the tudor
But cheap, so cheap, and shiny.....
No, get behind me!
Lucy

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:08 pm
by Dave B
Tuppence wrote: *though that said, a friend once made a pair of jeans out of crisp packets, and they were quite nice.
We used to see a bloke round the bike rallies with a long frock coat made out of bar towels.

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:15 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
Hehe so tempting. Right. Let's get bidding.... Let's see if I win I get 'the perfect wedding gown' - but where's the groom that would appreciate it? And would it stress out his guide dog....

To be fair she is absolutely right.... it IS a re-enactment outfit - Sealed Knot 1978. I saw very many like it, only it is drab by comparison. :D Amazing what you can do with yer gran's curtains. :lol:

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:24 pm
by Handbag
omg it went for £34 and £7 postage - who would pay that much for an oversized belle disney outfit!!!


imagine someone out there is probably really pleased with the great bargin they have just won. looking at the bidding history they seemed very determined too. lets hope its for a play or something!!


--- migod im feeling bitchy tonight!! :roll:

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:40 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
Or what about:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Yellow-Wool-Re-en ... dZViewItem

The skirt is suitable for re-enactment from the late Tudor period through to Victorian depending on the character you wish to protray.

Skirt and bolero. Bolero? Run that past me again, madam... Unless I'm re-enacting being an extra in 'Carmen'.... is there summat about Tudor/17thC I've been missing?

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:33 pm
by Annis
That skirt looks WAY too short!! It has a HUGE hem too.

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:03 pm
by Tuppence
oh dear.

at least that one's apparently wool...

though the 'bolero' does look astonishingly similar to a kids jacket make in one of the crafty sewey let's keep the kids busy when it's raining books I had as a kid

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:57 pm
by narvek
Can you imagine the wearer's face after arrival on event and saying:" So you're saying this it not Tudor?"

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:21 am
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
I want to be a guest at that medieval/schmedieval wedding... :lol: Better still, could I be a bridesmaid and buy my own dress off ebay...???? :lol:

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:44 am
by Alice the Huswyf
I think the skirt and bolero is C17th and I claim my £5.

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:03 am
by matlot
i like this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Medieval-chaperon ... 0224031243

cant figure out how he waters his flowers without getting his head wet though

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:18 pm
by Tuppence
matlot wrote:i like this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Medieval-chaperon ... 0224031243

cant figure out how he waters his flowers without getting his head wet though
the hat isn't bad - but he could have taken more care with the pic - makes it look like a variation on carmen miranda

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:08 pm
by zauberdachs
matlot wrote:i like this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Medieval-chaperon ... 0224031243

cant figure out how he waters his flowers without getting his head wet though
hahaha :) Until I read "the flowers are not part of the hat but in the background" bit I was convinced it was part of the hat and was trying to work it out... :lol:

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:11 pm
by matlot
didnt spot that bit

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:45 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
2d I think you also need to check your periods as your first posting cannot possibly be 'vaguely C18th'.

This is a period-correct C18th dress: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Period-Georgian-S ... dZViewItem

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:34 pm
by Annis
Why does it say Georgian and then later on, Victorian/Edwardian??!!

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:09 pm
by lucy the tudor
Don't these people have bins? (Or indeed consciences )
Lucy :o

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:16 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
DOH gels! Because everyone KNOWS that every other period in history, including the romans, had front split overdresses, sleeve flounces or bells and becuase they wore corsets ANY dress with visible lacing is correct.

The Husbynde finally took me to one side and explained ebay listings to me, as he couldn't bear any more exclamative hissings and tuttings. They don't necessarily think think these things ARE "roman - Sealed knot -starwars - communion robe" but the more common categories that get into the title, the more searches the garment will be listed on and therefore the wider pool of buyers.

1) I have never understood just how a V8888al speculum has qualified as re-enactment kit (no really, not just floggers and gimp masks).

2) I still tut and hiss at inept descriptions / catch all sales pitches. Sometimes I now groan and whine too, so the explanation didn't do any good.

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:38 pm
by Hinny Annie
Ye gods someone has bid on it

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:49 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
An evil part of me feels like promoting a shilling bid campaign.......but I/we would be exorcised from the place of indoor window shopping wonder that IS ebay......

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:21 pm
by ViscontesseD'Asbeau
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Period-Georgian-S ... dZViewItem

And currently at a quid summat - so wildly overpriced.

I'm enjoying this 'Sound of Music' (sorry, I meant 'viking') emsemble..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VIKING-ANGLO-SAXO ... dZViewItem