Let’s talk bottles…

So, healer types in this game make up potions. This means they need bottles. Because I’m an oddball, I’ve already sourced some options through Specialty Bottles, SKS Bottles, and Bulk Apothecary. My plans are to prep these by adding faux leader to the tops, so they they look like molded leather and will have the proper look. There are tons of ways to finish them in addition to the faux leather. They could be wrapped in twine, or any other million ideas. I might even make some neat aged labels to put on them, just because I can… In addition to the … Continue Reading…

Reyna Garb Shopping List

This is my initial garb shopping list for the Reyna character, one that I will potentially be making additional versions of later. Clothing Dress (5-6ish yards of fabric, buttons, zippers, thread, etc) Done, ATM. Didn’t use the pattern I’d planned, though. Used a different one that’s more viking. Overdress (3-4ish yards of fabric, Notions, etc) Doneish, again. I did a corset and scarf for a skirt, but it worked. Head-cloth (to match overdress. Make it out of that stuff) Done. Cloak (Not sure yet how I’m going to make this for sure… Maybe GoT style?) Pants (Not sure how much … Continue Reading…

The GoT Northman’s Cloak

I recently found a rather nice pattern for a Northman’s Cloak ala Game of Thrones. You have to excuse the person who made it thinking Ned’s full name is Neddard, but other than that it’s mostly good. I’d just like to add a few notes concerning this tutorial. DONT form the semi-circle the first way listed. It might save fabric, but those seems will not only be hideous, but they’ll make it so the cloak doesn’t flow and look good in the pictures your group takes. Just don’t do it. For an extra 1/3rd of a yard, you can make … Continue Reading…

The Garbing Begins…

Simplicity Pattern 1773Well, The process of selecting how I’m going to dress is underway.

I’ve already go the pattern shown on the left picked out, purchased and sitting here on my desk. I’ve planned to do the skirt of the full-length underdress cut to mid-shin and then use Skirt hikes to keep it out of the way (and of course, wear pants since Ulven are practical creatures like that). The outer dress will be cut shorter than that, and beveled more than shown in the pattern. But customization is half the fun, right?

I can’t wait to get my fabric. The first set will be our of sturdy, practical fabric. Travel and battle type clothing. Eventually I might put together something finer and less practical, though such things are not an Ulven (or a Longfang) priority. Eventually, I want to make a full leather overdress or two. Color pallets will be the bright end of Earth tones, so think fall leaves, perhaps a bit of grass.

Leather for belt pouches and the like needs to be acquired, I’ll need new sturdy leather-type boots… Depending on what I find, I may or may not need Winingas. We’ll see on that front, though. All will become much clearer as I put together things and settle my costume. Wait until I start talking cloak plans (and dreams) and begin to discuss what I want to do, and what I’ll end up having to do to afford something nice for now… That’s a post for another time, though…

An Introduction…

With the website set up I think it’s time to get the official things done. We’re going to start with a fancy introduction in which I talk about myself and some things that relate to that. First off, I’m female and in my 30s. I’m married without children (though we have two American Cocker Spaniels). I live in a place in the middle of absolutely nowhere in northern Wisconsin called Rhinelander. In my day to day life I’m a web and graphic designer. I play D&D and have participated in the past in an almost-larp called Belegarth. A group of … Continue Reading…