The Tea-Drunk Tailor

I work in a museum about the military and spend my spare time on the back of a horse or dressing up like crusty old dudes.

This is predominately a costuming blog but also includes:


Dragon Age,

Emperor Maximilian I,

and Bizarre Historical Things

Fwew! Got through the weekend in one piece. The tournament at Brooks Medieval Faire turned out terrifically despite initial misgivings. It was a real treat working with the international competitors and I think my face is perma-crinkled from laughing so much.

We ended up doing a lighter form of joust this year - drilled pine lance tips instead of solids - and I wish to god I had ridden now. Ah well… Here’s a shot of Rowan and I from the event last year plus some candids from the weekend.

Also have to point out that Andre in the fifth and sixth shots has re-engineered one of the exploding breastplates from the rennen joust popularized at the court of Emperor Maximilian I. Museum Secrets did a spot on it last year and it is honestly the coolest thing ever.