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by Mr Dreadful
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 15778

Crikey, there's some pretty special stuff around... and the gents stuff Debs posted! My god. Is it wrong that I'm a LRPer but have better and more accurate kit than many supposed re-enactors? And just to actually contribute to the thread: Anglo-Saxon costume with invisible cloak Draughty pirate shi...
by Mr Dreadful
Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 15778

Crikey, there's some pretty special stuff around... and the gents stuff Debs posted! My god. Is it wrong that I'm a LRPer but have better and more accurate kit than many supposed re-enactors? And just to actually contribute to the thread: Anglo-Saxon costume with invisible cloak Draughty pirate shirt
by Mr Dreadful
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4829

Dave B wrote:For real pirate cred, you should get somene to shoot your kit with a musket, and then explain that it's otherwise new and shiny because you recently liberated it.


:twisted:

I just wish I knew someone who had a musket...
by Mr Dreadful
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4829

"yet things like jackets/coats and waistcoats don't. " because people generally looked after them as they were more expensive. "Not so fussed about 'best' clothes as I don't have any! I'm after more 'Hollywood' pirate than orfentic pirate... it's just that all my kit looks too pristi...
by Mr Dreadful
Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4829

Not so fussed about 'best' clothes as I don't have any! I'm after more 'Hollywood' pirate than orfentic pirate... it's just that all my kit looks too pristine!
by Mr Dreadful
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4829

Phil the Grips wrote:But you can also remember that things in the past weren't old then and new things did exist ;)


Well yes... but while it's fine for a rich gentleman to look pristine, it's just not right for a pirate! :P
by Mr Dreadful
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4829

How to make clothes look worn...

Something that's occured to me recently is that some items of my kit (mostly trousers/breeches and shirts/tunics) look nicely worn and 'lived in' yet things like jackets/coats and waistcoats don't. Are there any good ways of making garments (particularly those which don't get worn much) look like th...
by Mr Dreadful
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Napoleonic Belts
Replies: 3
Views: 663

How much for a plain black belt with 'S' shaped buckle-thing (snake belt, or whatever the Hell they're called) for a chap with an, ahem, above average waist measurement?
by Mr Dreadful
Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Napoleonic Belts
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Napoleonic Belts

Here I am again trying to get more kit for LRPing in. Anyone know where I can pick up Napoleonic-style belts that don't cost an arm and a leg? Not too fussed whether it's British, French, etc or what rank it would be associated with (though an officer's belt would be preferred)... just as long as it...
by Mr Dreadful
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shaving soaps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1994

:lol:

"old and dull"? Because, of course, honing stones hadn't been invented then! Not even for the carving knives. :roll: I do love it when people don't let logic get in the way of their assumptions.
by Mr Dreadful
Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy and Numeracy
Replies: 22
Views: 3436

Grymm wrote:BUMFIT(my favourite)


Tetheradick is rather amusing as well.
by Mr Dreadful
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy and Numeracy
Replies: 22
Views: 3436

Literacy and Numeracy

How widespread were literacy and numeracy in the Middle Ages? Like many people I was taught as a child that only Clergy and Nobility could read, write and count (and the latter only barely) but surely the average bloke on the street would at least be able to spell his name, count up to twenty (finge...
by Mr Dreadful
Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Textile conservation crisis
Replies: 27
Views: 5014

I've put my name down... having worked for English Heretics I know how crap the gubmint are when it comes to funding historical stuff.
by Mr Dreadful
Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Basically any Scottish surname which is Thingyson rather than Mc/MacThingy is Anglicised. Or derived from Scandinavian. The Mc/Mac is from the Gaelic speaking parts - the lowlands were probably speaking (approximately) Middle English from around the 1100s from what I can remember about the developm...
by Mr Dreadful
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

My cousin's called Ian. It'd be a very small world if he was the same Ian as the chap you met.
by Mr Dreadful
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

John Fynlawson and many more. Not a Mc or Mac to be seen. It would be interesting to know if they had anglisised their names as many immigrants did and still do. In the case of that name (presumably a variation of 'Finlayson' which) it is definitely Anglicised. My own surname, McKerracher, is a cor...
by Mr Dreadful
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Ta, Vermin, I'll give those a proper look when I get home.

( :P at Marcus)

Thanks to Karen as well.
by Mr Dreadful
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Ooh yeah! Dowglass (given as Dowglaß, apparently) apparently crops up once in The Bruce, so it's back on as a possible 15th Century name. m The only source I can find for Shaw as a surname before the 16th Century is the Wikipedia entry on Clan Shaw... and, frankly, it's Wikipedia so not the most rel...
by Mr Dreadful
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Bumsticks... I'm going for 15th Century.

Back to the drawing board I guess.
by Mr Dreadful
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

How the hell did I miss that? I'm so special. :oops:
by Mr Dreadful
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

All blanket and facepaint related silliness aside, I am starting to think that it might be worth going for the portrayal of a Scot in England... A bit of research into Scottish names of the period leads me to 'Dowglass Shawe' or some variant thereof, which is as close as I can get to 'Medievalising'...
by Mr Dreadful
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medievil porn
Replies: 36
Views: 7830

nix wrote: willing to try there hand?


Nah, that's what the wife's for.
by Mr Dreadful
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medievil porn
Replies: 36
Views: 7830

There was a series on Channel 4 a few years back that traced the history of porn... one thing that stuck in my mind was the Medieval prayer book with pornographic drawings in the margins. Unfortunately can't remember the exact period or if it was actually genuine.
by Mr Dreadful
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Yup... and if I got a red tailcoat I could even do Napoleonic.
by Mr Dreadful
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Nothign wrong in being a Scot in medieval England, Scots and Irish took up apprenticeships in London guilds. Fair enough, being able to play a Scot actually makes things a lot easier for me... Blue facepaint? Check. Tartan blanket? Check. Big belt? Check. Pirate shirt? Check. Para boots? Check. Hes...
by Mr Dreadful
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Cracking post, not that i've noticed too many people actually bother with re naming themselves for re-enactment purposes.



Unfortunately my name is a bit too Scottish to get away with re-enacting an Englishman!
by Mr Dreadful
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Nice, thanks.
by Mr Dreadful
Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Names
Replies: 47
Views: 5707

Medieval Names

Well, I think I'm pretty much sold on the WotR/Late Medieval period (though, being realistic, it's going to be well into next year's season before I can give it a go). And I've been thinking about names. My RL name would be wholly inappropiate for portraying anyone from Englandshire so was wondering...
by Mr Dreadful
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Possibly Thinking About WotR/Late Medieval...
Replies: 24
Views: 4183

PM sent...
by Mr Dreadful
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Possibly Thinking About WotR/Late Medieval...
Replies: 24
Views: 4183

we do have kit for "hire" for any one who wants to try it WOTR out with us before spending too much money - but you always do in the end. That'd be absolutely smashing... I'll likely have my own hose (albeit self-supporting ones, but I hope such things can be forgiven for a first event), ...