80 extra pounds of fun - That is what I figure this homemade chain mail, armour, and helmet weighed. I didn't bother putting on the shoulder protection....
Shelly and I, along with 8 others from Brookside, went to the first annual Medieval Dinner in Holmesville on Friday night. It was a dinner theatre night sponsored and created by The Foundation for Education Perth Huron (http://foundationforeducation.ca/). Costumes were optional, but not for Shelly and me!
About 5 years ago Drew Anderson made this suit of armour I am wearing. It is incredible! Hand linked chain mail for starters. The torso piece must have over 10,000 links about 2 cm in diametre. The leg pieces are divided in two; the top and bottom pieces. Then he has gloves too that are gauntlet style naturally. And the helmet is also hand made. One needs to wear a toque under it because it is quite hard, and gets very heavy. Way to go Drew! Everyone was raving about it.
Shelly looked equally great. She found a bathrobe, of all things, that would easily be accessorized with a few odds and ends from the DollarRama store in town. A crown and a few tassels easily made her look like the princess that she is.
We had a great time interacting with the principal actors, musicians, and magician of the show. We knew most of them and they were really glad we came to support their foundation.
I recognize this fool! Great job as a minstral Craig.
And Molly during all of this - She stayed at home with a feller who probably hasn't reared a child since the Montreal Olympics - But apparently they both did extremely well with one another.