54622Re: Fencing garb for women
- Oct 31, 2006
>I have only been involved in the SCA for a little over a year and
> Good timing - I JUST co-taught a class on this very topic this past
> weekend. What period do you do? I can make suggestions about how to
> modify your existing clothing to work as rapier armor.
havent really nailed down a complete persona yet. I have tried out a
few on my friends, and have mainly gone with a 13th century scottish
because of my experiance with the Scottish Highland games and my
contacts in scotland (makes research easier when you know people over
But, I would really like to pick a persona where I dont have to flop
back and forth for different activities, and I'm really into
equestrian and am starting to get into Fencing and would really like
to go farther with it. Anyone have any suggestions? Im kind of a
history and research buff (thats what happens when your mom has
masters degrees in history and library sciences...and she works as the
head librarian for a major university).
Unfortunantly, I enjoy the research so much, that I havent spent much
time out of the library putting together my ideas!
What type of footwear do you wear under your dresses to fence in?
I can also
> upload the handout from our class to the files if you'd like.That would be great!
> And yes, it is entirely possible to fence in long skirts - I did forDo you practice in them also? I would think it would change your style
> several years, though I recently did switch to "boy clothes".
a bit? Do you shorted them hem any? Ive seen one woman fence while
holding her skirts up with the other hand, I think that would affect
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