I am posting some test-pics of my new outfits. I kinda got bored on
Turkey-Day and dug out the sewing machine which I had to take apart
and fix before I could even start. Once I got the pattern down,
they went fast and easy and show what you can do with a couple hours
and little skill. Avoids the `japanese' pajamas I originally wore to
my first event.
Then a friend came over Friday night and took these pics, then she
wanted to try some on herself because I looked so hot and one thing
led to another and we never finished the photo series. At least not
any that I am willing to post.
So this weekend I am going to try to finish them up with the waraji I
wove from rope and jutte and carrying my Naginata and Yari and
wearing my Jingasa so you get the full effect.
Plus my Irish and Russian if I finish them.
I did find a lot of ways to improve waraji weaving and found I could
make one in 55 minutes which includes distractions and flirting with
the women and explaining to the pagans that yes, I will be glad to
teach a class on weaving sandals. Once you get the frame right and
the technique down, they go very fast.
Be aware that I am not perfect and found some of the mistakes myself
after they were done (I am certain you can find more), but I do the
best I can to follow the 10-foot rule (ok, 20-foot rule<g>) and
unless you are an expert, I think I can pass.
Btw, the Red outfit has my Cold Steel Daisho, the rest I am carrying
Paul Chen Practical Plus.swords. I may switch them around to my Last
Legend, Chiness and folded-steel antique if I remember but will NOT
wear my Highlander blades out of respect for the Uniform. Carried
$1500 in Steel to one event just to show off to those who buy
SLO `katanas' from the swap meet.