(cross posted from my main blog: http://www.kimiko1.com/blog/?p=254)
So, if you folks who quietly follow along haven't read elsewhere yet, I was asked last Saturday at Caid's Crown Tourney to join the Order of the Laurel, specifically for Tudor Costuming and Embroidery (in Caid, one has to have a main skill of mastery, and a secondary skill of some sort of competence.)
So, yeah, that means some changes to my original plans and schemes. I may or may not have time to do Trystan's challenges for the next few months (I'd still like to do them, just have to focus elsewhere first). And my plans for my next garb gets kicked up a few notches, from merely courtly nice, to something more masterwork court worthy.
I am trying to sort out when and where my elevation is to be. I could take the time to make something awe inspiring over the next six months if I wanted, but... the king and queen who asked me to the Order are ones I would like to be elevated by, and that means a hard deadline of November 2 at the latest, as that is when they step down. It is also supposed to be a court where they will be wearing Tudor garments themselves. So in some ways it seems natural to be elevated at that event. However, it is also a one day event, and a little farther than is quick to travel to for myself and my family, who I want to be there as well. Great Western War would be closer, and would have time for both vigil and elevation, but it is an outdoor event, and hence temperature sensitive, and Tudor court outfits are not known for being cool, but rather hot actually, and GWW has had heat waves in the past (or really cold temps). At least Coronation is indoors in a/c controlled (sorta) temps.
But I can figure that out shortly. Here is where I blog about my costuming ideas. And today I am faced with two of them, that need to be figured out quickly so I can start on them. ( Read more...Collapse )