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People *don`t* complain about that? Why not? It`s very wrong. It`s fine for LARPing, but not for re-enactment.
As for getting chainmail made for you, why would it be more expensive to have the right material? The cost in custom chainmail is in the skill and time of the artisan, not the material.
Yep. I guess some Civil War reenactments in the U.S. may do that. In Hastings they do check for things like that.
Well yes, chain mail bought made for you is expensive as is, and it`s an absolute pain to make by yourself (though there are some shortcuts I`ve heard of). You`re going to seriously make a stink about materials? The period and pieces match. So he`s got a modern clasp, that`s okay too, because not even historical battle actors have money to burn on little things that won`t likely be noticed. That`s like complaining buttons on a uniform are plastic instead of brass.
This isn`t even civil war re-enactments where everything can still be found on the (relatively speaking) cheap.
As for the emblem, it`s not necessarily clear from the way he`s standing. Blues and reds certainly weren`t uncommon, and I certainly can`t say that I know Norman crests to tell from a half concealed glance and you probably couldn`t either.
Sure, Helmet, bolted with attached chainmail: correct; cotta: correct (as far as I can see); half round mantle: correct; tunic with emblem: correct.But: chain mail is either stainles steel or zinc coated, the clasp is clearly modern, the emblem is pure phantasy.
I disagree. Could be Saxon, or Norman. Sure, a nosepiece was more common but not ubiquitous...
No. There is litte to nothing historically accurate on this man. He`s either a LARPer or a noob.
Which is basically LARPing, but less geeky and historically accurate.
Completely irrelevant to the thread, but interesting to me:
Is there a crest on his helmet?
If so, does it run from front to back or side to side?
Does he have a (presumably fake) sword?
If so, is it on his left side or his right side?
That joke deserves some applause.
You know, normally I would laugh, but... I don`t know. Just no I guess.
I guess no one has figured out that he`s probably participating in a renaissance fair?
You kill me, you really do.
I kill me, I really do.
ye theres loads of people who used to work in edinburgh dungeon (dunno if they still do this) who used to go in lunch break in full period costume/dead person make up to shops for lunchm, lol
LARP = Live Action Role Play.
Maybe this guy is like a reenactor or something.
What you can`t see is the shopkeeper with a mace stuck in his head, just out of shot.
The best part is how people react. They either:1) Stare at you2) Ask you what`s up3) Totally pretend you aren`t there (and that is a riot to see)
Oh and @ PUI... when you read this... You have a wonderful voice!!! Amazingly talented. WTG
Mayby it;s just me but I see "actor having a coffee break".