Category Archives: Roman

Headgear!

This morning, as I was getting ready to go to an event, I had an epiphany on headgear. To be fair, I had been stressing over proper headgear and if all else failed, I was just going to stick a … Continue reading

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Queen’s Prize 2016

Queen’s Prize this year is done!  It was a wonderful experience, and being able to sound out new ideas, areas to explore, and things to do was great. For those not in Calontir (or with kingdoms that don’t have a … Continue reading

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Skipping the Light Fandango, redux

After I completed Project Flammen, I realised that I was having some issues – one, I couldn’t blouse the chiton without showing my ankles (a problem, especially given the overall modesty of the Vestals), and two, it just seemed far … Continue reading

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Skipping the Light Fandango; or Project Flammen

Finally, I have photos of my Vestal Virgin outfit!  (Thanks, Cecilia!) When I put this together, it was for a Roman-themed Coronation.  And I wanted to go as period as I could, with as many period materials as I could, … Continue reading

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Roman Glass Hairpins and part of Project Flammen

That being said, I still needed to make parts for my hair: a pin to keep my suffibulum (that’s the semi-circular veil thing), and a hairpin to keep my hair in place (because I also attempted the seni crines hairstyle, and that requires the use of an acus; a Roman hairpin), too. Continue reading

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Back from Birka!

I am back from Birka!  It was a wonderful event, and it was lovely being able to spend it with good friends. I got to meet my apprentice-sister Iulia (that’s us all gussied up on the right), geek a bit … Continue reading

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Misconceptions and the SCA 101: Byzantines

I’m starting a series of blog posts about common misconceptions in the SCA about Byzantium.  Think of this as Byzantine history as applies to the lens that is the SCA.  I’ve listed the misconception first, and the explanation second. 1) … Continue reading

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Queen’s Prize AS XLIX

Over the weekend was Queen’s Prize Tournament, which is a time for Calontir artists that do not already have a Grant of Arms or above (so, Laurels, Silver Hammers, and Calon Lilies cannot participate as an entrant) to make something … Continue reading

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Pennsic Largesse Roundup!

For the second Pennsic in a row, I’ve been asked to contribute something to the Pennsic gift basket.  This year’s recipient was Caid.  Conveniently, Knowne World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium was also in Caid!  So, I had a mission in … Continue reading

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Helping out.

A friend of mine in the SCA, who is a brilliant scribe and an all around sweet lady, developed COPD even though she has never smoked a day in her life.  I was asked to help out with an auction item … Continue reading

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