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lauragill
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Halloween costumes?

Postby lauragill » Sat November 1st, 2014, 9:38 pm

Anyone do anything historical for Halloween costumes? I did Queen Clytemnestra, though the labrys I tried to construct didn't come out and I had to scrap it.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun November 2nd, 2014, 3:06 am

I put on my middle class renaissance garb to take the grandkids around. (the noble gown takes too much time to assemble all the pieces and get them all on right.) The schoolkids thought I was Old Mother Hubbard. :rolleyes:

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Postby lauragill » Sun November 2nd, 2014, 3:56 am

"MLE (Emily Cotton)" wrote:I put on my middle class renaissance garb to take the grandkids around. (the noble gown takes too much time to assemble all the pieces and get them all on right.) The schoolkids thought I was Old Mother Hubbard. :rolleyes:


Do you have pictures?

Here's one of me as Clytemnestra.

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Postby DianeL » Sun November 2nd, 2014, 4:03 pm

Would love to see photos, MLE!

I went greyscale - to work! Then a bit of shopping with my mom. Photos at the click.
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun November 2nd, 2014, 5:09 pm

You all forgot the #1 rule of interacting with grandparents: NEVER ask for pictures!
Of course I didn't bother with any new shots of my ordinary peasant garb, but here are my eldest's 3 children as little red riding hood and the big bad wolf. And a ladybug.
(also attached a shot from faire. I'm on the lower left.)
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Christmas Lights by Karen Swan & The Christmas Card Crime and other stories
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Postby Madeleine » Sun November 2nd, 2014, 5:21 pm

That ladybug is cute! And I'd love to know what made you ladies laugh!

You look great too, Diane.
Currently reading "Christmas Lights" by Karen Swan & "The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories"

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Postby lauragill » Sun November 2nd, 2014, 5:27 pm

"MLE (Emily Cotton)" wrote:You all forgot the #1 rule of interacting with grandparents: NEVER ask for pictures!
Of course I didn't bother with any new shots of my ordinary peasant garb, but here are my eldest's 3 children as little red riding hood and the big bad wolf. And a ladybug.
(also attached a shot from faire. I'm on the lower left.)


Did you make the grandkids' costumes? They're all adorable. Some of the best costumes I've seen this year were kids' outfits. There was this one little rooster that came to the door...


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