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At the Conwy Food Festival, Wales
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Stalkan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Awesome armor and behind him is that the symbol of EU? Crusader order of EU?
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LadyRosefire Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
For some reason this reminds me of Monty Python. Forgive me if it's the closest this American can get to knight tales by way of a comical farce. I <3 Monty Python.
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Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Writer
I love Monty Python too :D It really should be from The Holy Grail, shouldn't it? :D
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xselfyx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
i WANT to know where i can get that outfit in dorset.... >.< its stunning.
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Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Writer
I *think* that they're probably some kind of recreationists, or something, so I'm guessing it's a labour intensive specially made kinda thing :D But I think they're associated with the the Knight Shop in Conwy [link] (Not quite Dorset, I know ;-) )
Oh, you've made me want Dorset knobs and Dorset Gingers by mentioning Dorset. We used to get them every time I visited my nana in devon :D
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xselfyx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
haha, dorset knobs. personally, as ive never had them with stews etc like i think youre supposed to have them, theyve only appeared useful when one day they had a dorset knob throwing festival. the whole event was really popular, purely because of the connotations :P
i think i might end up trying to make the outfit myself. we shall see what happens. id like to be able to make it for my partner, so he can wear it for his birthday do (which he is unaware of ) :P and later we can use it for a photoshoot with a friend of mine also. this all depends on my textile ability though :P
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Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Writer
You'll probably do better making it yourself. The helmet might be difficult though ;-) They're trying to get permission to set up a forge in Conwy making these things, which would be really cool :w00t:
I'm not sure about dorset knobs with stew... I like them cut in half with butter on them, personally :D :D I think at a dorset knob throwing festival you might find me with my mouth open trying to catch them and eat them :-)
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xselfyx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
hmm
theyre too hard for me without stew.
maybe ive had some particularily crappy knobs.

er, dorset knobs.
yknow, you could put a connotation in that either way :P moving on :P
the whole area is lovely though, even if the people here are a little bit weird.
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Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Writer
I don't know Dorset so well - my nana lived in Colyford (near-ish to Lyme Regis and all that lot) - but I know it was beautiful around there. I'd like to go back again sometime and rediscover it all :D
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xselfyx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
well i live on a dairy farm myself, so there is a lot of grassland and woodland, its lovely ^^ perfect, also, for hosting parties and events etc.
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Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Writer
Oh, nice :D I bet it's lovely :-)
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XxMaRtZ93xX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Nice Hanwei Practical H&H, i was hoping to get that sword to practice some german longsword, I have the Hanwei Practical Single Hander though, I too am hoping to collect some armor and weapons from the crusades, renaissance period.
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Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Writer
That must be an expensive hobby :-)
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ragettisbride Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Gosh that's awesome! I'm dying to go to a ren faire or something! Did you dress up, too?
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Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional Writer
No, it was just some people from the local sword shop. It was actually a food festival, but Conwy is a mediaeval town (castle and town walls from the 1280s), so there were mediaeval themed things too. I've never had the urge to dress up in a mediaeval style, despite having studied mediaeval literature for a while - but I'm getting the urge now :D I think the men get better costumes, though :-)
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ragettisbride Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
That is incredible! I'd love to go see that! ^w^ It's funny, tho, cuz I am doing my final project in my 'History of fashion' class on Medieval clothes. So weird to see this in your gallery! XD
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