Friday, November 20, 2009

Off to the Ball

There' a masked ball at Blaiddwyn (that's the University of New Mexico, but its SCA name). Here are photos of Marty, Holly and Ashlee as they got ready and left.



Marty is a cow. He found some archeological article about Viking masks of a cow and a sheep. Neither Keith nor I had ever heard of it. What he found said the masks were fastened to close-fitting hoods, and he had this hood from when he was younger. It's felt, and he painted the knotwork on with Holly's advice and assistance. It's jowls, a nose and eyebrows.



What Marty found is halfway down this page: vikinganswerlady.com/masks

5 comments:

Katy said...

Very cool costumes, Holly and Ashlee look beautiful. I like Ashlee's stripes, looks like striped stockings under the dress...? Holly's mask is awesome, and it is too cool that she is wearing your wedding dress! Marty's is cool too, he did a great job on the knotwork. Pretty neat that he found something new (but really old...) and unexpected to go as. I hope they have a good time.

Bea said...

Those costumes are awesome, and how very cool that Marty did research to find an original costume. Another proof for me that unschooling works!

Diane said...

Very nice costumes. There is nothing more fun that getting to dress up.
Blessings
Diane

Alex Polikowsky said...

Holly's mask is absolutely gorgeous!

Sandra Dodd said...

I like that she put eye makeup to match the mask so that it blended. She's pretty good at those things.