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New RenFest this weekend! Crom! And I think I'll have my bone rattle ready to go, for absolute weirdness. I made this about two years ago--I think it's the upper thigh of a cow, a pretty sturdy ball-and-socket joint at the handle, wrapped with black tendrils, going to the knee-type joint that's been hollowed out to hold, originally, a glass ball containing a few hundred black and white seed beads, so it made a neat susserating sound when rattled, like angry sand. Unfortunately, I used a Christmas ornament for the globe, with glass only a little thicker than heavy cardstock, so, natch, I broke it at the first LARP I took it to. Thursday I took a hacksaw to it, took it apart, and fitted it with a wrought-iron orb, filled with "natural look" six-sided dice. The sound's not so great, kind of a gentle metallic "clank," but it looks cool, and it was a perfect fit for the hollow I carved for the glass globe. It's a lot heavier though, so I've filled the marrow cavity with wood filler putty. I don't think the cow was expecting that, and if I explained it, probably wouldn't understand my motivation. Don't care, don't like cows. An unnecessarily complicated device for beef delivery.

This week's RenFest is a new one, a little pagan affair held by a new-age bookstore and the "Witches of Burnet." Hee. My costume--flowing white velvet robe with black trim, a bit bathrobey, but overall nice. Black wrap-pants, white poet's shirt, aforementioned new toy, silver deer tiara, and my antlers. KXAN TV's gonna be there, and I *know* I'll get some TV time. I just have to figure out how to get it recorded. I wish I had a nice belt and some shoes. One of those double-ring-belts will be high on my list of Things to Buy, but they're always so damn pricy.


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Feb. 12th, 2004 04:39 pm (UTC)
Poor, poor cow. Not that Mr-talk-me-into-picking-up-dead-bird cares :)
Feb. 12th, 2004 04:45 pm (UTC)
Eh, the bird's beyond caring. At least you know it goes to a good home :)
Feb. 12th, 2004 04:42 pm (UTC)
Double-ring belts?
Feb. 12th, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC)
Big straps of plain leather, about a foot longer than anyone needs, with one end made of a pair of rings attached to the leather by a single loop made by folding the end of the belt over itself and stitching it down. The leading end of the belt wraps through the rings, somehow, I admit to not being very clear on how. They're the classic "Rennie" belt, and my roomie Badger has one, but I can't borrow it because he'd be wearing it, see.
Feb. 12th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)
My costume--flowing white velvet robe with black trim... and my antlers.

Careful, top-heavy hyenas and strong gusts don't mix.
Feb. 12th, 2004 07:33 pm (UTC)
My main problem with the antlers has been top-heavy Nubian Warriors knocking my head around while I'm wearing them, greatly exaggerating the side-to-side motion said Nubian was aiming for. Strong winds play merry hell with my hair, though.
Feb. 12th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)
Can we get a photo of this getup?
Feb. 12th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
When it's gotten, sure :) The antlers are such a bear to work into my hair that I don't wear them unless I mean it, though, so it'll have to wait until Monday :)
Feb. 13th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC)

I wish I had more stained-glass pentacles to send and Crosses done to send.. and business cards to send GAAAAAAAAH!!!
Feb. 13th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
Fear his anger :)
Feb. 13th, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC)
where is this thing gonna be? I may have to stop by and see the get-up in person
Feb. 13th, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
It's something like 40 miles north of georgetown. All I know is right here, and there isn't a lot of it.
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