My sister-in-law was sorting photos with my mom tonight and sent me this gem:
That really is me.
I’m surprised somebody caught this on honest-to-goodness camera film, mid 1990’s. It made me laugh. Pretty evident that I’ve always been into fantasy.
Last weekend, I got to do a show in San Antonio. And people like this always come, dressed up in costumes just like the one above. Or rather, a hundred times better. Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington were both there, but then this guy shows up (not pictured here) looking more like Kit Harington than Kit Harington, wolfskin pelts and all.
And then there were these other costumes. More my speed. Kids showing up in homemade outfits, made from the best they had. And you can tell they didn’t have a big budget or professional tailors. But still awesome.
So just for funsies, here’s my costume, and my blog post, made from the best I had, which was about 13 minutes and an old picture from 1995, in a sparkly shirt, with a real sword, and a Robin Hood feather cap made by my dad. (I think.) Not perfect, but good enough.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to talk.