Everyone at some time or another plays the fools. I
just choose to do it often.
Ise and I made me a outfit for a Pa event a few years ago. It was
a fighting jester outfit with puppets for weapons.
We recently broke it back out and made some major improvements. I
like it alot. Who knows maybe I will start wearing it more often.
Here are some photos of the first
time Otas came out. I won an award at the PA event for this outfit. Ise
sewed this outfit togather from small pieces of different colored
fabric. the weapons I made to look like puppets. And I made a
special set of armor to fit under the clothes and to paint jester colors.
The following are
new photos from 2004 Fools Event. Ise and I took first place in the arts
and sciences competition by entering the Otas outfit.
Started off the project by
stealing back Ise's helmet, pulling off the japanese stuff and painting it
clown colors. in my defense this helmet was bought for Otas years ago and
she started using it when she started fighting...ya ya I will paint it
purple for her again.
Then I sewed a ton of new bells
onto the helmet drape and shirt. Yes I did that part of the sewing, I used
sinew and a leather needle.
Ise reattaches the hood to the
helmet. One reason I had to use her helmet was the drape was designed to
fit the helmet and wouldn't fit my helmet.
The new weapons I made using
dolls and puppets.
From the left.
1-a flame tongue green dragon great sword.
2- A puppet mace
3- A rag doll puppet spear
Otas holding sword
Otas holding spear and mace.
The beautifully made scroll that was our
prize for winning the arts and sciences contest. This scroll was
made by one the artisans of Shattered Crystal.
My trusty side kicks
Ise dressed as a fool priest
The 3 Rivers Players do a very funny skit
about a Samurai in training, which until the fools event I had never
seen. I was drawn into the skit in the middle of skit to add humor
to a already very funny act.