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Costume Academy

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Setup: 9:15 a.m. for registration, so feel free to come early and get in gear.
Event Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Language Studies International (LSI)
2015 Center St
Berkeley, CA

It's just south of downtown Berkeley BART and practically next door to Berkeley Rep. There is plenty of street parking and since it's Sunday, parking is free! There is also a garage across the street.

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Costume Academy wants to have a Viking costume class. Yoko has volunteered to run a class on Viking Costumes for 1.5 hours. No expenses to be paid. She will provide an overview of male and female costumes showing layers. Yoko needs to figure out what the women wore under their under-dresses... If anyone knows, please contact her.

Yoko would love volunteers, especially those with nice kits - and at least one more lady with a very authentic kit. We can decide who knows best for each of the topics and set up a script for the 1.5 hours with Q&A slots...

She hopes to show the Costume Academy authentic Vikings. Here is the general plan - start from the skin layer out and allow Q&A at each layer with ability to touch and ask questions. She would like to have a couple of model Vikings start in their layer closest to their skin and then work their way out, letting the students ogle, examine, and ask questions. She wants them to have a packet with Bjornstad info, basic patterns for male and female garb and a list of links for books (sources), shoes, accessories, bling and websites for more study (She would appreciate help with contents of said packet).

Clothing and kit to include:

  • Under tunic
  • Over tunic
  • Trousers
  • Cloaks
  • Shoes, leg wrappings, socks
  • Weapons
  • Hats
  • Pouches
  • Belts
  • Bling
Henrik will bring books to show sources for some of the above. Yoko has a sample inkle loom with trim in progress. Henrik is lending her a loom.

Yoko will provide some food.
  ©   For information contact Jack Garrett at info@vikingsofbjornstad.com