Or, as we call it in my household: Friday night.
I’ve spent most of my efforts so far working on a shield, but I thought I’d take a moment to talk about the rest of the ensemble. Specifically, the armor itself. You can’t be a knight in shining armor if you don’t have armor! The problem is, there aren’t a lot of stores that sell plate mail. Those that sell armor have this flak jacket stuff that looks silly on a scrawny guy like me.
|Kinda like this.|
The advantage is that I would have more freedom of movement. There’s also this one, which is the whole shebang:
The advantage of that one is I don’t have a dorky lion on my chest. Finally, there’s this one:
It’s not very knightly, but might get me invited to sexy parties.
Then I went by the Assistance League Costume Bank, a rental place that donates its profits to charities. I’m a bit nervous about renting from them, as I’d have to be really careful with the outfit. They only had one knight costume:
I thought it was kinda lame at first, then I noticed what the links in the chain mail were made of:
Beer can rings! This would be the best choice if anyone sent me on a beer run or to talk to their drunk neighbors.
So, what do you think? Which one do you like best?