"Yep, 1952 I think. I don't know how accurate the costumes were, but I do know that they raided ebay and a bunch of thrift stores just putting together whatever they could, so things were mismatched. That's a film shoot for you! Usually the…"
I have a quick question b/c I've not found any research on it so far, but when constructing Civil War era clothing, where can one find cotton thread that is period correct? All the modern thread I find is mercerized…"
Looks like youre pretty busy with periods. Read your bio...our ancestors may have known each other...I had an ancestor at Kings Mountain too. Once met a man there at the site whose ancestor was a loyalist leader of the NC loyalists…"
I have been reenacting 15 years, and working as a paid living history interpreter for the last 10 of those. I love history and filmmaking, and combining both of the two to produce documentaries and narrative films. I am a pretty laid back guy but I take my impressions very seriously. I absolutely hate politics in the hobby and think everyone should just get off their high horse and get along! Anyway, I love meeting new people and always need some more friends on here. So please add me!
Mississippi Valley Educational Programs, and I fall in with the HMS Falcon based out of St. Augustine, FL.
Re-enactment/Living History Periods:
Iron Age Celtic, Sixteenth-century Spanish Conquistador, American Revolution-Royal Navy sailor and Loyalist militia, Civil War-both sides, World Wars I and II
I have done repro clothing for all the periods I have reenacted (F&I through WWII) - mostly for myself, though. Have done some work for other people, but haven't had much time to sew lately. As to 1830s, that I have done right around here in WI - I have friends that do Blackhawk War and have worked at museums where 1830s is one of the focal time periods.
I don't think we've met, unless you have been to an event at Sycamore Shoals or Davy Crockett Birthplace, both in East TN. The Sycamore Shoals crowd focuses on the march to Kings Mountain, and both sites have a connection to the Overmountain Victory Trail Association.
I was born and raised near Raleigh, NC. Moved to TN 4 years ago.
My paternal ancestors are from Independence, VA. I have ancestors that fought in the Rev. war, and the civil war. My ggg-uncle(I think), the Reverend Creed Fulton, married the niece of William Campbell, of Kings Mountain fame.
I'm still on a quest to learn more about both my VA ancestors and my NC ancestors.
I would love to hear about your job as an interpreter! How enjoyable that must be! I have been interested in living history since I was 15, I visited Colonial Williamsburg, and saw the Mayflower II dock at the Outer Banks of NC that summer! I am interested in 1st person interpretation, unfortunately there aren't many folks here for me to learn from.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Looks like youre pretty busy with periods. Read your bio...our ancestors may have known each other...I had an ancestor at Kings Mountain too. Once met a man there at the site whose ancestor was a loyalist leader of the NC loyalists there...who we were portraying then and whom my ancester probably helped hang after the battle. It was a small world back then.
Hey there, you've got some nice pictures there! I only do french and indian war/rev war. But it seems you do a lot of different eras for reenacting, How do you find the time to be in all of those groups? I am thoroughly impressed.
Well, its nice to meet a fellow reenactor interested in militia.
Well the Tex Rev season down here just ended a few weeks ago w/San Jacinto. Mexican Army lost-AGAIN,but I know one of these years will win it-lol. The season restarts in the Fall with the Skirmish at Gonzales in early October,then theres usually events all thru the month into November.
So what materials were used to whip up that Quilted Armour?