Sir Walter Raleigh
I have fashion favorites, as you probably know by now.
Victorian male? LOVE!
Elizabethan? Not so much...
Don't get me wrong! I think most of it is gorgeous, but I best describe it as if my nemesis, the Tudor Sleeve of Doom™, went on steroids. That's what I'm usually up against with Elizabethan.
...But not this time. =)
Time consuming and detailed? Of course! But such a sweetie to make that I could not hold it against him. <3
And so I apologize to Elizabethan fashion for thinking the worst of it. Sir Walter Raleigh made me realize I was stereotyping and that is wrong.
And here Sir Walter! The dashing adventurer, writer, Queen's favorite and whatever else that man was before he fell from grace! Talk about being busy! Uff!
That cape is so precious I could squee! Ribbon, pearls and faux fur with cord ties. And it went so smoothly I wanted to hold it and squeeze it and never let it go!
Sir Walter is wearing his big boy breeches, as you can see. Pearls, ribbons and crochet yarn and it looks A-MA-ZING, if you don't mind me saying. ;D
I don't know if you noticed on the first photo, bit his doublet is slashed and so are his sleeves.
And this is where Deri pats herself on the back. =) I finally made something halfway decent with wire on the sword handle!
The sword has a wire structure to better withstand the handling of being taken out and put in the scabbard, but I've learnt my lesson the time I used the same wire in the structure for the handle and that thing weighed a ton! For this one I used lighter wire and wrapped it very simply and it actually fits the hand so he can hold the sword on his own! *does a little victory dance*
And here he is, right before he set sail to the wonderful L.'s home where he is now helping her.
=D See? He's working with her, studying his own text!