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Any reenactors out there

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by jadude, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. jadude

    jadude Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Do any of you civil war reenact.
    My friend does it any i started. it is pretty fun
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Specifically civil war? Very cool, and betcha there are also some pretty serious medieval ren-fair geeks on here too. Speak up now, y'all!
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I do like the occasional Ren Faire. I always go in garb. [​IMG]
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    My family and in laws all are civil war reenactors. Seems like it runs in the family at times LOL!
  5. MsMcChick

    MsMcChick Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    My best friend has finally dragged me and my dd into it. We went to our first one last month. It was a blast. We are actually going this weekend shopping for fabric for the clothes, as what she has doesn't seem to fit me [​IMG] We've bought patterns locally and online and plan to spend the winter sewing! ~Tracy
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I do all kinds of re-enacting, I absolutely love it! I have more costumes than normal clothing in my closet,,,
  7. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Quote:You sound like my bil.
  8. jubylives

    jubylives Songster

    Mar 23, 2007
    Central Iowa
    I've always wanted to but nothing around here that I know of. I've read roughly 30 books on the CW. I mad a 2x4 ft diorama with over 200 handpainted figures. Kinda had an obsession with it for a year or so.

  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    How long have you all been in reenactors?

    I've been for 11 years and hubby has been over 16 years. Thats a long time and been thru three different units (all of them folded up due to conflicts) and we are starting our new group next year. We are still learning as we go and hopefully we should get some new guys in! We got all the women we got from our last unit.....time to relist guys!!!!!
  10. skand

    skand Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    lol The question down south to ask, how many do reenactments, then ask, how many try to change how it ended?
    We still have the pick-up trucks with the bumper stickers saying get your greenbacks, the south shall rise again. Sad part is the driver always has the wifebeater tank top on, suspenders, plumber bum and beer belly, screamin..Yee HAW!
    One of our community colleges has a smaller scaled Shakesphere's Globe Theater. There's a med ren almost every summer . Hopefully the girls will be old enough this summer to take them to it. They saw part of a sword fight last year at one of the carnival things. They loved it, but complained that I got us seats too close, it hurt thier ears. Guess that makes me a bad mom, I wanted good seats to see it all.

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