Kevin Roche (kproche) wrote,
Kevin Roche
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KotLT: Shiny!

At the BASFA meeting on the 31st, several of the folk attending Spamalot with me for my birthday (dprisoner and brittunculus, I'm looking at you, among others) expressed the strong opinion that as the Birthday Boy, I ought to be wearing a crown in our little costumed outing.

Now, my Imperial Crown would be both impractical (because of its weight) and discourteous to wear, given that it is some 15" tall.

Then, however, I remembered that I had bought self-adhesive glitter craft foam as emergency backup to build Liberacicus' silver laurel wreath.

I also had all my construction sketches from the Imperial Crown as a starting point.


Presenting the Crafty Crown of Sparkly-ness


The Crafty Crown of Sparklyness, unfastened
just like my Imperial Crown, this one opens up flat. Unlike that one, this one is made of craft foam. The black blob on the right is the velcro hoods.
The Crafty Crown of Sparklyness, unfastened
Crafty Crown of Sparklyness, assembled
This is what I intend to use as the front
Crafty Crown of Sparklyness, assembled
Crafty Crown of Sparklyness, side view
there are two sets of seven spires (2^7=49!), the outer set are gold and the inner silver.
Crafty Crown of Sparklyness, side view
Crafty Crown of Sparklyness, rear view
I've since added a bit of overlap to the inner (white) foam headband to reduce the bend you see on the right
Crafty Crown of Sparklyness, rear view
Crafty Crown of Sparklyness, front close-up
Crafty Crown of Sparklyness, front close-up





And best of all, I've already cleaned up the (small) mess in the studio now that's it done!
Tags: birthday, costume, crown, knights of the log table, spamalot, sparkly
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