Highland Laddie with Great Kilt Tutorial

We’re moving to Scotland this summer, and I’m getting really excited about it. The kids are all dying to learn “Scottish,” and Zach has promised to grow out his beard and buy a kilt (which is possibly the only thing more awesome than being married to a man who wears lederhosen). Stay tuned, because I’m sure we’ll … Read more

Star Wars PLUS Jedi Robe Tutorial

But FIRST: I am on Instagram now @findingstorybookland! Back to your regularly scheduled broadcast: Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away, we did something perfect with our kids: we made them Star Wars costumes and dressed them up for fun. Then we let them play with lightsabers and nerf guns, pose in the … Read more

How to Make a Braveheart Brigandine

This last summer, we did a Braveheart Cosplay and LARP with our toddler boys in England (the irony of that location was not lost on us). You can find out all about the photo shoot and see the photos there, but I wanted to give more details on the brigandines, because they were quite simple … Read more

Brave Hearts and Brigandines

When it comes to movies, I love the epic films, especially the ones that pretend to be historical. Films starring Russell Crowe and Mel Gibson are especially high on the list, and if Hans Zimmer or James Horner write the score, my heart will be shredded in forty-seven bits by the time the credits roll. … Read more