Bout' to get my cutlass, after I get my gladius. Having a hard time deciding what gladius design to get. (turning the walls of my study into a small armory, just stuff I like and not all high-end, unfortunately)
Once I get my cutlass I'm going to get my tricorn and then really get to work on my costume.
Time was I had it all, just never thought of putting it together.
Different pieces of costumes that were given to me from old roles I had done. (I was a professional actor).
Not going to have the same effect from the chair now.
My son's second birthday was a pirate party, we had a blast and I had a cool costume... had to give my patch away to a girl who thought I was a real pirate. Worked on the dialect for a couple of days, was funny.
When I finally broke character (I was exhausted) and told her I was my son's dad and just an actor, she reached up, pulled the patch down, back in front of my eye and continued to ask me pirate questions... basically, don't mess with the fantasy dude.
Funniest line of the day is "____'s dad is a pirate!?", was asked several times. When I told them I was just playing pirate, they just gave me a "yeah-right" look... it was hilarious.
Had I known this years ago, my acting career would have been very different. It was a blast!
A samurai once asked Zen Master Hakuin where he would go after he died.
Hakuin answered, "How am I supposed to know?"
"How do you know? You're a Zen master?" exclaimed the samurai.
"Yes, but not a dead one," Hakuin answered.