Here you can see the Duchess, her herald, and one of her knights. The serf was a lot of fun to tease - yea, he was a bit uppity, and I suggested that the Duchess give him a good fifty lashes, or mayhaps demote him to court jester.
I was pretty proud of my medieval dress until I saw what Mad Science came up with. She was E____ of Arc, accompanied by faithful Patsy (complete with "coconuts") and she actually did it sounded like quite a bit of research into her armor and the undergarments that go with it before making the damn thing. It made me sick with envy and at the same time gave me some ideas for the Halloween costume I decided to make for later this year.
The Duchess was a little nervous - it is not easy to leave something this big completely in the hands of students, but if there were any students I'd give complete control to, it would be these guys (or the ones that have been my students this year, at any rate...they are fantastic). I'd say I would miss them this summer, but honestly I think the summer will be over before I even fully realize I've left the country, and I BADLY need a break from the ones that I definitely WON'T miss.