In keeping with the post that enticed a couple of my latest readers hitherward, I did a couple of Wikipedia LOLpics.
But making fun of myself? Too easy. I have great evidence of my megadorkiness (which continues to this day, but, as the second picture shows, is sometimes better hidden):
...of course, now, I'm apparently terrifying, but the only reason you have to be terrified around me is that I might knock something over on you - I'm a bit of a klutz. And I use big words, but there isn't any confirmed evidence that words over five syllables cause cancer.
Or so I'm told.
Speaking of research and my early days, I need to scan the "historic" fashion designs I did when I was first in the SCA. I got into the SCA through fandom and Cons, where I had been making costumes and entering masquerade competitions for several years. I had the good fortune (some would say otherwise, but if I hadn't , I wouldn't be here now) to meet my ex-husband at a Balticon SCA demo, and the pretty costumes the SCA people had on made my heart go a-flutter. The information that you could wear these costumes all the time, not just once or twice a year was too much for my 18-year old senses to take, and I was hooked.
Mind you, it took me several years to get the hang of "historical" costume. I sincerely wish I had more photos of my early efforts - they were quite the giggle-fest. I promise to draw up sketches of the ones I remember and show you my magnificent dorkery.