New Line of Bronze Age Greek Mycenaean/Achaean Armor

Matt started researching ancient Greek Mycenaean/Achaean history over the summer, studying both Homeric epics (the Iliad and the Odyssey) and has come up with several new representations of what may have been worn by Greeks in the Bronze Age over 3,000 years ago.  The new line includes a boar tusk helmet and lobster tail-style armor with bronze plating.  Matt has enjoyed working with bronze and coming up with armor that looks like nothing he’s created before that’s also true to the period, as it’s very sturdy and combat-worthy.  He plans to release impressions based on Homer’s descriptions of the Greek heroes, such as Odysseus, Achilles, Hector, and Menelaus.  He has several pieces done already and will be doing product photography in the next several weeks.

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Texas Renaissance Festival – Roman Bacchanal 11/6/10

Matt, Darren, and Ismael dressed up in Greek armors and headed out to the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville, TX (outside of Houston) to participate in the Roman parade.

Rick Riordan Event at Book People 10/12/10

Matt was asked by Topher Bradfield at Book People to set up a table and have a few Greek warriors dressed up for a book signing event with Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series.  Matt, Darren, and Clint dressed up and Matt also premiered his Blood of a King trailer.  The event drew many Riordan fans, both teens and adults, and it was a great time.

Matt Costumes The Odyssey: A Rock Musical, Opening Night 8/13/10

Matt created costumes for many of the actors in The Odyssey: A Rock Musical, performed at the Dougherty Arts Center in Austin.  Opening night was August 13th, 2010.  Richard Dodwell who played Odysseus and also played The Scythian in Blood of a King suggested Matt as a potential costumer to the producer, Freddy Carnes.  The costumes received great reviews, and the experience sparked Matt’s interest in ancient Greek Mycenaean/Achaean history and armor.