Ask Pamela Guntrum, of Seattle's Salle Auriol
Pam wins "Most Stylish Vet Fencer of the Portland NAC" for deploying a feather boa to deal with the chill.
Thought adding a pink Pussyhat to warm-ups was a pretty great solution, too.
Even the referees felt the need to bundle up
As to spectators, nothing says "warmth" like silly Christmas sweaters (and lap robes).
On to other fashion notes from the NAC. It was a great event for women's empowerment:
Not so much "#MeToo" as "Touch me and you WILL die." Works for me.
Youth fashion trend was temporary tattoos of fencing club logos. At least I hope they are temporary...
Even one vendor got into the act
The award for "Most Bad-ass Fencing Outfit" goes to this sabreur.
Yes, he is actually fencing pools in work boots. And work pants. And a bandana. Someone asked me "is that legal?" Maybe not, but what ref would dare call him on it? (He seemed to me to be about 6' 8", but keep in mind I'm only a tiny badger.)
I'm not sure this is legal, either, but the fencer gets point for "best improv with a blue crayon."
Crowdsourcing the following question: does the High Desert Fencing Alliance engage in three-weapon Elk hunting?
And lastly, I thin this is what happens when the bout committee is forced to work long hours with insufficient caffeine: