Sunday, 23 February 2014

Hairtoy weaponry: Spanish rapier mini-sword :)

If you are fond of weapons and martial sports and/or fighting activities, it's a cool idea to wear mini-weapons in your hair! There are some hairtoys in the shape of swords, daggers, spears, arrows, axes and other weaponry, but letter openers and decorative mini-swords (all relatively safe and, of course, blunt!) can work as well. They work in the same way as hairsticks.

I love martial sports such as sword-fighting and archery, so hairtoy weaponry is something I certainly wish to invest upon :). The hairtoy-workable swords I have at the moment include an Arthurian-style sword, a Spanish rapier, a Celtic sword letter-opener (which I'm afraid it's too short to hold my hair efficiently and will remain solely as a letter-opener), and mini-replicas of Gandalf and the Witch-king's swords (the Witch-king sword is too long and potentically dangerous, but Glamdring does work relatively well). After being enabled via the LHC (here:, Tauriel's daggers, Arwen's sword Hadhafang and Thorin's sword Orcrist are now in my wish list for hair-swords.

This post is for my newest hair-sword, a mini Spanish rapier that works really well, especially in a cinnamon bun. I've been doing ancient 17th Century Spanish sword-fighting for a bit more than a year now, too, so it matches with my real life rapier :D

It practically doesn't need any more support to keep the bun secure for the whole day (apart from the elastic - I usually do cinnamon buns with elastics for the additional security).

Bonus for Vampire Red shine :) and fandom-geeekiness - yes, that's Sherlock's coat from the BBC series! 

Alternative: Acting as holding hairstick in an improvised braided Chinese bun with a paranda (I'll be talking about the awesome things about parandas, and about Chinese buns, in future posts). Messy bun, too, because this was taken at the end of the day and my slippery hair loves to stick out of updos.

And bonus 2: My real life Spanish rapier :)