Her Majesty Avelina issued a garb challenge to the Kingdom for Birka to pick their favorite sports team and interpret their uniform as a medieval garment or outfit.
“So many of us are rabid sports fans and when we are playing medieval on the weekends, sometimes we can be found wearing our teams’ colors under our garb for warmth,” Queen Avelina wrote. “I was inspired by an exchange between Duchess Kiena and Lady Rafaella and the Atlantians. For the past couple of Coronations, the Atlantians have been issuing garb challenges. These have included Disney Princesses, Superheros and villains. Since the winter reign happens during football season, I decided to issue my own garb challenge. One that would let folks wear their team’s colors in an unobtrusive manner at a medieval event. It was so fantastic to see what people came up with and I was astounded by the talent and creativity of everyone who took part.”
The kingdom was inspired by the words of Her Majesty and responded with creativity and style. Baronessa Maria Pagani and Baron Juan Xavier won the prize of a small wooden box crafted for the Queen by Master Estgardr (Angus Pembridge). The following are some of the garb displayed.