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Rasta Imposta Chess Rook Adult MASK

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Gigantic Chess Pieces: These inflatable costumes are designed to resemble the iconic chess pieces we all know and love, but on a larger-than-life scale. Choose from King, Queen, Rook, Knight, Bishop or Pawn costumes to represent your favorite chess piece. Introducing our whimsical and eye-catching Chess Piece Inflatable Costumes – the perfect way to infuse fun and excitement into your next costume event. Whether you're a chess enthusiast looking to make a bold statement at your next chess club gathering or simply seeking an attention-grabbing outfit for a themed party, these costumes are the ultimate choice. Key Features: Easy to Wear: Putting on and taking off these costumes is a breeze. The simple step-in design guarantees a secure fit, ensuring that you're ready to make your grand entrance in no time.

The bottom of the dress is hemmed and a ring of boning is sewn over the hem on the inside of the costume to keep the bottom of the dress open in a circle. Next I added an extension of fabric the same circumference as the hem to reach almost to the floor to give the chess piece the appearance of a base. Sew one front side piece to each side of the center front piece. The right sides of the fabric should be facing each other when sewing. All pieces of fabric will be sewn with right sides facing each other. Living Chess has always been interesting phenomena to watch. The term ‘Live Chess’ was found in Victor Keats’ translation of Thomas Hyde’s De Ludus Orientabilus mentioning a similar incident. (2) Inflatable Design: Crafted from durable and lightweight materials, our costumes are easy to inflate, ensuring you stand tall and proud as a colossal chess piece. The built-in air blower keeps you looking inflated and impressive throughout the event. Requires 4AA batteries (not included) History has it that during the Tang Dynasty, in the first year of Tang Bao, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (唐玄宗Táng Xuánzōng, 685-762AD), was a Xiangqi fanatic. His favourite consort was Consort Yang (杨贵妃Yáng Guìfēi, 719 AD -756 AD), who was also known as Yang Yuhuan (杨玉环 Yáng Yù huán).Versatile Occasions: Whether it's a chess-themed party, a costume contest, a school event, or even a parade, our Chess Piece Inflatable Costumes are the perfect choice to leave a lasting impression and spark conversations. The play Wu Cai Yu (五彩与 wǔ cǎi yú) is rooted in facts. Yan Shi Fan drew a chess board on the carpet and played Xiangqi against his wife. This passage could be found in Mei Xin (another passage). The carpet and the thirty-two maidens were a gift from Wang Tianhua.” (1 pp. 233-236) For the rounded bottom edge of the crown I cut a pool noodle in half long ways. The noodle piece was then cut to fit around the bottom edge of the crown.I covered the noodle with fabric. To cover the noodle I glued fabric on, hiding the edges of the fabric on the inside of the noodle half. The edges of the noodle were glued together and the fabric was hand sewn closed. Rather, according to Zhang Ru-an, the earliest account of Living Chess happened was Yan Shifan (严世蕃 yán shì fān, ?-1565AD) playing Living Chess with his wife. Yan Shifan’s father, Yan Song (严嵩 yán sōng) (1480-1569AD), was the prime minister during the Jia Jing era who has been depicted as a villain. Zhang Ru-an quoted an ancient passage. Qian Jingfang’s (钱静方 qián jìng fāng) , Xiao Shuo Cong Kao(《小说丛考》) had this to say: In Living Chess, the Xiangqi chess pieces are represented by human beings wearing uniforms with Chinese inscriptions to represent the various chess pieces. A gigantic chess board is drawn on the ground. Sometimes, in more fanciful versions, weapons are brought. The two players would sit on high ground and play chess as they would over the board. A move is made by announcing it loudly over a loudspeaker or a microphone so that the human being representing the piece would get up and move to their designated positions. If that move constituted a capture, sometimes there would be a make-believe show of actually ‘killing’ or capturing the piece.

One of the more spectacular ways of playing Xiangqi (Chinese Chess) is to use human beings to act as the chess pieces. Two players would then play a game of Xiangqi whereby the human beings are moved as in an actual game. The Chinese name for such a competition is known as 人棋 (rén qí) where the first Chinese character is used to refer to men and the second Chinese character is used to mean ‘chess’. There have been many recorded incidences of living chess being played in the history of China. (1 pp. 233-236)In the top center of the crown I inserted half of a large plastic Easter egg that I painted to match the fabric. The egg was glued in place. The Emperor used thirty-two maidens to represent the pieces and the game was carried out as it would be in over-the-board play. This passage had been given in Zhou Jiasen’s book and also by Zhang Ru-an. Zhang Ru-an would further say that the chess played contained Chinese characters ‘香車’, ’桂馬’, ‘銀將’, ‘金將’ et cetera. The names of these pieces would later be introduced into China to become Shogi. Unfortunately, there was no further information to validate the living chess played here and shogi.

Comfortable and Breathable: Despite their size, these costumes are surprisingly comfortable to wear. The interior is spacious, allowing for easy movement and ventilation so you can enjoy your event in comfort. Durable and Reusable: Made with high-quality materials, these costumes are built to last and can be reused for multiple events, ensuring you get the most out of your investment.

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