Do you want the edge in pitched pillow combat? Do you need to frighten off fluffy enemies? Are you a soft-hearted brigand who just can't stand to hurt his victims? Then, you might want this lovingly spiked fluffy puffy pillow mace.
I’m going to be going over some very basic sewing techniques for creating this odd stuffed spiked ball. I’ll be demonstrating how to plan out and stitch a sphere made of pentagonal panels, how to stuff a massive plush object, and how to make a puffy weapon safe for boffing, pillow fights, and other friendly altercations.
I made this pillow mace for the NYC Pillow Fight ’11 back in April. After attending the one in SF a few years back, I came to the determination that standard pillows just weren’t medieval enough for wild pillow melees.
The upside of it all was that everyone I met got super excited to see and get hit by the pillow mace. The down side was that, while in the scrum, people would point to me, say “He’s got a pillow mace… Get him!” and I’d be bent over by a storm of flailing pillows.
So my advice to you is: if you make your own pillow mace and take it to a pillow fight, be prepared to accept the consequences of becoming the center of attention.