Hawaiian Costumer Still Plays Dress Up in the SCA

Costumer Amy Sumida, who works for Kaimuki's Prosperity Corner in Hawaii, is busy putting together costumes for the Halloween season. Sumida discovered the SCA in her teens and learned that playing dress-up could be profitable. Nadine Kam of the Honolulu Star Bulletin has the story.

According to Sumida:

"We dress up every day of the week here and have lots of fun," said Sumida, who, despite creating every type of costume imaginable, never tires of returning to the Middle Ages. "A lot of it has to do with chivalry," she said. "It's nice to put on a long flowing gown and have men treat you nice. They don't do that now, like, you never see a group of men running to help you these days. But back then it was part of being a knight and part of being the upper class."