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."