Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-04-07 09:30
This spring, viewers of the BBC and PBS will be treated to a video version of the Hilary Mantel book Wolf Hall set in the court of Henry VIII. Since its announcement, there has been discussion of the size of the actor's codpiece, perhaps smaller than is historically accurate. Jane Huggett of The Guardian joins the conversation.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-03-24 14:03
Toby Martin, of the University of Oxford, has published a series of abstrats on papers and presentations on his university blog pertaining to Anglo Saxon dress and jewelry. PDFs are available on request.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2015-03-03 08:49
Clean-shaven, mustachioed or heavy-bearded, the fashion of men's facial hair has come and gone over the centuries. In a feature article for the Telegraph, Lucinda Hawksley looks at the fashion from Roman times to the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2015-02-12 22:53
Each month, the Laurels of the Kingdom of Drachenwald showcase one of their own. For January 2015, it is Mistress Lia de Thornegge of Nordmark (Uppsala, Sweden), who specializes in late period embroidery and late period costuming.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-08-20 12:31
For issue 8 of What's Up Wednesday, the A&S blog for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, the topic is sewing, featuring some amazing projects created by artisans of the Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-08-19 11:23
Experts in Denmark are intrigued by the recent discovery of a Viking Age amulet/figurine by a metal detectorist in a field near Revninge. The small silver figurine, possibly representing Freya the goddess of fertility, wears a marvelously-detailed Viking dress. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-08-05 10:02
The National Centre for Stage Costumes in Moulins, France is playing host to an elaborate display of Shakespearean theatrical costumes entitled Shakespeare, l'étoffe du monde. The silk, satin and gemstone-studded costumes reflect designs from over a century of productions.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-07-01 11:33
Members of the SCA Shire of Thamesreach recently took part in a celebration of Tudor Day at the Queens Elisabeth Hunting lodge in Epping Forest, England. Photographer PQNeiman was on hand to capture images of the day.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-06-26 21:49
A recent edition of the Falcon Banner, the news magazine of the Kingdom of Calontir, featured documentation by Duchess Aislinn Morcroft entitled An Age of Change: Examining 14th century Fashion.
Submitted by lindalearn on Wed, 2014-06-11 20:19
Just a note to try to notify all my friends and customers. Dragon's Magic will be selling out and closing at this Pennsic, 2014.
I'm going back to school full time and closing my store, Class Act Fabrics/Dragon's Magic. I will also be putting up my Slavic 'house on wheels' up for sale.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-05-20 09:37
Threads Magazine has anncounced its 2014 American Sewing Expo (ASE) Challenge: 1/2-Scale Design Challenge on the theme of "Fashion Icons through the Ages." The contest is limited to 100 entries and garments must be finished by August 1, 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-05-07 22:12
In a recent edition of the Falcon Banner, the online news magazine for the Kingdom of Calontir, HE Qadiya Catalina de Arazuri shares her research for the recent Kingdom A&S event on Clothing of al-Andalus.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-04-17 13:38
Ladies, no more spending your hard-erned money for salon waxing. Simply follow the renaissance recipe for hair removal: arsenic, cat dung and vinegar. Read the article by Rose Eveleth in Smithsonian.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-04-06 15:32
The discovery of the remains of a "maiden crown" in Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark have shed new light on women's fashion of the time. A maiden crown was worn by an unmarried woman in the Renaissance. The recently-discovered headpiece consisted of small flowers made of copper wire and silk thread. (photos)
Submitted by Rastaslav Micha... on Thu, 2014-03-20 21:22
Stephen Smith of the BBC News opines on one of our favorite accessories, on or off the battlefield.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-03-03 23:46
Brita and Hugh from the East Kingdom report that they have created albums of photos from Market Day at Birka. Brita's photos are available on Shutterfly, while Hugh's may be found on Picasaweb.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-02-28 17:39
Announcing Old Time Patterns' 2nd Annual Historical Costume Contest. No purchase necessary. Cash prizes. 8 time period categories to enter.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-02-06 01:18
The quintessential "princess hat" of the Middle Ages, the hennin, was inspired by the willow-withe and felt Boqta (Ku-Ku) of Mongolian Queens, according to a blog entry for Medieval PoC. The Mongolian hats could reach up to 7 feet in height and may have served to distinguish men from women at a distance.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-01-21 15:31
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two large albums of photos from Steppes 12th Night which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-12-03 08:50
Shava reports that she has created an album of photos from Griffin Needle Challenge, which took place in October 2013 in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-11-11 17:39
The newest trend in fashion is not crop tops or romantic florals but medieval armor. Annalee Newitz of io9 reports on the work of designer Pinkabsinthe whose handcrafted fashion armor may not protect, but certainly looks cool. (photos)
Submitted by olde-worlde-designs on Tue, 2013-08-27 19:29
Olde Worlde Designs offers quality handmade Medieval and Renaissance clothing, accessories and underpinnings. Their ever-growing line of clothing includes noble gowns, doublets, tunics, corsets, underpinnings, jewelry, hats and more. They provide custom made garb for any size and any occasion.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-23 16:02
SCA member and author Allan Mathew Gnagy has created a kickstarter campaign to publish the first of a series of period tailoring manuals devoted to men's tailoring of the early 17th century. The first volume focuses on doublets.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-09 13:31
Matthaeus Schwarz was a 16th century accountant - but an accountant with fashion sense. For over 40 years, the Augsburg, Germany resident commissioned watercolor paintings of himself, documenting his wardrobe and accessories, and revealing as much about his personality and ambition as his clothing choices. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-07-03 14:04
Baltimore hairdresser, and self-proclaimed "hairdo archaeologist," Janet Stephens, discusses her unique work with Roman hairstyles with the BBC while on a recent visit to London. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-06-27 10:00
“Women never went out in public without their hair properly covered. But Italian women were notorious for tweaking laws," said Carver, Massachusetts merchant Susan Christiano about hair dressing in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Christiano sells handmade snoods and other ornaments at the Carver Farmers’ Market. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-30 18:37
Earlier this year, Sandy Gowland of Old Time Patterns issued a challenge: create an historical costume. Some entrants used existing patterns, while others made their own. The winner was announced on May 25, 2013. The results can be viewed on the website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 16:47
On Saturday, June 22, 2013 within the awesome lands of SunDragon, a yearly event will take place that is not for the weak. Fabric War is upon us! Search in your closets, sewing/guest room, garage and yes, even that stash under the bed that you did not think anyone knew about.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-05-16 15:46
COSTUME-CON is an annual 4-day conference about costumes! All forms of costuming are welcome, including historical recreation, anime, comics,
video games, fantasy, sci-fi, theatrical/film/TV costumes, millinery, fursuits, and more.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-05-12 15:48
Manchester University in England has created a searchable website of sources for medieval textiles and clothing. The lexis of cloth and clothing in Britain c. 700-1450: origins, identification, contexts and change collects documentation from "diverse academic disciplines: archaeology, archaeological textiles, art history, economic history, literature, languages."