Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-12 11:16
An article in Pravda chronicles the history of the brassiere from ancient Cretan underbodice to the Wonderbra.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2007-02-11 16:08
Cassandra Boell von Bayer has been part of the SCA for about 29 years and has gained repute for her skill in costuming and small animal husbandry. A recent article in The Bolton Common profiles her SCA life.
Submitted by Elizabeth Oakwood on Wed, 2006-12-27 22:58
Farthingales LA corset shop sells quality corset making supplies, quality ready-made corsets and offers the opportunity to purchase custom-made corsets. Quality corset supplies are an important investment for any corset maker or costumer. Why invest the time required to build a garment, if you're not using the quality products that will make that garment survive time and wear? If you value your work, use products that will make your techniques and your workmanship stand out from others.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-26 23:25
The failure to finalize a contract with garment-makers has left more than 5,000 Scottish soldiers out of uniform. As many as fifteen soldiers have been forced to share each ceremonial kilt.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-21 08:46
In an article dated December 4, 2006, Anita French of the Morning News reports that the retail giant Wal-Mart will not be closing the fabric departments in 80% of its stores by April 2007, as has been reported on a number of blogs.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-11 09:10
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares her memories and photos of the recent Known World Costuming Symposium which was held recently in the Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, Wisconsin).
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2006-12-03 19:28
Did you miss out on attending the Knowne World Costuming Symposium and now are sad that you didn't get a chance to take all those lovely classes? Never fear! The Proceedings are now available for purchase!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-24 13:11
Meghan Elphinstone, Arts & Sciences Champion for the Barony of Marinus in Atlantia, has posted her extensive research on early Byzantine costuming. The two papers are available in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-11-23 22:42
Deborah Doyle reports that an Elizabethan gown was stolen from her garage in the San Francisco area on November 18, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-12 09:01
Francis Classe has created a website with photos and documentation on recreating and constructing historical raised heel shoes, such as chopines, pantoufles, or zoccoli.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2006-11-10 12:21
The Knowne World Costuming Symposium 2006 will be held in the Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, WI) in the Kingdom of Northshield on Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-08 20:06
Medieval costuming expert Robin Netherton will be presenting a series of five lectures at CostumeCon 25. The convention will take place March 30-April 2, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-11-06 12:16
Are you coming to Costume-Con 25? All the Best People (or whatever) Are!!
St. Louis, MO
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-28 12:26
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-23 16:57
Do you want new garb? Does your armor need an update? Perhaps you just want to share and learn? Classes are being formed for armor, leather, needlework, hats, menswear, and ladieswear: clothing and accessories.
Site opens at 9 am; classes begin at 10 am at the Lyndonviklle central School: 25 Housel Ave., Lyndonville, NY 14098. The event fee is $5.00. Lunch is included. There is no feast. Some classes will have supply fees.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-14 09:38
New research by French scientists seems to suggest that the techniques used by Greeks and Romans to dye their hair had results in common with today's nanotechnology and were comparable to modern products.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-10-11 18:04
A garbage dump dating from the 13th or 14th century has been discovered in Oslo, Norway. The massive collection of discarded items includes over 1,000 shoes.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-02 07:57
Jerusha has posted photos from the Kingdom of Meridies' recent Fall 2006 Coronation.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-29 19:06
The online version of the September 2006 issue of National Geographic Magazine includes an article on "The Joy of Shoes." The article includes photos and references to modern and historic shoes.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-13 15:48
Come celebrate the bounty of the Harvest and the coming of winter at All Hallows XXVI. There will be two A&S events - the Best Headgear for your Persona, be it hat, wimple and veil, or helm; any appropriate head covering. There will also be a display of your most current Work in Progress, so we can all see what wonderful things are being made in Faire Atlantia. PLEASE have your A&S entry in by 1 p.m. We plan to have a Consult table during the day, as well. After Feast there will be our well known Bardic Competition, so practice your song, poem, or story to share! Location:
Shire of Berley Cort (Sedley, Virginia)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-13 15:07
Mystified by the process of wrapping a Scottish great kilt? Tartanweb.com can come to your aid with diagrams and photos to make the process easy.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-06 21:40
Baroness Eithni ingen Talorgain is looking for instructors for the upcoming Known World Costuming Symposium which takes place November 26, 2006 in the Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, Wisconsin).
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-05 18:38
Plates from John Derrick's 1581 book The Image of Irelande are available on the Edinburgh University website. The woodcuts show examples of Irish costume of the time.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-29 19:13
Steve Tarter of the Peoria, Illinois Journal Star "went medieval" when he visted with Valerie Lilley of Sofi's Stitches to discuss the meaning of "dressing for success" medieval style.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-29 13:55
The Kingdom of Northshield and the Barony of Jararvellir are proud to host the 2006 Knowne World Costuming Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-10 08:22
The Society of Antiquaries of London sponsors yearly awards of up to UK£4000 "to further in-depth study of Western dress." The Janet Arnold Award is presented in honor of the historical costume expert who died in 1998.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-19 19:42
Scolastica la souriete has created a new discussion list for those interested in 13th century European garb.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-07-12 16:30
Egypt opened its doors to foreign dancers and asked its hometown heroes to stay out of the competition at the Alf Leila We Leila Festival (Belly Dancing World Cup 2006). Since an Egyptian has won nearly every year of the competition, the local contestants decided to see what the rest of the world had to offer.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-07-03 16:24
Faerisa has posted photos from the recent Rajahs on the Red, an Indian-themed event, held in Castel Rouge in the Kingdom of Northshield.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-05-27 02:04
Athena's Grove, Inc., provides gorgeous trims that will make your garb dazzling. They have Celtic, European and Middle Eastern styles and many other beautiful designs. They also carry many Pagan and new age items including Amy Brown pendants and earrings and tarot decks. Mention that you saw them listed on SCAtoday.net, and they offer a discount.