Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-09 17:13
They're back! This year's entries in the Stuck at the Prom duct tape prom-wear contest are now online.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-06-06 14:55
An article for the Kuwait Times discusses the difficulties of creating medieval clothing in a modern world.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-26 07:07
The Museum of London's Centre for Human Bioarchaeology hosts a database of osteological measurements from human remains during the medieval and post-medieval periods.
Submitted by Rozani on Mon, 2007-04-23 15:56
Rozani Designs provides period styles with an original flair. Specialties include Renaissance garb for Lords and Ladies, Smalls and Pleasant Peasants. From Pirate and Wench Wear to clasps and pattern guides, there are goods for the newbie SCAer or advanced seamstress. Choose from masquerade accessories and plumes for designing your own creations. And for dragon and jester enthusiasts, there are staves and more.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-13 07:46
According to listowner Bella Lucia da Verona (Annabella Wake), she created the Realm of Venus because she loved to look at other people's Italian Renaissance garb. The site showcases "Italian historical fashions of the late fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-12 18:18
Tartan Week was celebrated in style recently in New York with runway models, Miss Scotland, and Sean Connery in a custom-made tartan Mercedes!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-04 19:50
O, how tacky can you get? Selviergard's annual springtime ritual is back! The site this year is between a cemetery and a farm... so we can wake the dead just so long as we don't rattle the cattle!
Three – count `em – Three Offensive Contests! –Awards will be given
for the most offensive garb, (PG-13, please) Hat and Shakespearean-
style Insult (must be done from memory!) Here's your chance to use
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-30 15:58
Hancock Fabrics, Inc., a major resource for SCA costumers, has recently filed for protection and relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This will cause the closing of many of the fabric stores across the country.
Submitted by lindalearn on Fri, 2007-03-30 10:48
Class Act Fabrics, also known as Dragon’s Magic at the Pennsic War, provides high quality modern couture fabrics, which are selected for period-appropriate use in medieval and renaissance costuming.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-03-24 19:50
Dennita Sewell, Curator of Fashion Design for the Phoenix Art Museum, has announced that Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies, authors of The Tudor Tailor, will present a program at the museum on June 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-13 10:50
Senhora Ester Mendes of the Kingdom of An Tir reports that a suitcase containing garb was lost recently on an international flight. She asks the SCA community to be on the lookout for the missing clothing.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-24 15:11
The St. Anne's Costumers Guild and the Barony of Black Diamond are proud to host the St. Anne's Guild Costumers Symposium in Charlottesville, VA. There will be classes all day for the beginner, intermediate, and advanced costumer, ranging from Roman to Elizabethan, undergarments to outergarments, children's garb to fighter's kit. For those with questions about SCA period clothing, a consultation table will be available. University credits will be given to students and teachers attending these classes. Location:
Barony of Black Diamond (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-21 13:40
Lord Folo of the Middle Kingdom attended the recent Reenactor Fest in Arlington, Illinois. Part science fiction con, part gun show, but with better costumes, the convention had something for everyone, except maybe "skimpily-clad spokes models." Read Folo's thoughts on his LiveJournal blog.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-02-20 19:50
Finnacan Dub (Scott Barrett) has published an extensive article entitled Early Gaelic Dress: an Introduction in Adobe Acrobat™ (PDF) format.
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.