Costuming

Cloth of Gold

Take the field at Ealdormere's Cloth of Gold Costuming Competition! The Canton of Eoforwic and the Incipient Canton of Greenhithe are very proud to present Cloth of Gold on March 17-18, 2006.

Robin Netherton to Lecture in An Tir

Oriana of Myrtlewood, Chancellor of Rivers Ithra, has announced that noted costuming expert Robin Netherton will be presenting lectures on March 25, 2006 in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Kilt Causes Controversy at High School Dance

Nathan Warmack, who wore a traditional kilt to a high school dance, has asked for dress codes to be changed after he was forced to change his clothes by a school official.

Third Quarterly Garb Workshop

I have the pleasure of announcing the third quarterly garb workshop, to be held by Stella Seraphima in the shire of Isengau, on February 3-5th! Now is the time to pull out all the garb you've been 'meaning to get to', get help on various aspects of garb making, or just to sit around and stitch in good company!

Eastrealmers Shed Clothes for Royal Travel Fund

Lady Zaneta Gavlinne Angiolieri has announced that the Northern Shores Royal Travel Fund has produced a medieval lingerie calendar to raise money for the East Kingdom Travel Fund.

Museum of London Offers Gallery Press Pack

The Museum of London has posted an extensive press pack containing photos and background materials on artifacts from its medieval galleries.

Mongolia Tourist Site Treasure Trove of Information

The Mongolian Department of Tourism offers a wealth of information about the people, culture and history of their country on the department's official website.

Cote & Cutler Outfitters

Based in Australia, but shipping worldwide, Cote & Cutler Outfitters are specialists in the field of historical costume and accessories.

Trew Love! A History of Pants

Dame Aoife "trew" us a curve this week, and you might think it "inseamly" of her to have inflicted such punnery. But these links will leave you "panting" for more, and singing "hems" of praise to Dame Aoife!

Footwear Helps Understand Viking Life

English professor Peter Addyman has collected nearly 10,000 pairs of Viking shoes dating largely to the 8th century. The shoes are part of the amazing collection of artifacts found in York, England.

"Time for Tudor" Photos Online

CombatChris has posted photos from the recent "Time for Tudor" event which took place in the Principality of Oertha.

Imperial Turkish Costumes on Display

An exhibition of imperial Turkish robes and kaftans will be on display at the Smithsonian Institute's Sackler Gallery through January 22, 2006.

An Tir Twelfth Night 2006

It is time to begin plans and preparations for our most glorious winter event. Come join Their Majesties in the Barony of Three Mountains to crown their Royal Successors. Enjoy the many activities that include a Grand Ball and Heraldic Costume and Banner Contest on Friday night, the Kingdom Rapier Championship and much, much, more.

Odds 'n' Sods for Re-enactors

Odds'n'Sods is based in Australia, and they sell all items of embellishments from braid to aglets, charms, and buttons, plus much more. They also stock many other items that would make your re-enactment atmosphere that bit more authentic and special.

By My Hand: Gloves and Mittens

"Cold hands, warm heart?" The warmth of your heart is up to you, but Dame Aoife has help for keeping hands warm during winter's chill.

Shoes for the Dead

Russian archaeologist Dmitry Osipov is an expert on medieval footwear. Recently, he has begun a study of shoes used for burial of the dead.

Bunions are Period!

According to a scholarly study of burials, medieval shoes caused the same kinds of foot problems as modern ones.

How to make a Celtic Coat

This is an article on how to make a Celtic style coat from a printed tapestry. Step by step instructions and illustrations show how to make your own pattern and how to cut the fabric to make the most of the printed design.

Sunara Clothing & Accessories

Sunara's offers quality clothing in natural fabrics in sizes from extra small to 6X, all designed and made by Mistress Sunara al Badawiyya, an SCA participant.

Clother's Guild to Collect Garb for Meridies

Katharine Devereaux, St. Anne's Clothier's Guild Mistress, has announced that the Guild will collect garb, cloth and sewing supplies to be sent to SCA members affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Tauna AElswith's SCA site

Lady Tauna AElswith of Ostgardr has compiled a set of resources from her time in the SCA. There are redacted recipes, information on Byzantine clothing, Ottoman clothing, links and a few portfolio pictures.

AEthelmearc Woman Combines Business with Pleasure in the SCA

Historic costumer Maria Pienknepwootno (Linda Learn) was the subject of a 2005 report by Grace Dove of the Wyoming County (PA) Press Examiner. Dove discusses Maria's talent for creating costumes and her connection with the SCA.

Fabric Pheromones Hypnotize Sewers

A "study" published in the 1997 issue of the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild Newsletter reveals that pheromones given off by fabric can cause sewers to purchase "ungodly amounts" of cloth.

Sources for Late Period Costuming

"Early Modern Notes," a costuming website for re-enactors, discusses sources for information on late period garb.

Brazen Button

Brazen Button offers a wide variety of buttons and clasps. They specialize in buttons and clasps for SCA usage.

Duct Tape Material of Choice for the Prom

Duck Brand Duct Tape has once again sponsored "Stuck at Prom," a duct tape promwear contest. The winners will receive scholarships.

"Bit of Bronze" Reveals Anglo-Saxon Burial Chamber

Archaeologists in Southend, England are thrilled with the discovery of a 1400-year-old Anglo-Saxon royal burial chamber. The grave was discovered when surveyers spotted "a small bit of bronze sticking up out of the mud."

Socks With Sandals?

Not just for dorks anymore! New evidence shows that Romans made the wearing of socks with sandals ultra chic!

Garb the World

Garb the World provides custom made clothing and period shoes for all body sizes. Choose your own styles, colors, and trims. They offer a wide variety of goods, including tunics, pants, cloaks, dresses, kilts, shirts, robes, veils, etc., and they have leather goods, including long ring belts of all colors. Featured items include "First-Time Specials" as well as outfits for Vikings, Normans, Anglo-Saxons, and even Jutes.

Quarry Dig Reveals Iron Age Shoe

The oldest Iron Age shoe ever discovered in the United Kingdom has been unearthed at a quarry near Wellington, England. The 2,000-year-old shoe has still visible lace holes.