Costuming

"Fashion in the Age of Louis XIV" at UCLA

Fashion in the Age of Louis XIV, a two-day symposium sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, will explore fashion during the age of Louis XIV.

Linen, the Fabric of Their Lives

The commercial web site Esoteric Creations has posted an article on the history of linen and the importance of its use in the clothing of the people of Egypt and Middle Ages Europe.

Cranach Paintings on Display at Cornell Art Museum

Two paintings by Northern Renaissance master Lucas Cranach will be on display April 9 through August 14 at the Art Museum of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Drea Leed to Lecture in An Tir

On April 17 and 18, 2005, Drea Leed, the owner of the Elizabethan Costuming Page and author of The Well-Dress'd Peasant: 16th Century Workingwoman's Dress, will be presenting two free lectures at Southern Oregon University.

Hocktide

The Shire of Glyn Dwfn (MKA Ashland, OR) cordially invites you to join them in welcoming Drea Leed to the Southern Oregon University Campus.

Melon Wars

Foole's Feast and Bad Garb Night

Pssst! Have you always had a hankering to wear pale pink panne velvet? Are you tired of wearing nice garb and would like to try your hand at something truly horrible instead? Then boy, do we have the feast for you!

Costume-Con® 23: Utah Crossroads: Space and Time

Join us this year at Costume-Con® 23: Utah Crossroads: Space and Time for four days of classes, workshops and panels. This is a chance to meet like-minded costumers.

Put Your Best Presser Foot Forward: A Garb Skirmish - POSTPONED

EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED. The Incipient Shire of Blackwater, as Sponsored by the Shire of Heronter, proudly, and with great excitement, announces their first official event, to be held on May 27-29, 2005. Put Your Best Presser Foot Forward, a Garb Skirmish is a fun event where we will be making new clothes for our menfolk.

Clothiers' Seminar XX Photos Online

Rory McGowen has posted photos from the recent Clothier's Seminar in the Kingdom of Calontir.

"Ladies of Northshield" theme of commemorative calendar

The Ladies of Northshield, a calendar commemorating the 40th anniversary of the SCA, is now available for pre-order.

New Techniques Used to Recreate Roman Imperial Cloth

Researchers working on the Roman city of Pompeii are using ancient methods to re-create the Roman imperial cloth used for togas.

GreyCat Designs

Custom crafted medieval, Renaissance, and fantasy garb for men and women.

Syke's Sutlering

Syke's offers books, clothing, and other accoutrements (largely for 17th century goods, but also some for earlier periods).

Chivalry Bookshelf/Revival Enterprises

Chivalry Bookshelf/Revival Enterprises is a source for historical military & civilian clothing, footwear, and books on arms & armor, medieval history, and Western martial arts.

Chivalry Sports

Chivalry sports has medieval and Renaissance costumes, accessories, armor, swords and other weapons, as well as games, gifts and collectibles.

Designs by Kate

Designs by Kate provides all sorts of medieval and renaissance garb, including "cloaks, capes, doublets, jerkins, shirts, tunics, breeches, leines, chaperons, cowls, flat hats, tams, coifs, monk's ensembles, robes, snoods, buttons & clasps, ostrich feathers and feather cockades, as well as books about Renaissance clothing and general knowledge of the Renaissance period."

Thorny Rose

Thorny Rose provides men's and ladies' garb, cloaks, and accessories.

House Morningstar

House Morningstar supplies hand-made garments of natural fibers, costume accessories, books, leather goods, and pewter feast ware, along with various other medievalist items.

Historic Enterprises

Since 1996, Historic Enterprises has been bringing high quality reproduction items to historic sites and historical enthusiasts worldwide. All of their offerings are based on historical material, and many are exact reproductions of pieces from museums and private collections. They provide an historical accuracy rating and documentation online, quick shipping, first rate customer service.

Straight Dope: Did Vikings Have Horns?

An article on the Straight Dope website discusses the use of horns on Viking helmets and why they are depicted as such.

Medieval Clothing & Textiles Journal to Include Research by SCA Members

Medieval costume expert Robin Netherton has announced a new academic journal, Medieval Clothing & Textiles, which will include articles by SCA members.

About: "Alexander's" Props and Costumes Fanatically Authentic

Out of SCA time period, but still interesting, is an article on the costumes of sets of Oliver Stone's Alexander.

Photos from A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Online

Giovanna has posted photos from Northshield's recent Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver.

Your First Garb

"Your First Garb" helps newcomers find patterns, buy fabric, and make costumes that are both easy to create and historically accurate.

In Prayse of the Needle

Jane Stockton, who lives in Lochac and is a frequent SCAtoday.net contributing writer, maintains this extensive web site about costuming, blackwork, and embroidery, mostly from the Elizabethan period.

"Woven into the Earth" Now Available in English

The Viking textile classic, Woven into the Earth by Else Ostergaard, is now available in an English translation. Amazon.com has a review.

Oonagh's Own

Mistress Oonagh O'Neill, from the Barony of Politarchopalis in the Kingdom of Lochac, has an extensive web site with photographs, research notes, and other documentation on European ladies' court dresses from the 16th century.

Technically Naked

Technically Naked is a web site about the history and construction of men's and women's undergarments in the 16th century in Europe.

14th Century Button Industry in Coventry

Small pieces of bone, the leftovers from button making, have been found on the site of an old Salvation Army building in Coventry.