Costuming

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.

Wodeford Hall

Lady Jehanne de Wodeford's home page contains information on European and Japanese clothing and fans, plus original songs and poetry by Jehanne herself and by "Lady Makiwara" (an alternate persona). The poetry includes both haiku and an older form known as waka (or tanka, or uta).

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver consists of a day of classes dedicated to the study of clothing from 600-1600.

Fields of Gold

The Shire of Silver Rylle proudly announces that it will be hosting, with the generous permission of the Shire of Owl's Reste, Fields of Gold, a combination Golden Seamstress competition and Golden Quill competition, on February 4 & 5, 2005.

Janet Arnold Featured in "National Biography"

British costuming legend Janet Arnold appeared recently in the online "Biography of the Day" series.

Medieval Tailoring Class to be Taught in London

The Medieval Dress & Textile Society in England is offering Clothes and Tailoring in Medieval Europe: Reconstructing Medieval Tailoring, a workshop to be held in London October 23, 2004.

Robin Netherton to Lecture in Washington D.C. Area

Costuming expert Robin Netherton will present a lecture October 16, 2004 in the Washington D.C. area.