Costuming

Wearable art comes to Arizona

Medieval and Renaissance costumers may want to dust off their best garb and enter the Fashion Fantastico, a wearable art show which will take place May 13, 2011 at the Avondale Sports complex in Avondale, Arizona.

Spring Market 2011

The Re enactors market is the largest European forum for manufacturers and traders producing goods for re-enactors, historical interpreters and the heritage industry.

East Kingdom 12th Night photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from 12th Night in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

Caerthen 12th Night photos online

Don Domin d'Alsace reports that he has created an album of photos from Caerthen 12th Night which took place recently in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Tunics shop on Etsy.com

Hailing from the Barony of Fettburg, Jerry, the owner of Tunics specializes in the making of Viking style tunics based on the Birka pattern. Using only the best wools, linens and linen blends, he creates a garment that is very comfortable to wear, durable and affordable.

Royal Shakespeare Company to hold costume sale

Costumers: The opportunity of a lifetime presents itself on Feruary 12, 2011 when the Royal Shakespeare Company will sell thousands of costumes worn by such theatre luminaries as Ian McKellen and Kenneth Branagh.

"Knights and ladies" inspire kids in Eugene, Oregon

Library assistant Cynthia Olsen wanted to introduce kids to the Middle Ages, so she invited members of the Society for Creative Anachronism to bring their knowledge and skills to the Eugene Public Library. Winston Ross of the Register-Guard has the story.

[MER] Jour d' Amour VI

The Shire of Drakenmere invites you to Jour d' Amour VI, A Day of Love Shakespearean Style at Indian Springs State Park (Flovilla, GA) 28-30 January, 2011.  Please join us for our Late Period English Pub...a warm and welcome feast for the traveler.  Feast space is limited so reserve  early and reserve often....

[LOC] Newcomers' Feast

The College of St Malachy will be holding their annual Newcomers feast on the 26th of March, 2011. You are all invited to join us for a day of feasting, fighting, dancing, drinking and fun with the chance to make new friends or meet up with old.

Website covers opening of tomb of Tycho Brahe

Aarhus University has created an extensive website covering the 2010 opening of the tomb of 16th century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. The site includes photos and video about the project.

Helena von Eltz elevated to Laurel in Drachenwald

Judith de Northumbria reports that Their Majesties UlfR and Caoimhe of the Kingdom of Drachenwald have chosen to offer Helena von Eltz entry into the Order of the Laurel.

Persian garb patterns

On the Middle Eastern Dance Guild website, Melinda Haren (Mistress Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh) has posted a number of patterns for Persian garb that she has created.

[GLE] Academy of Fashion and Design

AFD will take place in Jackson, MS at the Eagle Ridge Confrence Center January 22, 2011. Site opens at 8am and closes at 5pm

[CAL] Clothier's Seminar XXVI

The Clothier's Seminar is an annual event that revolves around the one necessity that we all need, clothes. Come join us for a day of classes, discussion and camaraderie.

Medieval jewelry and ornamentation discussed on website

On his website Dress, Jewels, Arms and Coat of Arms: Material Culture and Self-Representation in the Late Middle Ages, Gerhard Jaritz has posted a manual of basic information on medieval jewelry and ornamentation.

10th century Viking lady's cap pattern online

On the Genevieve.net website, Baroness Genevieve d'Aquitaine shares a pattern for a lady's Viking silk cap, pattered after one found in the Coppergate excavations. Her pattern is based on research by Mistress Isabel Ulfsdottir and Mistress Thora Sharptoot.

Renaissance corset on a budget

On her blog Geek Mom, Natania Barron shares her design for a Renaissance-style corset using bamboo brush mats and thrift store fabric - all for under US$20! (photo)

Clothing of the 12th century discussion list

Are you living in the 12th century and don't know what you should be wearing? Take a look at the 12th Century Clothing List on Yahoo Groups for discussion of period garb.

[OUT] Caerthen A&S Sewing Day

There is so much coming up in the near to not-so-near future. Coronation, Toys-4-Tots, Mid-winters (both Caer Galen and al Baran), and of course our own 12th Night! Do you just have a need for new garb? Want to change your look? Well, come join us! Sunday November 7th from 10am until 6pm at Hillcrest Village Club House!

Are blue jeans period?

Are blue jeans period? A new study dates the modern clothing basic to at least 17th century Italy as shown in the paintings of Italian artist dubbed the "Master of the Blue Jeans." (photo)

Duct tape rules at the prom

Over 200 couples from the United States and Canada competed for scholarship money and $3,000 for their high schools in the latest The Duck® brand duct tape Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest. (photos)

Romans wore socks with sandals

Fibers found on a rusty sandal nail suggest that Romans were wearing socks under their sandals. The sandal was discovered in a dig in North Yorkshire, England.

SCAdians show costumes, demonstrate combat at Comic-Con

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism were among those who showed off their costuming - and armoring - skills at the recent 2010 Comic-Con International convention in San Diego, CA. (photo)

[DRA] Autumn Atelier

As the long days grow shorter and the glorious summer marches toward autumn, it is again time to take out those projects and ideas which the fine weather bade us set aside.  To this purpose, I would like to invite one and all to our Autumn Atelier!

Making a simple medieval tunic

Genevieve la flechiere of Thamesreach in Insulae Draconis reports that Dame Cynthia Virtue has posted an article on how to construct and size a simple tunic on her Virtue Ventures website. A Practical Worksheet for Tunic Construction is just one of a number of SCA garb basics on the site.

Getty Center to host "Fashion in the Middle Ages"

From May 31 until August 21, 2011, the Getty Center in Los Angels will play host to the exhibit Fashion in the Middle Ages.

Knitted liripipe pattern

Alianora Munro has created a pattern for a "Fourteenth-Century Style Knitted Hood with Lirripipe." The pattern, with photo, is available on the Belfry Knits blog.

Constructing a medieval tunic

Caitlin nic Raighne has created a website with instructions on how to make a geometric tunic. The instructions include diagrams, fabric selections and sewing directions.

Steampunk new outlet for costumers and reenactors

Steampunk has caught on in Australia, just the latest of a series of "dress-up" activities such as LARPing or the Society for Creative Anachronism. Rachel Wells of The Age (Melbourne, Australia) has the story.

Timely Treasured Threads.

Timely Treasured Threads is a store dedicated to providing a complete ensemble for you to dress yourself for your favorite period event, no matter the era. From accessories to clothes, "they have you covered."