Costuming

[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."

Finding jousts, research and feasts in Lochac

In December 2009, Viscountess Mistress Caristiona nic Beathain, of the Barony of Rowany in Lochac spoke with reporter Melissa Davey of the Northern District Times about Her Excellency's love for the Middle Ages and the SCA. (photo)

Bloggers diss "fugly medieval"

The blog Go Fug Yourself, allows garb critics to vent about "fugly" medieval and Renaissance costuming they have found online.

Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade Ball in Los Angeles

The worlds of Faerie and Renaissance Venice collide July 16-17, 2010 at the Labyrinth of Jareth XIII Fantasy Masquerade Ball. The event will be held at the Park plaza in Los Angeles, CA.

Textile tour of London and Bath

Melissa Leventon, former Textile Curator-in-Charge at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will lead a nine-day tour of museums, artisans’ studios and textile art dealers September 24 to October 2, 2010. The tour will focus on the cities of London and Bath.

Milisent Vibert becomes Laurel in the Midrealm

Mistress Llyrydwyl Merewenna reports that, at Their recent Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Radagaisus and Ceinwen of the Middle Kingdom, placed Baroness Milisent Vibert on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Blackadder's codpiece brings UK£850 at auction

Rowan Atkinson's codpiece from the Blackadder television series was just one of the media-related items sold at auction by Cameo Auctioneers in Midgham in Berkshire, England.

Viking clothing bright and provocative says Swedish expert

Historical films and fiction have always depicted the Norse as dour fellows, dressed in earthtones and furs, but new evidence seems to show otherwise.

15th century "golden gown of Queen Margareta" re-created

Based on the silk fabric of the golden gown of Queen Margaret of Sweden, experts at Durán Textiles have produced a hand-printed design and re-created the gown. The story, with photos, appears in the Durán Textiles newsletter.