Costuming

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.

Pictures from the Far West A&S Coronet Tournament

Ii Toonishi-no-kami Katsumori reports that photos from the Far West A&S Coronet Tournament, which took place in Vale de Draco, Camp Zama, Japan, are now available online.

Clothes for the best-dressed SCAdian

Looking for garb inspiration? Costuming Through the Centuries, a website created by Caitlin nic Raighne, offers a wide variety of resources, costuming history, and pattern suggestions.

Early 18th century shoes found in German wall

Eight high quality shoes dating to around 1708 were discovered recently in the Gothic tower of a palace in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Slavic University III photos online

THL Marija Kotok reports that an album of photos from Slavic University III, taken by her lord husband, Lord Petr, are available to view online. The event took place April 10, 2010 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

[LOC] A Taste of the Middle Ages

The Hundred of Okewaite (Goulburn, NSW, Australia) will be holding a feast on May 22 titled 'A Taste of the Middle Ages'.

Colosseum display brings Roman arena to life

Ancient gladitorial artifacts, preserved at Pompeii, will share display space with modern reconstructions of plumed helmets and silk tunics for a new exhibit at Rome's Colosseum entitled Gladiatores now through October 2, 2010.

Khevron.com and Heraldrydiculous Comics

The Khevron.com is a personal web site run by West Kingdom herald. The diverse site includes, among other things, Heraldrydiculous heraldry comic/video album, Oertha Armorial, West Kingdom Roll of Arms, wearable heraldry, and an SCA- and heraldry-themed Cafe Press shop.

[AET] Costumer's Potluck

With Winter coming to an end and Spring approaching, now is the time think ahead to the coming months of gatherings and events. A time to create new garb, add embellishments to old or try a completely new time period. 

Calontir's Chieftains photos online

Cathus and Constantia Kaloethes report that they have each created an album of photos from the recent Chieftains event in the Kingdom of Calontir.

The perfect fit

On her website, Tasha Kelly McGann shares secrets of how to fit and create a pattern for a fitted medieval gown.

SCAdian Almost-Darwin Awards 2010

SCA member and Darwin Awards author Wendy Northcutt shares several tales of "Medieval Mayhem" on the Darwin Awards website.

[ATE] Mixed Weapons War

Did Estrella War leave you craving more combat? Are you ready for more fun? Join us at Mixed Weapons War - March 26-28!

Briony of Chatham elevated to Laurel at Birka

Broom reports that at the January 30, 2010 Market Day in Birka, in Their Barony of Stonemarche, Their Majesties Konrad and Branwen of the Kingdom of the East elevated Briony of Chatham to the Order of the Laurel.

Photos from Clothier's Seminar online

Hrothgar reports that he has created an album of photos from the Clothiers' Seminar which took place February 6, 2010 in Cúm an Iolair in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Winterwear for Vikings

The Wychwood Warriors Wiki offers an article on the history and design of coats and overtunics for early Germanic cultures and Vikings. Included are resources, with links, for Eastern Viking and female coats.

Renaissance shoes on display in Toronto

The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto is playing host to On a Pedestal: From Reniassance Chopines to Baroque Heels, an exhibit that "explores two of the most extreme forms of footwear ever worn in Western fashion, the outrageous platform chopine and its eventual replacement, the high heel." (photos)

Medieval headcovering research online

On his website, Some Clothing of the Middle Ages - Hoods, Chaperons and Liripipes, I. Marc Carlson shares research, patterns and advice on the construction of medieval hoods and liripipes.

[CAL] Clothier's Seminar XXV

Clothier's Seminar XXV Hosted by Cúm an Iolair Feb. 6, 2010

[EAL] Cloth of Gold

Ealdormere's CLOTH OF GOLD Costuming Competition April 16 -18, 2010

Renaissance portrait gallery highlights jewelry

Illusion Jewels, a retailer of medieval and renaissance jewelry, has created an online portrait gallery featuring classic paintings from the 15th - 17th centuries that feature jewelry.

Website offers detailed photos of Novgorod leather

From Legio Draconis: a website with photos of the amazingly-preserved leather from Novgorod, Russia including sheathes, pouches and incredibly, whole boots and shoes, dating to the 12th and 14th centuries.

[OUT] Plattefordham 12th Night

Please come and join the Shire of Plattefordham (Casper, Wyoming) for a delectable feast and celebration on January 9, 2010, in honor of 12th night at St Stephens Episcopal Church.

Fashions of the Mary Rose to go on display

Years after its discovery, the Mary Rose, the famous Tudor warship, continues to excite researchers. The latest items to be displayed show that the 16th century sailor was very conscious of his appearance.

Icelandic Althing photos online

Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Icelandic Althing event which took place recently in Eoforwic, Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available on the Two Ravens website.

Pictures from Griffins Needle Challenge

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Chronicler, shares photos from her visit to the Griffins Needle Challenge event, where participants created magnificent garments in a mere 20 hours.