Costuming

Pink is period!

How many times have you been told by SCA members, "Pink isn't period?" If the answer is more than two, you may want to take a look at a website created by Lady Louise which disputes this claim and offers historic images as evidence.

The fashions of Great Western War

Great Western War took place recently in the Kingdom of Caid. A photographer from the Los Angeles Times was on hand to capture the fashions of the day. (photos)

Pictures from Ansteorra's Three Queens event

Lady Brenna MacDonald and Caelin on Andrede have posted albums of photos from the recent Three Queens event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

G.I. Joe goes regimental

Have you ever wanted to learn to wrap a great kilt? Or... do you have a G.I. Joe action figure in need of Scottish garb? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you'll want to visit the Fabrics of Time and Space website for a tutorial.

Tudor life at Hampton Court Palace

Dame Alys Katharine of the Midrealm reports that the Hampton Court Palace website includes a series of short videos celebrating Tudor times, cooking, and the life of King Henry VIII.

Austrian museum photos online

Racaire reports that she has posted a number of albums of photos from her recent museum excursions on her Flickr website.

SCA handsewing challenge

On his blog, First-time Handsewing Challenge, Gottfried Kilianus challenges SCA members who have never before undertaken a handsewn project to create one, document it, and post the results on his blog.

Return of the Plague Doctor

Bring out your dead! These words will ring true once again in our current Middle Ages. The sights and sounds of the season will bring forth the return of The Plague Mask, October 29 through November 1 at Ft. Gaines in Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Golden Dwarf

The Golden Dwarf is a seller of quality renaissance, medieval, and pirate clothing, costumes, garb, armor, weapons, and accessories for LARP, Reenactment, Ren-Faires, and SCA.

Photos from 15th century costuming exhibits at the Germanisches Nationalmuseu

Frau Anna Syveken reports that she has posted photos taken at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremburg relating to 15th century costuming.

Facial hair of the Middle Ages

On her medieval history page, Karen Larsdatter shares research and links on beard styles of the Middle Ages -- from peasants to princes -- from 12th century to the 15th.

Nice legs!

The latest fashion look for the Spring/Summer 2010 season: Warrior Chic! Armored jeans feature shiny metal plates on the knees, shoulders and elbows.

Recession forces Chivalry Sports to move to online-only format

In late July, Chivalry Sports, well known supplier of clothing, armor, and weapons to the SCA and Renaissance Faire communities, closed the doors of its store in Tucson, Arizona for the last time. Phil Villarreal, reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, has the story.

Battle fashion of medieval Scots not kilts

Lovers of the great kilt might be somewhat disturbed to learn that medieval Scottish soldiers dressed in war shirts dyed yellow with horse urine rather than the traditional kilt depicted in Mel Gibson's Braveheart. Simon Johnson of the Telegraph has the story.

13th century shoe found in Magdeburg

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved sheepskin shoe dating to the 13th century at a dig near Magdeburg, Germany. “Shoe finds of this type from the Gothic period occur very seldom in Central Europe,” said Heiko Breuer, an antiquities restoration expert from the State Museum for Prehistory Saxony-Anhalt in Halle. (photo)

Dress for Dance: November 2010

As a followup to 2008's very popular Costume Colloquium, a tribute to celebrated costumer Janet Arnold, a second colloquium has been scheduled for November 2010. Costume Colloquium II: Dress for Dance will also be held in Florence, Italy.

16th century acorn button declared treasure

Experts from the British Museum have authenticated a silver button, fashioned in the shape of an acorn, and declared it treasure. They have dated it to the 16th century. (photo)

A thesis on period veils in the offing

Zebee Johnstone reports that she has nearly completed her thesis on medieval veils. An abstract of the work, in French and English, is available to review online.

[NOR] Griffin Needle Challenge

The Griffin Needle Challenge is a costuming competition, open to teams or individuals, where the goal is to create a complete outfit in just 20 hours!

Renaissance Dancers "bring the Elizabethan period to life"

Among the theatres of London's Southwark disrict roam the Renaissance Dancers, a group of amateur dress and costume enthusiasts dedicated to bringing the dances of Elizabethan England to life. An article for Fabrics-Store.com newsletter tells their story. (photo)

Viking shoe tutorial

The Instructables website has a page on how to make a pair of Viking shoes. The 24-step tutorial includes a template in PDF format.

Justine wows Ice Dragon fashion show

Justin Lymner of the Barony of Delftwood in AEthelmearc has posted a video clip taken at recent Ice Dragon event featuring the fashion stylings of his "sister" Justine.

Kissing Wench learns "What Not to Wear"

Atlanta administrative assistant Ariel Stewart's clothing decisions are "a little eccentric" according to her mother and roommate who recently turned her in to TLC’s What Not to Wear makeover program. Ariel. AKA “Ruby Two-lypps" is one of the Georgia Renaissance Festival’s Kissing Wenches.

[EAS] Known World Academy of the Rapier & Known World Costumers Symposium

The Baronies of Bhakail and Iron Bog in the Kingdom of the East invite you to join us on Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 9 - Oct. 11) in Philadelphia for this year's Known World Academy of the Rapier and Known World Costuming Symposium! This event will include two days of classes on both subjects as well as a cocktail party and Masked Ball featuring music performed by the Bhakailie Branslers Saturday evening.

Historical Pourpoint doublet pattern now available

Tasha McGann has announced the publication of her new historical pattern for a cote-hardie or arming doublet. The pattern, which was researched for over eight months, is designed as a foundation garment to be worn under other clothing or armor. (photo)

Peter Palms fur pelts

This merchant offers wild fur-bearing animal pelts dressed and tanned and ready for manufacturing Middle Ages apparel. Available pelts include mink, sable, fox, chinchilla, coyote, lynx, bobcat, mountain lion, beaver, badger, raccoon, skunk, nutria, otter, mountain lion, arctic timber wolf, wolverine, fisher, marten opposum, weasel, and ermine.

New Norse clothing book to be published

David Brown Book Company has announced that advance orders are being taken for Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns by Else Ostergard, Anna Norgard and Lilli Fransen, translated by Shelly Nordtorp-Madson.

New book on Tudor men's garb announced

Fat Goose Press has announced the recent publication of a new book on men's garb at the time of King Henry VIII. The book, The King's Servants: Men's Dress at the Accession of Henry VIII, was authored by Caroline Johnson.

[MID] Shire of Talonval Demo

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), The Shire of Talonval, and The Jackson Community College Student Group are sponsoring a demonstration on JCC campus grounds 2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI 49201 on Monday April 20, 2009 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

For more information contact: Lady Carmela Angelica Adamo/ Laurie Adamo at laurieadamo@hotmail.com.

The Society for Creative Anachr

13th century midden yields shoe soles

A batch of leather shoe soles dating from the 13th to 18th centuries was found in 2005 in a hollow tree trunk in an ancient trash dump in Lyon, France. The soles are well-preserved.