Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-11-03 13:16
The scamps at the Socially Challenged Adults Tribe on Tribe.net have re-posted the updated, and marvelously catty, "Talking SCA Barbie" parody which finds the beloved doll taking to medieval re-creation with a wench costume, foxtail and scruffy Ken by her side.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-29 15:10
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.
It is an excellent time to show off your finest garb and accessories. Simple clothing,
complex clothing, exotic clothing, it's all welcome! Whether you have never sewn a
piece of garb or have been doing it for years, there's something for you. It's also the
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-17 12:07
On Saturday October 25, 2008, the Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey will open its doors for a sale of costumes, props and masks in an effort to raise money for the Theatre's educational and artistic programs.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-10-16 17:39
For centuries, commoners and nobles alike have celebrated events in life with dancing. Notable among these events in life is the completion of the annual harvest. The Honorable Barony of Dragons' Laire chooses to continue that tradition.
Accompanied by bards from throughout An-Tir, Abbot Siôn of Dragons' Laire will teach a variety of dances over four hours. The Costumers Guild will sponsor a parade of costumes for those who wish to show off their finery.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-10-15 06:37
Toshikage reports that there is much of interest in the way of Elizabethan garb and late period study on the website Elizabethan Mafia: Dressing Well and Calling In Favors Since 1558. The site is the brainchild of M. Alison Kannon.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-10-06 08:17
Adam Ingram reports that an album of photos from the recent Mercer Shoppe event in the Kingdom of Atlantia are now available to view online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-09-22 16:39
Entitled Piety..., the winner of the 2008 Pennsic Heraldic Photo Contest is now online.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-09-20 13:25
Recently Viscountess Elashava bas Riva attended the Griiffin's Needle Challenge costuming event in the Kingdom of Northshield. She shares photos and thoughts from the event.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-09-18 17:04
Thanks to Two Seas for stepping up and offering to give the project a kick start, the Regional Garb Workshop is up and running again!
This is the perfect opportunity to get started with or put the finishing touches on your winter garb, get some creative ideas on future projects, get help with sewing/embroidery techniques, or just have some company to chat with while you work on your garb.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-09-13 14:18
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna website features a 16th century mechanical, wooden doll which "plays the cittern, turns its head and seems to mince along with tiny steps while in fact running on wheels." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-12 06:52
Photos from the earliest days of the Society for Creative Anachronism are available on FANAC, the Fan History Project website. The photos date to 1968.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-09-11 14:44
Clothiers Seminar North Hosted by the Village of Blachemere with the Barony of Nordskogen. Saturday, November 8, 2008
Site opens 9am Closes 7pm
Site Fee: Adults (ages 13 and up) $7 (Additional $3 for non members)
Lunch: Available for $4 and will be served between 12-130pm. Local fast food and other eating establishments are available near the site.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-09-03 17:32
Reconstructing History, a company that provides patterns for historical costumes, has added several patterns for late period Ottoman garb.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-09-01 10:32
The Duck Tape Club is sponsoring the Stick or Treat Halloween Costume Contest™ now through October 10, 2008. Participants are encouraged to create their own Halloween costumes using Duck Tape.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 15:44
In his book The Invention of Scotland, the late historian Hugh Trevor-Roper takes on established Scottish traditions such as the tartan and the kilt, calling them "about as authentic as Disneyland." Adam Kirsch of the New York Sun reviews the book.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-08-19 17:57
I am pleased to announce that on October 11th, 2008, the Medieval Society of Miami University will be welcoming Robin Netherton to the campus. She will be speaking on Medieval costuming and dress.
Robin Netherton is an internationally known researcher and lecturer of
medieval dress history and co-editor of the journal Medieval Clothing and
Submitted by Robt Fairfax on Mon, 2008-08-11 13:23
Reconstructing History aims to be your one-stop shop for the finest patterns for historical clothing and the supplies you need to make them. Owned and operated by internationally-noted historical clothing researcher Kass McGann, Reconstructing History has patterns for clothing from 10th-century Heian Japan to the Napoleonic era (1812).
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-09 07:16
Beverly Biehl of Frisco recently encountered the SCA when she attended her brother-in-law's SCA wedding where she was required to dress in garb. In an article for the Dallas Morning News, Beverly uses her SCA experience to look at the roles we play in life.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-27 16:22
Classical Studies professor Kelly Olson believes clothing can help modern people understand what was important to people from the past, and has n almost limitless potential for communication and encapsulated cultural anxieties and values.”
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-07-22 19:13
Fletching day with Garbecue
I will be hosting a day for the crafting of arrows for both target and combat archery. We will also have a garbecue and a showing of the Battle of Agincourt and the Longbow for those that are able to remain later. Come in garb and bring any arrows to be fletched.
Send me an email or pm if you would like the names of some of the
places I obtain my archery supplies if you would like to bring your
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-21 19:27
The Italian Culture Institute in Washington will present Splendors of the Renaissance: Princely Attire in Italy until July 31, 2008. The exhibit is open by appointment only and I.D. is required.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-07-17 08:16
Hrefna reports that she has posted an album of photos taken by Master Kristoff at the A&S Collegium for La Promenade in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-20 13:02
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes online visitors inside a theater costume shop in a video called "Ever Wonder?"
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-18 06:34
Legio Draconis reports that the latest issue of Artes Draconis, the Arts and Sciences newsletter of the Middle Kingdom, is now available in PDF format online. The Spring A.S. XLIII issue's theme is "On Campaign."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-06-10 08:48
For Tent and Trade: Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving, an exhibition of textile weaving by the Turkmen of Turkmenistan, northwest Iran, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan will be at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's de Young Museum through September 7, 2008.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2008-06-06 10:16
"Levantia is a site for the social history of the Roman Empire and Near East, roughly between the ninth and thirteenth centuries. It explores this especially by means of practical reconstruction and experimentation. It also includes discussion of the issues of historiographic method and representation in public contexts."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-06-02 10:10
Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion: Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neck and Headwear, Etc., C. 1540-1665 No. 4 has been scheduled for release in late fall of 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-05-20 17:21
The textile and fashion website Fibre2fashion takes a look at the progression of Roman garb in a lengthy article. The piece analyzes the history of Roman clothing and textiles and discusses how it has influenced modern fashion. Includes references.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-05-17 12:08
Gladiatrices and warrior-wannabes will find themselves in style this spring with new lines of sandals from designers such as Dolce & Gabbana based on Roman patterns. Derek McCormack of the National Post has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-05-07 07:02
Maestra Nicolaa de Bracton of Leicester reports on the results of the Cloth of Gold Competition which took place April 12, 2008 in the Royal Citie of Eoforwic.