Costuming

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.

Promwear for the creatively-minded

Want to get "Stuck at the Prom?" Enter Duck Products' annual duct tape promwear contest! View previous entries and get all the rules online.

Meridies Midwinter A&S photos online

Jerusha reports that she has posted photos from the recent Midwinter A&S event in the Kingdom of Meridies on her Facebook website.

Designs by Medb

Custom garb, corsets, accessories, and other costumes are offered by Lady Medb ingen Eochaid. All items are handmade and fitted to you at reasonable prices. All garb is made using period designs and patterns. Lady Medb has experience making all types of custom costumes.

Medieval Dress & Textile Society to offer conference on Henry VIII

The spring 2009 conference of the Medieval Dress & Textile Society will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII to the English throne. The conference will take place in London May 2, 2009.

Robin Netherton day of lectures

The Historical Closet is pleased to announce a day of lectures by Robin Netherton, medieval costume historian and co-editor of the academic journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles. Ms. Netherton has lectured on medieval clothing for academic audiences, historical societies, reenactment groups, and other organizations in such cities as Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Denver, Minneapolis, Orlando, Chicago, and San Jose. This is her first appearance in the Los Angeles area.

West Kingdom Twelfth Night 2009 photos online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted an album of photos from the recent West Kingdom Twelfth Night on his SmugMug website.

Baby wrapping

No, silly, it's not about infants doing rock music! It's all about the history of baby clothes and how infants were dressed in the 15th century. The article An Infant’s Clothing – Swaddle, Gown, Shirt, and Coif is by Charlotte Johnson (Lady Mathilde Bourette)

Early Highland Warror Clothing

Writer Jennifer Hudson Taylor discusses the medieval clothing worn by Scottish highlanders, citing research she conducted for an upcoming novel.

Rare straw helmet on display at the Met

Warning: This helmet will not pass SCA inspection! Lady Maggie has discovered an online catalog entry from the Metropolitan Museum of Art showing a 16th century plaited straw helmet decorated with cut velvet and embroidery. (photo)

Axemoor Christmas Revel photos online

Stefan MacMorrow has posted two albums of photos from the recent Axemoor Christmas Revel which took place in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Worshipful Company of Glovers of London catalogue online

The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London, formed 700 years ago to "upkeep the standards of glove-making in the City" has gone modern with an online catalogue of its collection.

Underwear past and present: the legacy of Janet Arnold

The BBC's online magazine marks the posthumous release of Janet Arnold's fourth volume of Patterns of Fashion with an article on underwear trends.

Talking SCA Barbie

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.

[CAL] Clothier's Seminar XXIV

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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 Location:
Shire of Cúm an Iolair (Gardner, Kansas)

Prop and costume sale at New Jersey theatre October 25, 2008

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.

[ANT] Harvest Ball

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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. Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Port Orchard, Washington)

Dressing well... or else

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.

Mercer Shoppe photos online

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.

"Piety" winner of 2008 Pennsic Heraldic Photo Contest

Entitled Piety..., the winner of the 2008 Pennsic Heraldic Photo Contest is now online.

Pictures from The Griiffin's Needle Challenge

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.

[DRA] Quarterly Regional Garb Workshop

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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.

Location:
Shire of the Two Seas (Hamburg, Germany)

16th century mechanical doll at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

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)

SCA at 1968 Worldcon

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.

[NOR] Clothiers Seminar North

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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.

Site:
Coon Rapids Free Church Location:
Village of Blachemere (Coon Rapids, Minnesota)

"Reconstructing History" offers new commercial patterns for Ottoman costumes

Reconstructing History, a company that provides patterns for historical costumes, has added several patterns for late period Ottoman garb.

"Stick or Treat!"

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.

Trevor-Roper says kilts are not period

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.