Archive for the Costumes Category


$3,625 For a Shirt

(From the book Stuffocation: Why We’ve Had Enough Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever) Think we have inflated prices today? A shirt, before the Industrial Revolution, would have been worth around $3,625 in today’s money! Take a standard medieval man’s shirt, long sleeves, yoke, some smocking, band collar, hemmed, wrists, etc. Estimate it takes 7 […]

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Costuming For The Renaissance Festival

If this is your first visit to our Renaissance Festival you probably won’t be in costume, and that is perfectly fine. However, if the Renaissance spirit grabs you, you’ll soon be longing for a costume to be more a part of the fantasy. Starting as a peasant is a good first step, as the clothes […]

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Renaissance and Tudor Festivals

Renaissance and Tudor Festivals By Rachael Cox and Hayley Amber Cox Renaissance festivals, Medieval fairs, Tudor theme days. Whatever you call them, they are an increasingly popular event seen up and down the land in the spring and summer months. My new found passion for authentic Tudor costume led me to the discovery of the exciting […]

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Renaissance Faire Costumes – Were There Any Women Pirates in Renaissance England?

Renaissance Faire Costumes – Were There Any Women Pirates in Renaissance England? By Philip Wynne You bet! They were most definitely in the minority but they were never the less there and very able. So don’t worry about sacrificing your well established credibility among your fellow renaissance faire friends when you buy a really cool […]

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If You’re Planning to Attend a Renaissance Fair But Are Wondering About What to Wear?

If You’re Planning to Attend a Renaissance Fair But Are Wondering About What to Wear? By Brian Day <A HREF=”http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_ssw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fhowtcom08-20%2F8003%2Ff7743a87-debd-4b22-b954-dfd26361d660&Operation=NoScript”>Amazon.com Widgets</A> If you’re planning to attend a renaissance fair but are wondering about what to wear, don’t be! That happens to almost every first timer working their way to attending their first medieval festival. Therefore, […]

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Renaissance Festival Jewelry And Its Significance

Renaissance Festival Jewelry And Its Significance By David Lawson Renaissance jewelry was worn as a means of decoration, but had lots of meaning as well. Much of the inspiration behind these works of art were nature, life experiences and religion. Some of them were very simple depending on the gems and stones that were used, […]

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Costuming at a Renaissance Festival When You’re VERY Pregnant and Wanting to Look Your Best

Costuming at a Renaissance Festival When You’re VERY Pregnant and Wanting to Look Your Best By Matt Scho My husband and I attend the local renaissance festival every year, often going three or four times a season. We have four young children and it would seem I’ve been very pregnant for the last ren fairs. […]

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