and Costume Links
A large links page full of links
to how to's and instructions, designing your own costumes, costumes
from different eras and cultures, pictures of SCA'ers in costumes,
and much more.
"One-stop site for costumers
information and images"
Costumer's Manofesto Medieval European Costumes
Clothing of the Middle Ages
This page is entirely
compiled from books about clothing and jewelry, with commentary
either by the authors, or by people who have sent me scans of
their material, as noted.
Footwear & Clothing
Early Anglo-Saxon, Viking,
Norman and British Culture
This is a re-creational group based in England which focuses on the early period history in that region. They have a number of interesting articles, which you can find here.
An online reference for re-creational
medievalism, which involves making a sincere effort to reproduce
the lifestyle of a race or region of the distant past.
All natural fabrics
Heirloom sewing supplies. Among other supplies,
they also carry resonably priced tartan cloth.
Discount fabric (Has reasonably priced wool
Natural fabrics (linen and silks)
A great source for natural linen and cotton fabric.
Another great source for linen.
They carry a wide array of fabrics and trim. They have expanded and added jewelry as well.
Yes, this is the same Sewing Central which is listed above for linen - they also carry a line of nice patterns!
Patterns of Time
Patterns from the 10th Century forward
Some basic middle eastern patterns, as well as a few European
*Note: Just because a company claims to carry "authentic" historical patterns, this is not always the case. But these patterns are either historically accurate, or close enough to alter after a study of texts on historical clothing. Even some of the major pattern companies, such as Butterick and Simplicity carry patterns which are adaptations (sometimes close adaptations) of historical patterns. Some gentles in the SCA like to wear clothing which is as accurate as possible (indeed, some actually hand-stitch their clothes together!) - others simply wish to wear clothing which appears to be historically accurate and is enough so that it will not disturb the ambiance at our events. The choice is yours.
Garb & Pavilions
This site is for SCA and pre-1600
re-enactment enthusiasts looking for well constructed, reasonably
priced, researched Garb, Pavilions and Accessories that make
our hobbies the wonderful fun that they are.
Renaissance style clothing.
The sister company to Gipsy Peddler for those who do not feel the need to fight in their finery.
The Tudor Shoppe
Carrying a great selection of clothing for the Tudor gentleman or woman.
These people carry some items which are post-period, but they carry many things which are in period for the SCA - including lace, notions, and period sewing supplies.
Medieval Costumes and Accessories.
Renaissance and Medieval Costumes and Clothing
For those hard-to-find hats!
House of Andar
For those who be pyrates - or any who need sharp lookin' boots!
Middle Eastern Garb
A page of links to a number of merchants who carry garb with the middle eastern flair
For nicely decorated leather accessories
For Heavy Combat Fighters
A wide assortment of armor
By the Sword
This company carries affordable leather gorgets and many other items
Lightweight, high tech armor
Incredible custom-made helmets
High tech stuff to wear under one's armor
Makes plastic lamellar plates
Just in case your dog needs armor, too!
The Renaissance Store
Assorted items for heavy combat fighters
Tandy Leather Factory
Supplier of leather and tools for those who 'make their own'
These folks make reenactment full plate armor as well as armor for the movies
White Mountain Armoury
Platemail, helmets, steel lamella plates
Platemail, helmets, etc.
For Rapier Fighters
American Fencers Supply
This company caters to modern fencing enthusiasts, but they still carry excellent 3-weapon masks
By the Sword
This company carries affordable leather gorgets
One of the premier manufacturers of rapier swords; they also carry some well made gauntlets
Rapier armor to drool over....
Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.
This is a Civil War Reenactment merchant, but they carry wonderful over-the-knee wool socks, which were worn during SCA time periods as well
The Renaissance Store
Among other things, this store carries affordable hoods for wearing beneath your rapier mask
Zen Warrior Armory
Despite the name, these folks carry rapier equipment and were once widely known as "Triplette Competition Arms"
Please contact the webminister if any of the foregoing links appear to be broken. We will try to keep the links updated and current. There are also many, many other merchants who carry good quality clothing and accessories. If you locate one who is not on our list or linked through the pages above, please email the webmistress so we may add them!
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