Category Archives: Costumes

All the Merry Men Love Maid Marian

As a child, this name conjured up an image of a doe-eyed little fox with a strangely-shaped veil-slash-hat that covered her rather prominent ears. While Maid Marian may or may not be a fictional character, she was probably not a … Continue reading

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There’s Some Robbin’ Going on in This Here Hood….

If you’ve ever wanted to put “a pox on the phony King of England,” you’re in luck! This bullseye-hitting, wealth redistributor is the man for the job: And he goes by the name of Robin Hood. Robin is a well-known … Continue reading

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In Other News, King Henry VIII is Diagnosed with Toomanywives Syndrome

Oh Henry! candy bars were invented in the 15th century by a chocolatier who made this exclamation every time he opened his Renaissance Weekly newsletter and saw that King Henry VIII had gotten married… again. “Oh Henry! Why don’t give … Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed Costume Set Photo Entry!

Today’s featured photo entry from our recent HCR Photo Contest comes from Jennifer titled “Who’s that Assassin….”. This great photo features our Altair Costume Set, also known as the Assassin’s Creed Costume. Thanks Jennifer for your entry! You can view … Continue reading

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It’s All Just a Masquerade!

Masquerade balls have been around at least since the 15th century. They were public affairs of elaborate dress and festivities, becoming quite common and popular. However, by the 18th century the desire to plan, execute or attend one of these … Continue reading

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