Category Archives: Renaissance Dresses

Fashion Trends in Renaissance Festival Costumes

If you haven’t been to your local Renaissance festival, you’re missing out. Several new trends are taking center stage at festivals across the country. Before you check out all the action, don’t forget your Renaissance period clothing. Read more about … Continue reading

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Choosing Customized Renaissance Festival Costumes for Women

Creating a look for a Renaissance Faire or festival provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the persona of a woman who lived during a period of historical evolution and rebirth. Laws dictated what people could wear, and clothing revealed … Continue reading

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A Maintenance Guide for Renaissance Dresses

Renaissance faires are a fun way for people of all ages to go back in time and get caught up in a completely different lifestyle. Buying your own Renaissance costume is one of the easiest ways to take part in … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Costume for a Renaissance Festival

Renaissance faires are a popular way to dive into the colorful world of the Renaissance. Fun for adults and children alike, they give you the chance to experience life as it was in the 1500s by completely immersing you in … Continue reading

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Guide to Buying Fabrics for Renaissance Era Clothing

When it comes to selecting the right materials for your medieval or Renaissance costumes, historical accuracy is very important. By paying close attention to the history of the time period, the various class systems, and the materials available, you’re sure … Continue reading

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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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Catherine Parr

At last, the saga comes to an end, and we finally get our answer to the question, “Will Henry VIII ever stop marrying new women?” The answer, of course, is “Only when he’s dead.” For the concluding chapter, let’s chat … Continue reading

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The Rose Without a Thorn: 5 Wives and Counting

Seriously, Henry. We know you’re the VIII-th King of England and all, so you can do what you want. We believed you when you said 3rd time’s a charm. But your 3rd wife Jane died, and you were supposed to … Continue reading

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The Bavarian Ball-and Chain: Anne of Cleves

The “Flanders Mare,” as history has dubbed her, Anne of Cleves was King Henry VIII’s shortest-lived wife, yet she managed to outlive all of the other 5 wives and Henry himself! Anne’s brief bio as Queen is full of fascinating … Continue reading

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Not Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Short-Lived Queen, Jane Seymour

With only a year on the throne, Jane is less remembered as a Queen and more remembered as King Henry VIII’s wife who finally gave him the son he so longed for. But is there more to Queen Jane than … Continue reading

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