Monday, March 29, 2010

Medieval Costumes Ideas for Girls!

So you’re little girl is now attending her first renaissance festival. Either that or she’s going for her very first medieval costume party! Whatever the case maybe, there are alot of costumes available for your kid, which will bring out the best in her and expand her creativity and imagination to be the little fairy she imagines herself to be.

There are alot of choices for little girl costumes. You could go with Tudor clothing, which will make her look elegant and part of the wealthy from time long ago, or you can support her imagination and make her the little fairy she’s always dreamed to be.

And if you’re still stomped about what to make her wear, below, we’ve prepared a few ideas that your little princess would surely love to wear!

1) Princess Costumes
She’s always dreamed about being a little princess right? With the castle and the knight of shining armour? Well, while she might not get her knight of shining armour just yet, she still can wear a very elegant princess costume and some glass slippers. Why not, its every girls dream?

2) Fairy Costumes
Which girl hasn’t imagined she was a fairy once? It’s possible to make her dreams come true this time if you get her a fairy costume and a matching magic wand!

3) Angel Costumes
I’ve always had a personal bias with angel costumes. Not only do they look so sweet and innocent in the white dresses, the addition of a halo on their heads just makes little girls the sweetest creatures in the planet. Plus the costume is a money saver, not to mention a timesaver as well. White dresses are easy to buy from costume shops and the halo won’t take a few hours to make either.

4) Witch
Okay, so this might not exactly seem positive right? But it won’t matter if you make your little princess a good witch in the process. A glass slipper and a white dress plus a simple plastic wand would complete her get-up perfectly. In fact, you could even go for a simple tree branch as her wand.


Sonny Smith writes articles related to renaissance costumes and renaissance clothing. You can find more information about renaissance clothing at our web site.

Attending that renaissance festival but don’t know what to wear? That’s easy!

If you’re planning to attend a renaissance event and are still stomped about what you should wear, then I’ve got good news for you! Alot of men are going through the same thing and it’s not a wonder why: not all men are stylish and most are comfortable with a shirt and a pair of jeans. And while Tristan clothing or Tudor clothes are a good option, some would still want to go forward and play pretend their

That’s why we’ve prepared medieval costume ideas for men to help you decide about what to wear:

1. Monk

Monk costumes are the easiest to reproduce because monks then wore simple brown robes. Plus, monk costumes aren’t that common in renaissance faires, so the chances you’re gonna bump against another monk is relatively small. You can accessorize this costume further by adding a leather bag or pouch around your waist.

2. Wizard

Who never dreamed of magical powers and the ability to control the four elements? Wizards are perfect costumes because they relive the magic of the medieval times through colourful costumes and creative props. You can wear simple black robes or go for more detailed costumes available online. Wizard costumes can be accessorized with plastic or wooden wands and even small pouches around the waist.

3. Knight

While it might not be possible to grab a noble steed to accompany your over-all costume, knights are a romantic choice to go for. Not only are they women’s favourite, they also exude masculinity. In renaissance faires, knights are a common choice because of their active participation and visibility during the medieval times. Knights costumes are not hard to find, since they are available in most costume shops. You can complement your costume with a realistic shield and a silver sword. Just make sure you don’t chop somebody’s head off.

4. Prince Charming

My personal bias with the prince charming costume is because it is simple and yet, elegant at the same time. Prince Charming costumes are available online for purchase and though they might seem plain, the fact that they are, every girl’s dream, makes this one good choice for a costume.


Sonny Smith writes articles related to medieval clothing and renaissance costume. You can find more information about renaissance costume at our web site.

Simple Medieval Clothes Ideas That Are Within Your Budget!

If you’re used to the modern day concept of party and events, then the traditional 16th century renaissance fairs might not sit well with you. But in today’s age where things from the past are making a huge comeback in almost every scene, from clothing to hairdo, people are always looking for ways of reinventing the old to fit with the new. The same goes with fashion and tradition! As such, there’s no surprise that Renaissance festivals and medieval clothes are making their way into our modern day.

The concept of medieval costumes are based from the renaissance-era where clothing is defined by silk fabrics, leather, velvet, rich details and striking hues. And if you’re planning to attend your first Renaissance festival or just reading about simple medieval clothes to wear, we have a few ideas for costumes for both men and women that you might want to check out!

For Women

Aside from going with the traditional princess idea, which is a common among many women, one idea would be a female pirate instead. Wearing a female pirate’s costume would be using images of skulls as accents to your clothes or as accessories; belt buckles and even a really cool pirate sword.

If you don’t feel to go all-out ‘action’, you can go for fairy costumes with wings. Fairies are a good choice for women, especially for young girls. You could also go and be an angel or even a bat.

There are a lot of really cool choices to choose from but the more important things is to actually portray the part flawlessly.

For Men

Aside for going for wearing a tunic and a vest for a top, many men forget that their footwear shares the same importance as their over-all. Wearing the wrong footwear would distract people from looking at how beautiful their chosen medieval costume is. That’s why footwear should also be given much importance. Usually, sandals are the better option since they fit and they do look good in a variety of clothes. However, they could also go for high leather boots as this gives off a distinct, muscular appeal.


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