Post # 1
I need dress-code advice!
My husband just booked his first paying wedding photography gig, yay! It’s at a Renaissance Fair and the couple is offering two tickets & meals along with the pay. I guess that means I’m invited even though I won’t know a soul?
I’ve never been to a fair/wedding like this and I’m wondering what to wear. I’d hate to be one of those girls that have threads titled “Can you believe what this chick wore to my wedding?!” after her.
Post # 3
Have your husband ask what is the requested attire. Renaissance-themed clothing is perfectly acceptable.
Post # 4
I would look for either a renaissance halloween costume (you can find some decent ones for under $100, but they’re usually kind of generically sized or cheap), or buy a simple long dress with a scoop neckline and empire waist that you can kind of accessorize into being halfway renaissance-y. 🙂
Unfortunately, getting good quality renaissance stuff can be really expensive!
Post # 5
Been in medieval re-enactment groups since I was 3. I wouldn’t go the halloween costume route – very cheaply made for not-cheap-enough prices. If you do a google search for sca garb, and look for something with a corset/bodice, you should be good. If you’re decent with a sewing machine, you can look up how to make a chemise and a skirt with little difficulty.
1. Wear flats or black/brown sandals. The simpler the better (I usually have black suede/cloth flats.)
2. Skirt, chemise, and bodice are the essential garments, but if the bodice has an attached overskirt and the chemise in floor-length, you don’t need the full skirt. Also, if it’s going to be hot, I recommend just a chemise and skirt – I was initially early-tudor (early renaissance), but the costume was WAY too hot. You can get them at Very Merry Seamstress or MANY other places online.
could be perfect. Relatively cheap, but still making a concerted effort.
If you plan on making a habit of it: http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/FaireFinery/items/Renaissance_WENCH_DRESS_Blue_Bodice_Skirt_SCA_Costume
My medieval period is pre-Ren, so this: http://www.ecrater.com/p/6737632/green-medieval-renaissance-velvet-dress makes me drool. That dye originated around the same time as my medieval character. EEEEEEE!
Note: us SCAdians are kind of prissy about our fabrics – all natural… which could push up the price. Ren fest people are not as weird about it – they allow crushed velvet and poly-cotton. Some SCAdian costumers only do the period fabrics, which tend to cost more – be careful. Though… Poly-cotton does NOT breathe.
Um… I’ll back away now. Happy to give any advice on medieval costuming though.
Post # 6
@cyneswith: Thanks so much for the tips! I had almost given up on this thread.
EDIT Whoops, I see there are other replies too. Thanks ladies. I haven’t been keeping up on this post because it was dead for the first three weeks!
Post # 7
I’ve never been to one so I can’t really say, but I would super love to see some pics of things like this! That’s so awesome!