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Renaissance Costumes

Find gowns, bodices and even shoes from the renaissance period. Learn how to make your own or buy accessories from online vendors.
  1. Renaissance Clothing Photos
  2. Midieval Clothing
  3. Gown and Dress Alterations
  4. More Costume Tutorials

Make a Princess or Wench Costume
Renaissance costumes can cost hundreds of dollars, even when they are not custom made. You can create a simple costume with a corset top and skirt set. The best part is that it only costs a few bucks in fabric and ribbon. These aren't meant to be exact reproductions, but rather a quick, inexpensive alternative to authentic garb.

Handmade Renaissance Garb Photos
Handmade Renaissance Garb Photos. See submissions from readers as they show off their handmade renaissance garb for wearing to faires and festivals.See submissions

Make a Hooded Cape
Capes are used in a variety of costumes, from hobbits to super hero's. Learn how to make the simple hooded cape in just a few minutes.

Feathered Masks from The Feather Place
Explore a variety of feathered masks in this gallery of masks from The Feather Place by Kelly.

What Should I Wear to a Renaissance Festival?
What to wear to a renaissance festival. Learn what to wear to a renaissance faire, as well as what not to wear.

Make a Belt Pouch
Learn how to make a pouch that will slide onto your belt. These photos and instructions will show you how to make a belt pouch in minutes.

Colorado Renaissance Festival Costumes
Photos from photographer Nelson Chen, capturing the costumes at the Colorado Renaissance Festival.

Dubuque Renaissance Faire Costume Gallery
Medieval and Renaissance costume magic from the Dubuque Renaissance Faire. Photos courtesy of Kathy Castrovinci.

Costumes at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Minnesota Renaissance Festival Costumes

Examples of Renaissance Costumes
Examples of Renaissance and Medieval Costumes. Pirates, wenches and ladies galore. Use these to get ideas about what you'll be next.

Women's Princess Costume
Princess and Queen costumes can cost hundreds of dollars, even when they are not custom made. You can create a simple costume with a corset top and skirt set. The best part is that it only costs a few bucks in fabric and ribbon.

Women's Pirate Costume
Yarrrr! Make this easy pirate costume designed just for the ladies. Since there are so many kinds of pirates, there are a few options here to choose from.

Wench or Maiden Costume
Renaissance costumes can cost hundreds of dollars, even when they are not custom made. You can create a simple costume with a corset top and skirt set. The best part is that it only costs a few bucks in fabric and ribbon.

Make a Corset Top
Learn how to make a corset style top with these step-by-step instructions. While not historically accurate, this top will get you into the faire spirit.

Make a Simple Drawstring Skirt
No patterns or sewing experience needed with these easy how-to instructions. This basic design lays the groundwork for creating all kinds of skirts.

Ohio Renaissance Festival
Behind the scenes photos of costumes at the Ohio Renaissance Festival.

Medieval and Renaissance Costume Books - Recommendations
Recommended medieval and Renaissance costume books. For theatrical productions, reenactors, SCA, and living history, these resources are excellent for ideas about fashions and their construction.

How To Make the Most of Renaissance Faires
Renaissance Faires offer visitors the chance to shed their modern selves and adopt a persona from ye days of olde. Find out how to get the most of it.

Make a Wench Costume
Renaissance costumes can cost hundreds of dollars, even when they are not custom made. You can create a simple costume with a corset top and skirt...

Elizabethan Costume Patterns
A listing of costume patterns from retailers such as Simplicity and Butterick. Get the number for the pattern so you can find it at the store.

Costuming at a Renaissance Fair
Learn more about how to design, make and wear renaissance costumes. Find information on making capes, gowns, shoes and more.

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