When To Use Your Outfit
Medieval clothing has
never really gone out
of style. It’s still popular
to use for plays,
Thousands of people love the novelty of dressing in
renaissance clothing and attending fairs and parties.
The elegant styles and intricate clothing appeals to
crafters and hobbyists alike.
What Items Will You Need?
When you’re dressing up for a
role in a stage play or for a
renaissance faire you’re going
to need a few specific items of
To dress as a
you will need a
shirt, and pair o
You may also want
a few accessories to
go with your new
clothing as well.
What is Your Clan Color?
Scottish nobleman were often the
chief’s of their clans, and clans
were marked by a few different
distinctive garbs and colors.
favored by the
choose to wear
important.Tartan patterns told other people which clan you
belonged to, and the color of your tartan was also
Though wearing medieval
clothing would be enough for a
faire, you might want to think
about sprucing your costume
up with some accessories.
You can wear badges
and belts with your
clan’s colors, or you can
also choose a nice pair
of gloves and boots.
Women’s accessories were similar to
the accessories women wear today.
They wore different types of jewelry
and they also wore hats and cloaks.
Creating Your Renaissance Character
If you’re attending a renaissance
faire, you’re going to need more
In addition to a nice
outfit, you’re going
to need a persona.
That means you
need to create a
Besides dressing for your era, you need to have a
plausible background and if you can swing it, you
should talk like someone from your time period as
Caring for Your Costume
Depending on where you
buy your medieval clothing,
there could be some
specific washing and drying
For truly authentic
you should probably
stick to hand washing
and line drying.
However, there are many places that sell
clothing made from modern fabrics. These
should be fine to wash and dry normally, but
check the instructions when you buy them
anyway to prevent shrinking and wrinkling.
As a Scottish nobleman, you
should definitely have one or
two sets of clothing suitable for
court, but you might also want
some everyday clothing as well.
Everyday clothing is a
good idea if you’re
camping out at a
faire for the
weekend, or if you
have several different
types of characters.
Though modern versions of nobleman's outfits
are very comfortable, you might want some
lounging clothes after wearing your outfit all day.
Do Your Research
Medieval clothing is a pretty
broad topic. Even if you narrow it
down to a Scottish nobleman’s
outfit you might have to do some
If you want to add a
hat, you have to
research hats from
that era. Maybe they
wore a certain kind,
or maybe hats
in that time period.
Renaissance faires aren’t full of people who
just love the clothing, they also love the time
period. In order to be truly authentic, you
should brush up on the history of your
costume and the people who would have
Enjoy Your Outfit
Never forget that the main reason
you dress up in renaissance
clothing is to have a good time.
out the clothes
is fun, don’t let
and make you
Whether you’re a Scottish nobleman or a pirate rouge,
have fun picking out your accessories and colors.
Think about the character you’re playing and add your
own unique flair.