Tag: reenactment costume

American Duchess: How One Artist Started a Shoe Sensation

Illustrator and designer Lauren Stowell started the 18th Century sewing blog American Duchess but struggled to turn it into a feasible income. Forced to sell her precious antique finds on Etsy she hit upon a revelation that would change her life ...

The REAL Danger of Synthetics in Period Costume

A Napoleonic reenactor has suffered what could have been a serious incident were it not for her use of historically-accurate natural fibres. Liz Webb recalled that she and her friend Vicki were attending the first Napoleonic weekend at Canada's ...

Diplomat Captured Costumes of Diverse Classes and Cultures in 1797

The King of Tahiti, Venetian nobles, French artists and the favourite of the King of Persia - all were fair game for the diplomat and illustrator Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810) who captured the clothing of all manner of classes and ...

It’s Ye Olde Reenactment Ethics Debate Again

A recent article published on MSN has dredged up the endless debate about the ethics of military reenactment that is almost as old as the events depicted, and arguably just as important. Strange and Disturbing Hobby "It’s a hard time to be a Civil ...

RSC Celebrity Costume Treasures For Sale on Ebay

A treasure-trove of unique costumes worn by acting legends including David Tennant, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench are up for sale on Ebay to support the Royal Shakespeare Company's new costume workshop. The handpicked celebrity-worn garments follow ...

Five Reasons Costume is a Curse

Don’t you ever wish, just sometimes, that you did not have such an intensive, wonderful and expensive hobby? After a long day or a sleepless night, don’t you just detest the piles of fabric you have to clear before bingeing on your favourite box set ...

Does Historical Accuracy Really Matter at Events?

Trigger warning: this could get messy. Many costumers view historical accuracy as a sacred principle to be upheld at all times, and very often imposed upon other people. Others happily run riot in mass-produced synethics or mismatched ensembles in ...

You Could Own Russell Crowe’s Gladiator Armour

Russell Crowe's Gladiator armour is among some valuable props the acclaimed actor will auction five years after his separation from ex-wife Danielle Spencer. The auction sale entitled 'The Art of Divorce' at Sotheby's Australian branch will ...

Nelson Wore the Sweetest Promise Ring at Trafalgar

If you thought promise rings and pre-engagement tokens were a new fad for Millennials unwilling to commit, think again. Shortly before Horatio Nelson embarked on his final and fatal campaign he had an informal wedding ceremony with his mistress Emma ...

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