Tag: reenactment costume

The Silent Oppression of Hat Wearing

There's no denying that hats draw a lot of attention when worn out. Sometimes they win casual praise and admiration but they also inspire shocking abuse. In fact, the sensation of a headband and the captive heat can make wearers feel more ...

The Secrets of Authentic Costume

Whether you're into cosplay, reenactment or simply dressing up for the sake of it, you probably want to look more like you've stepped out of a costume drama than out of a fancy dress shop. This is an issue that confronts every costume fan at some ...

King’s Army to March on London!

“In that very hour when he was thus wickedly murdered in the sight of the sun, he had as great a share in hearts and affections of his subjects in general, was as much beloved, esteemed and longed for by the people … as any of his predecessors had ...

Mead Tasting and Beard Contests: Ready for Jorvik Viking Festival?

The 2018 JORVIK Viking Festival will be the first since the reimagined JORVIK Viking Centre opened at Easter 2017, and takes York’s Norse history right back to its ‘origin’ story – the invasion of the Anglo Saxon city of Eoforwic by the Great Viking ...

Are We Living in the New Swing Era?

Martin Ellis is the Director of the Swingland dance school and events company with an Art Deco-styled Winter Ball coming up on December 16. The ongoing success of this venture that will soon be celebrating 20 years of business stands testament to ...

Period-Authentic Confederate Customisation

Part of the pleasure of re-enactment is getting the clothes right. Yes, of course, there’s the materials (don’t even *think* modern alternatives), but then there’s how they’re made. Modern machines put too many stitches in too small a space. Period ...

How did Napoleon Change Fashion?

The Napoleonic Wars had a profound impact on European culture, not least in fashion. Britain experienced the ‘Regency’ almost simultaneously with France’s ‘Empire stye’. In Paris this could be seen in the adoption of Egyptian clothes and Prussian ...

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