Video Tutorial: How to Dress for a Renaissance Faire

Today, we are going to find out how to dress for a renaissance faire. We recently had a discussion in our private Plus Size Nerds Facebook group about renaissance faire advice and I turned that into a blog post because there was so much great information. Now we have an expert who’s actually going to show us how to dress for a renaissance faire.

Emily Bowman has been working in and around the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire since 1997, so she knows exactly how to dress for a renaissance faire, in warm weather and in cold. She’s had several jobs there. She’s a couple of different shops with other people and now owns her own business, Tomboy Togs.

She was also involved in the Society for Creative Anachronism, which is a middle ages and renaissance reenactment group.

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How to Dress for Renaissance Faire

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Watch the video to see Emily get dressed for a cold day at the renaissance faire. She gets dressed in this order:

Chemise from Renstore.com

Bloomers from RF Fineries

Socks from Sock Dreams

Shoes from Medieval Moccasions

Skirt(s) from Renstore.com

Corset or bodice from Renstore.com and RF Fineries

Hat from As You Like It / Up Your Kilt

Belt and accessories from The Leather Boys

Hood from Crocheted by Kirby

Slytherin Mug from Dancing Pig Pottery

Along the way she shares invaluable tips, such as:

  • Bloomers stop chub rub.
  • Put your shoes on after bloomers but before other clothing.
  • Wear good shoes.
  • Don’t wear synthetic fabric. Even lightweight ones won’t breathe and you’ll build up sweat.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Wear a belt with clips to hold accessories like a mug and a pouch for your phone.
  • Only well-to-do or royalty wear jewelry.
  • Wear very little makeup.

You can connect with Emily Bowman in all of these places.




See also:

Plus Size Wench Dress for Renaissance Faire

Advice for Plus Size Women Going to Renaissance Faire

Getting a Good Fit for Your Renaissance Dress


  1. The Eclectic Contrarian
    December 21, 2019 / 4:07 am

    One day I’m actually gonna go to one…..

    • December 23, 2019 / 10:25 pm

      You should! They’re a lot of fun and I bet your wife would love it too.

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