Let's 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. Check out this awesome video where Emily shows you, step by step, piece by piece, how to dress for the renaissance faire.
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In This Video
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.
Plus Size Wench Dress for Renaissance Faire
Advice for Plus Size Women Going to Renaissance Faire
The Eclectic Contrarian says
One day I’m actually gonna go to one…..
Nancy Basile says
You should! They’re a lot of fun and I bet your wife would love it too.