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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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
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.