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Have A Little Fun In A Gorgeous Medieval Renaissance Costume

Feb 26, 2008
Let us all be honest right now and admit the fact that we, as adults, still enjoy dressing up. The possibility of being someone else for a few hours is an exciting escape for the everyday mundane. Speaking of mundane, have you ever gone to a Renaissance Fair and seen all of the people dressed in medieval and renaissance garb? I am sure that if you have, you have also wandered into the shops there that sell the clothing. Yes, they are a bit pricey. The costumes themselves, though beautiful, dictate a certain attitude that should accompany the person wearing it.

This terminology comes from Renaissance Fairs. As mundane is a term describing someone who is not in costume. However, costume is not a term used while referring to medieval and renaissance clothing it is garb. Another interesting fact is that half of the people seen at these special events do not work for the fair, rather they are common people dressed up in renaissance and medieval costume to make merry and take part in the atmosphere of that era.

There are few times in history that mirror the dynamic era of the Renaissance. Actually, none equal this explosive time in creative discovery and social change. The middle ages are ripe with great costume potential. A medieval costume ranges from a daring knight, mystical wizard, simple servant girl, and not to forget the regal King and Queen.

This was a time of incredible political, cultural and economic change. Clothing was a reflection of your station in society. Then you have the Renaissance Era, which overlaps part of the late Middle Ages when, again, there was great change taking place in art and science. Here the clothing took on a more elegant look and style. Though still showing your position in society, there was more flair.

For instance, wearing a servant girl or wench costume lends an air, which is scandalous according to the costumes medieval or renaissance. On the other hand, the Maid Marian costume is more innocent and demure, while Robin Hood leans more to a brave and fearless man. Taking on the appearance of Merlin and other wizards brings power and ethereal wisdom to mind.

In light of this, it is no wonder that many individuals choose medieval costumes and Renaissance costumes while attending Halloween parties or Renaissance Fairs. Such clothing permit us to become apart of this important time in history. Imagine if you will being Queen for a day and if you do plan to attend a Renaissance Fair, you are strongly urged to acquire a medieval costume or renaissance costumes to get the full effect of these wonderful and imaginative events.

I do want to caution the females though. There is nothing quite like having to wear a corset. Make sure you take a deep breath before being laced up, for it will be the last deep breath you take before you are unlaced. I do not believe that women in the Renaissance Era were ever able to breathe deeply until they went to bed. This explains the tiny waist even on larger women. Have some fun, and really play the part, dress it up in a medieval costume.
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Why wait, go out and buy a renaissance costume or a renaissance costume online. Not only Halloween costumes but great items for the fair.
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