RE: [Authentic_SCA] Fencing garb for women
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I often fight in whatever I'm wearing (14th C).
I puncture test my "outfits". With the layers of shift, lined supportive
kirtle and gown, they're good to go.
Then I put on a puncture proof hood and tuck it well into the neckline, add
neck and face protection, gloves.
I wear a belt around the hips and pouch up the (4" on the ground) skirts,
just like the dancing pictures.
I did find I needed to slit the seam in the shift, as they are not gored.
Unfortunately the sword doesn't match the outfits, but then neither does the
mask, and it's less fuss than getting changed into special clothes.
I also fight in late 16thC boy clothes, as a eccentric woman, rather than as
a man, and could easily swap my pants for a skirt, or wear both a la