> You know, I've done Elizabethan circa 1570's for a long time now (over a decade) and sometimes I still get
> the whole "Why would you want to do something SOOOOO Late Period?" thing. Or: "That's SOOOOO Late
> Period!". And it's not always meant kindly, either.
I actually keep moving my persona further and further closer to the
1600 mark. I started off as a 1450-ish Florentine; I'm currently
playing a 1530-ish Safavid Persian. Though the difficulty for me is
that all of the documentable (ie: traveler's journals, extant
garments) information I have on Persian garb dates to 1670 or later!
The only thing I have from within period to work with are miniature
paintings...which have to be taken with a grain of salt because we
don't exactly know how much liberty the artists took with what they
painted, especially since Persian painting tried to represent 3D in
But as for the "late period" debate...coming from a Kingdom that has a
reputation of being early period*, I don't get much flack at all. Most
are actually quite curious about my latest findings. Not that they
would wear any of it...but they sure are an inquisitive lot.
* It should be noted that my Kingdom has actually been accused of
being were-fops at War. During the day, everyone is in their T-tunics
and trousers...at night, we're all in our finest garb. Personally, I
like the idea of a Kingdom of were-fops. There's gotta be a story in