Re: Re: Accurate enough garb?
- Okay... perhaps I look at things wrong, but, as it says, an attempt at
period garb. I recommend to new folks going with a long T-tunic dress with
a shorter T-tunic over and splurge on trim. They're fast, easy and cheap.
Cheap being the word. Norse of the Viking era, early Celt, simple Norman
all work and can be dressed up for court and dressed down for tourneys. And
since I've from An Tir - land of moss, rain and rust - this works out well.
But then ... I'll never be a Laurel for garb. And I can't see paying the
prices of the various companies [Chiv. Sports, etc - Lord, $120 for a bodice
dress on sale] when you're starting. A basic T-dress fits so many periods.
Dress it up with a wimple, a veil, a hood and you're good to go. Save your
money for when you've got a good idea of what you want.
Various places to look for ideas:
http://www.geocities.com/duntraigh/garb.html - good
http://www3.sympatico.ca/noergate/costuming.html - look down the page
Look. Read. Try. Enjoy.
- --- seticat <seticat@...> wrote:
> But then ... I'll never be a Laurel for garb. And IThanks to everyone for all the suggestions on my first
> can't see paying the
> prices of the various companies [Chiv. Sports, etc -
> Lord, $120 for a bodice
> dress on sale] when you're starting. A basic
set of garb. Museum replicas is a bit pricey for me,
especially since (as pointed out above) I don't know
yet what my persona will be and if I will keep wearing
it after a few months. I did find a site that has
clothing at VERY reasonable prices and seems much more
authentic. It's www.garbtheworld.com
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