Re: [SCA Newcomers] Greetings and Salutations
- In a message dated 9/29/2004 9:50:13 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<<Well I am looking for some advice for my garb for period. since I
am a light fighter was thinking along the lines of a corsair
persona. Boy hope I didn't spell that to bad.>>
I have no idea what a "corsair" (and you did spell it right) actually is
other than somethng along the pirate/highwaymen line.
<<I just need to know if that is acceptiable and what materials are
SCA rules require an attempt at clothing from before 1600. If there were
corsairs before 1600, it is definitely acceptable. If they weren't, it probably
isn't technically acceptable, but most people won't say much unless it's
blatantly out of period, like say, wearing an American Civil War military uniform.
As far as what fabrics are acceptable, all the rules say is that you must
make an attempt at clothes from before 1600 - as long as they look right, you can
make them out of pretty much anything. My personal choice, and my advice to
anyone who asks, is to go with natural fibers if at all possible - which means
wool or linen for pretty much anything in the SCA, with the addition of silk
and cotton for some time periods and cultures. They are more expensive but
they wear exceptionally well and will be far more comfortable than synthetics.
Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
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