> Welcome, Rushifa! What a lovely name!
Thank you for the warm welcome! The name Rushifa is actually the
japanese pronunciantion of Lucifer, which is also a nickname of mine
(Lucy=Luci=Lucifer, so my friend's logic went). I generally use
Rushifa online because it's more unique than Lucifer, and that way I
don't run the risk of accidentally offending anyone.
> There are no requirements for what sort of tent you may use at an
> in fact many people use modern nylon tents. In some cases nylon
> be set up only in a specific area, but in most cases all sorts of
> intermixed. Your tent (is it one of the old 10 X 10 Army ones with
> pole that works like an umbrella, with "spokes" going out into the
> corners of the tent? If so, my husband had one that we camped in
at events before
> we were married.) would be excellent for use at events, cooler than
> and looking more accurate.
I think it is the Army you mentioned, it fits that discription well.
It leaves we wondering where my parents got it, though, since neither
of them have ever been in the army, and we usually don't shop at the
Army Surplus stores or anything. Anyway, I'm glad to hear it will
work out. I love the tent dearly, and have been just looking for an
excuse to use it again (after we bought a newer, more portable nylon
tent, we haven't been using it). Plus I was kinda looking at the
whole making/buying a period tent with a bit of fear, i don't exactly
have the funds to cover it right away.
> You will see this sort of outfit very frequently at SCA events. I
> personally, that it migrated there from Ren Faires, where it is a
> for those portraying serving wenches at the food stalls and such.
> said, it truly is not an accurate costume for any time or culture
during the SCA
> period. SCA rules, however, only require an attempt at period
> an accurate costume, so it is technically OK to wear such a costume
> The bodices commonly worn are in fact a foundation garment, like a
> bra or girdle, and would have been under other clothing in most
> period. If you look at pictures of Elizabethan or Tudor women,
notice the very
> rigid shape of their clothes. That shape is created by the
> the clothes themselves, and one of those underpinnings is the
bodice or pair
> of bodies as it was called. The very decorative doublets/jackets
> these women are what would be worn over a bodice. There are also
> decorative ones, but of similar cut, worn by merchant's wives and
Alright, that's good to know. I'm currently planning an outfit with a
bodice showing like that, and I think I'll still make it, since it
will be my first real garb, and I like the look of a bodice. That
clears up alot of my confussion, though.
> <<Lastly, I've been trying to find information on clothing worn in
> is more recently Yugoslavia or Croatia, but was at that time (I
> believe) a part of Hungary or Serbia. I haven't been able to find
> good links or pictures of this area, so if anyone has any resources
> advice, I'd be very greatful. >>
> There is a Slavic SCA group here on yahoogrooups; it's a special
> group of Scadians who also have personas from that area. I'm sure
they will be
> very helpful.
Thanks, I've already found it and have been looking through some of
the links so far.