Monday, March 29, 2010

Accessories: Spicing up your Medieval Clothes!

Whatever event you’d be attending, there’s always a possibility to reinvent your current medieval clothes! If you design your own clothes, then its always possible for you to add something to it to reinvent it- either a cut here or there or a new embroidery at the side. But if you buy your clothes online, you might just want to resolve to accessories to spice up your current clothes.

If you plan to accessorize your clothes but don’t know where to start, here’s a list of the top five best accessories you could use:

  1. Necklaces
  2. Belts
  3. Pouches
  4. Earring
  5. Hoods

These accessories make your costume look more realistic and add a touch of medieval history to your set of clothes. In addition to these, men could also choose to add garters to their hosen; garters are either leather or woven.

Hats are also a good idea to add to your clothes. Simple hats such as the ones worn by peasants from long ago, that are woven from straw, are a good idea to add as an accent to your clothing. It’s not unlikely that even noble men and women use straw hats once in awhile. These are cheap and are very easy to find, not costing more than a few dollars. There are also medieval hats made out of black felt, popularly worn by pilgrims. This could even be further customized by adding badges.

Women could also further personalize their appearance by adding flower garlands in their hair. Flower garlands are extremely popular among young girls or unmarried women who love the simple and yet beautiful accent of flowers.

There are alot of accents and accessories you could use to improve your general appearance. From basic household items to small but cheap items you can buy off stores, there are always ways to customize your clothes. You can even pick-up a few accessories from costume shops, and if you’re really feeling lazy, buy off ready-made costumes that are complete off from online medieval costume sellers. But remember that there thousands of ways to customize, reinvent, and even stretch the boundaries of ordinary medieval dress.


Robby Falin writes articles related to medieval clothing and renaissance costumes. You can find more information about renaissance costumes at our web site.

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