Monday, March 29, 2010

Medieval Costume: Why Buying Medieval Costume is better!

A personal choice of mine everytime I hear of an interesting renaissance festival is to buy my own costume. Not only is buying medieval costume a better option in the long run, it is also cheaper, and if you know where to look, there are hundreds of designs to choose from. But unlike me, many are still confused between buying medieval costumes and having one designed for them.

So if you’re still undecided, here are some advantages of my buying medieval costume is the better option!

They’ve got designs

Costume shops or even retail stores that offer medieval clothes have designer catalogues most of the time. Because they specialize in medieval clothes, they have a catalogue of what they have on stock and there are literally hundreds of designs to choose from. That way, you can easily see how the clothes look and you could decide which you think look good on you and which don’t.

They’re cheaper

Online retail stores like are cheaper too. That’s because they produce dozens of the same costume. Hence, you won’t be paying for the ‘design’ and you could use the extra savings you get for purchase of additional accessories.

They live and breathe medieval

Online retail stores live medieval because they specialize in it. Hence, they could present you with a guaranteed list of medieval clothing. Plus, they put effort into studying fashion of the medieval period through artworks, paintings and sculptures. They know what they’re selling you, so you’re pretty sure you won’t look out of place.

They could offer suggestions

When buying medieval clothes, the dressing up part doesn’t end there. Sometimes, you would have to ask for accessories to complement your wardrobe or to add that distinct glamour to what you already have on. Online specialists can exactly do that because they know what looks good and how it should look, in the first place.

And if you still don’t know what to wear, there’s always help to guide you in picking your perfect wardrobe. If not, there are dozens to choose from, so you’re not just stuck with what’s given to you!


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

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