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I thought I was being quite restrained in not going, despite being on several mailing lists that mentioned it - wedding dress fabric to buy and all that.


On the crinolines, it was the details that I menat - the flowers being way too bad and stuff like that, not so much the fabrics.

The real problem with the peach one is that it's a shot fabric, of course, which can often look hideous under flash, even when it's not in two shades that appear to clash like billyo!
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It is quite interesting - I don't know about fashion lag (although I think I have to agree with you) but they did seem to have much more modest / prudish tastes across the board: the plot of Dame aux Camellias had to be drastically altered into a moral tale on the fall of a flirt rather than the tragic tale of a wordly courtesan corrupted by true love before it could even be performed in the states, and by then the original it was already old hat in Paris and Europe as a piece of theatre.

Because we share a language (sort of) and a modern familiarity by virtue of the media (but my, how misleading is that when you actually experience the country itself) we assume this passed back. I am fascinated with the differences and influences I have been seeing when I have been looking at clothing in this period for the middle classes here , the chattering classes of Paris and the vast yet apparently microcosmic America of the time.

I disagree about that shade of peach. I wear it all the time and look drop-dead in it. We love it so much that we are all going to wear it in November, shot with differeing shades. The Husbynde is having a second fitting of his morning suit as we speak. We thought of lime shot with lilac for the waistcoat?

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Yep the trimmings look like she's a prize cow at the village fete who rampaged through the flower arranging tent and came out festooned with random flowers... :lol:

The US/Europe fashion gap interests me too - if it was so noticeable as late as the mid 1990s, what must it have been like in the 1840s? The latest 'Piecework' - US mag - has an article about a beautiful linsey woolsey dress that at a glance would be Regency - 1820 at the latest, I'd'a thought, in England. But the museum that owns it has it dated from around 1820-30 or even a touch later. That said, it is thought to have been made for a slave (they aren;t sure) - and you wouldn't have them in high fashion, on the whole - on the other hand, is it a more modern equivalent of, say the 1640's folk with the servant whose clothing looks late Tudor? Interesting.

For more wang, have a go at YouTube - type in RenFayre and feast on the mob caps and Scarlett O'Hara crinolines - wang ahoy!

P.S: Alice lime green AND peach would be a lovely combination... although if you can work some orange in there, even better.... :wink:

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I think that glow in the dark turquoise would be a better match...
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He wants strong magenta with it now, the old conservative.....

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I have to add this to the collection of finery:

ebay number 350049320950
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oh my good god - I think we may have a winner
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Post by ViscontesseD'Asbeau »

You mean this?

http://tinyurl.com/3zjlap

Classy :lol: I think I've seen summat like that in Ann Summers' window....

If you scroll down to Description, you'll see he says it's for 'Suitable for: Men'... Blimey. There's some interesting men wandering round Kidderminster then.... :wink:

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although this, from the same seller is close...

http://tinyurl.com/4zbx8n
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I so nearly entered that bo-peep confection on Friday, but felt that it was so off the beam that it would be cheating........

This one has me confused , though - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fancy-Dress-Victo ... dZViewItem

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Post by ViscontesseD'Asbeau »

It would be an interesting competition to have some of these and guess the era... cos I can't tell half the time even to within 200 years when they're meant to be.... :lol:

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Crikey, there's some pretty special stuff around... and the gents stuff Debs posted! My god.

Is it wrong that I'm a LRPer but have better and more accurate kit than many supposed re-enactors?

And just to actually contribute to the thread:
Anglo-Saxon costume with invisible cloak
Draughty pirate shirt
LRPer, Medieval Martial Artist, Buyer of Too Much Costume...

Wait a minute, is there such a thing as 'too much' costume?

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Mr Dreadful wrote:Crikey, there's some pretty special stuff around... and the gents stuff Debs posted! My god.

Is it wrong that I'm a LRPer but have better and more accurate kit than many supposed re-enactors?

And just to actually contribute to the thread:
Anglo-Saxon costume with invisible cloak
Draughty pirate shirt
What is the pirate holding? :shock:
I do like the way it's described as being made of high quality fabric but never clarifies what type of fabric.....
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Medieval pirate
too, apparently. :lol: Is that real hair or bad wig?

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Mad Mab wrote:
Mr Dreadful wrote:Crikey, there's some pretty special stuff around... and the gents stuff Debs posted! My god.

Is it wrong that I'm a LRPer but have better and more accurate kit than many supposed re-enactors?

And just to actually contribute to the thread:
Anglo-Saxon costume with invisible cloak
Draughty pirate shirt
What is the pirate holding? :shock:
I do like the way it's described as being made of high quality fabric but never clarifies what type of fabric.....
I have sent an e-mail to the seller because I really want to know now.
LRPer, Medieval Martial Artist, Buyer of Too Much Costume...

Wait a minute, is there such a thing as 'too much' costume?

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Mr Dreadful wrote:
Mad Mab wrote:
Mr Dreadful wrote:Crikey, there's some pretty special stuff around... and the gents stuff Debs posted! My god.

Is it wrong that I'm a LRPer but have better and more accurate kit than many supposed re-enactors?

And just to actually contribute to the thread:
Anglo-Saxon costume with invisible cloak
Draughty pirate shirt
What is the pirate holding? :shock:
I do like the way it's described as being made of high quality fabric but never clarifies what type of fabric.....
I have sent an e-mail to the seller because I really want to know now.

:lol:
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How about this site:

http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.ne ... owcase.htm

I found rather a snazzy one with orange nylon floaty lower sleeves in the 2007 crop. I did not have the heart to go through all the frocks, but did find some of the body shapes a tad interesting.

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I'd not seen this thread until today.

I started off by laughing, lots and out loud, so that everyone in the office stared.

Now I just feel violated. And not in a good way.

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Fox wrote:I'd not seen this thread until today.

I started off by laughing, lots and out loud, so that everyone in the office stared.

Now I just feel violated. And not in a good way.
thats bad
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Post by ViscontesseD'Asbeau »

Why violated? You're not one of the ebay sellers are you? :lol:

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ViscontesseD'Asbeau wrote:Why violated? You're not one of the ebay sellers are you? :lol:
I am not. :x

There are just some things people shouldn't have to see; like episodes of wife swap.

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there are many things I would accuse fox of but being responsible for any of the items lsited is not one of them
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I just came across this accessory on eBay - suitable for all periods, judging from the title, including Klingons!

ANTIQUE BONE HANDLED ROMAN UTILITY KNIFE 1000-4000 AD

Isn't it amazing how many of these genuine items make it to the USA before becoming available to the discerning public?
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"GEORGIAN- ELIZABETHAN -ANTOINETTE-MEDIEVAL"

So that is 1066 to early 1830's - unless we stretch it to George 6th which makes it early 1950's.

Useful dress, then.

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Coo, my Gran had some chairs and a sofa made of that, I swear!

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Alice the Huswyf wrote:"GEORGIAN- ELIZABETHAN -ANTOINETTE-MEDIEVAL"

So that is 1066 to early 1830's - unless we stretch it to George 6th which makes it early 1950's.

Useful dress, then.
Its my olf shower curtain
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Shadowcat wrote:Coo, my Gran had some chairs and a sofa made of that, I swear!
I think my Nana had curtains...
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And for the making of your new medieval clothes...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MEDIEVAL-BRAID-RI ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Medieval-Gothic-S ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/5-MEDIEVAL-COSTUM ... dZViewItem




I thought this was for a kid when I saw the picture - but no, it's for a grown up...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/fancy-dress-boo-p ... dZViewItem



ahem - search word was re-enactment, honest!!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Handmade-leather- ... 18Q2el1247
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Post by Alice the Huswyf »

Yeerss - of course there was a brief period when a vgnl speculum was posted on ebay as a re-enactment item .

- No really.

Luckily a lot of the S&M accessories that were posted en masse seemed not to attract the commercial attention desired under a reenactment (not re-enactment) listing. I consider myself (considerably) broadminded, but I actually complained to ebay. Mainly becuase there are no primary sources for straddle bars worn with the shoes depicted......

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Post by ViscontesseD'Asbeau »

Is the Tudor-Georgian curtain dress lady standing like a zombie or is it my imagination? Talk about frocky horror...

And to be fair, I imagine a speculum could be re-enactment equipment if you were playing a 1970s ob/gyn doctor, or something?

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