Renaissance Costumes

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Looking for a Halloween or theater costume for the perfect theatrical presentation or school play? Medieval Collectibles has the largest selection of quality Halloween costumes, Halloween decorations, Halloween props, and accessories available.

We have Renaissance costumes, medieval costumes, costume jewelry, pirate costumes, and costumes from your favorite movies or plays.

Maybe you picture yourself as a fairytale princess? If so, then look no more; we have Cinderella costumes, Snow White costumes, and Belle costumes for adults and children. If you are a history buff, we also have a huge selection of Renaissance costumes and medieval knight costumes.

Want to go even further back in time? Try our Greek goddess costumes and Roman togas. What could be more fun than wearing one of our Egyptian costumes and being Cleopatra for a night?

Looking for that western look? We have it all: gunslinger, cowboy, cowgirl, and Indian costumes, and all the costume accessories to go with them. Always wanted to rescue the damsel in distress? Slip into our Spiderman costume and spin your own web.

Don’t forget your significant other, as they’ll look great in their own costume that matches your choice, whether it’s medieval, fantasy, gothic, or steampunk.

Whether you’re searching for an adult Halloween costume or attending a Renaissance Faire, Medieval Collectibles has just the right costume for you. You can also attend a Halloween party in a medieval costume. Will you be a peasant or a royal? Browse our selection of child and adult Renaissance costumes and clothing for more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do Renaissance People Dress?

Social and economic status determined how people dressed during the period. Labor and other costs made clothes expensive; peasants owned fewer pieces and rarely bought new ones.

The upper class set fashion trends and wore more layers of garments than those in the lower class. A shirt would suffice for the common menfolk, while noblemen would wear a fancy doublet over it. Lower-class women would wear looser clothing that allowed them to do housework or work in the fields. Check out Renaissance dresses and women’s clothing.

In addition, sumptuary laws existed to avoid excesses and keep people’s clothing and weaponry in check according to their station in life. The Elizabethan sumptuary laws decreed that purple silk and sable fur were reserved for royals and members of the nobility.

What Did the Upper Class Wear During the Renaissance?

What did the rich wear during the Renaissance? These clothing pieces formed a noble or moneyed person’s ensemble back in the day:

  • For men: shirt, doublet, jerkin, hose (upper hose and nether hose)
  • or women: dress, shift, petticoat, corset, girdle, stockings

The wealthy wore their opulence to parties and in portraits, such as those of the powerful Medici family of Florence or the Tudors, who led the English Renaissance. The elaborate and richly colored clothing, topped with jewelry and makeup, inspired the Renaissance costume or look of today.

Are you dressing up for a Renaissance festival or a reenactment? If so, then you have come to the right place.

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