Friday, April 5, 2013

Renaissance Costume Review

Nothing adds the the authenticity of a Renaissance costume like a tie-dyed t-shirt underneath

Costumes are a way of life around the Little Pink House.

I cannot tell you how many times we end up needing a costume for some random event and most of the time, we can fulfill what ever costuming need right out of our ever-growing costume box(es) but historical costumes, well, that's where we are lacking.

As an example, the sixth grade class at Diva's school always has a Renaissance Fayre which is such a neat holistic approach to learning.

They will have to be a famous person from the Renaissance write a speech, create an invention, reproduce a famous painting, create a fable and write it in illuminated text, the list goes on and on.  Diva's teacher thought she would be a perfect fit for Gutenberg.

Johannes Gutenberg, not Steve Guttenberg.
I could have come up with a costume for Ol' Steve no problem.

Lucky for me, the good folks at Anytime Costumes needed someone to review Renaissance costumes.  Woo-hoo!  What timing!

It's a bit big...we may have to stuff her with a pillow
After doing a little research on the history of costumes, we worked out that this "Tavern Man" look would be best for the Gute-meister but I may have to add a fluffy collar and a hat...I'm sure I can rustle up a hat.

The costume looked like it did in the photo on their site and I was happy with the weight of the costume.  It's very light and since Diva has to wear something under it anyway, it makes it more comfortable.

I liked the versatility of this costume as well (it's very likely we will need it again in future) and I can see it as Gaston from Beauty & the Beast or Robin Hood using slightly different accessories.

Anytime Costumes have a wide range of prices and selections.  And who doesn't like the ease of ordering online?

I love the look on Greta's face

The costume was also Diva (and Greta) approved.

I was sent a costume by Anytime Costumes to facilitate my review.  All opinions, necessity for an inordinate amount of costumes, and cheesy kid are my own. 


6 comments:

  1. Fab costume! I love dressing up and can't wait until my boys are old enough to "play pretend" with me ;)

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    1. That's always been a favorite around here too. :)

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  2. I wanna dress up too!! These look fab!

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  3. I always loved medieval costumes! I had something a little medieval when I was fiona from shrek a few Halloweens ago.

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