How to Dress in Renaissance Costumes

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Renaissance costumes reign in popularity centuries after they were designed, and are as fun to wear as they are easy! So many occasions call for Renaissance clothing, from Renaissance Fair festivities to unique themed weddings to annual Halloween traditions. Men, women, and children always have a variety of fun ideas to choose from, ranging from peasants to royalty to pirates. As you plan your outfit, you may wonder what exactly qualifies as a Renaissance costume. The Renaissance was a … [Read more...]

How to Plan the Ultimate Halloween Costume Party

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Knowing how to plan the ultimate Halloween costume party helps ensure your night is a success, and guests have a blast! One of the greatest things about a Halloween costume party is that you and your friends get to be someone else for a night. Costumes give you a great excuse to be more wild and crazy or go out in public in something you would never dress in otherwise. There are a few key ingredients to keep in mind when planning a costume party. Where will the party be? You will … [Read more...]

What Costume Size Should I Buy?

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Halloween Costumes are fun and provide the perfect opportunity to express your dark side, flaunt your alter ego, or explore secret wishes. Whether you have a daughter dreaming of twirling around in a Frozen Elsa dress, a son dead set on a Zombie costume fit for The Walking Dead or a teen anticipating a blood tingling Vampire Diaries ensemble, you need a costume that satisfies your expectations in quality and fits properly. You will find sizing charts like the one shown below on all of our … [Read more...]

Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent inspires 2014 Maleficent and Aurora costumes

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Disney’s Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from Maleficent's point of view. Jolie does an excellent job making you empathize with Maleficent inspite of the curse she creates. Most critics agree that Jolie’s acting makes this movie a worthy re-telling of the original Sleeping Beauty. (Spoiler alert) In the end you learn that Maleficent isn’t as bad you thought. She has a heart and loves Princess Aurora as if she was her own daughter. This new movie … [Read more...]

Complete Renaissance Costumes with Hair and Makeup Inspired by the 17th Century

The Borgias cast keeps it authentic with Renaissance-inspired hair and makeup.

With the ever-growing fan base dedicated to Game of Thrones, The Borgias and the like, Renaissance costumes and inspired looks are popping up everywhere. Mr. Costumes has many outfits for the cultural era where realism and human emotion in art dominated, but to complete the look, one’s hair and makeup are crucial elements, too. From noblewomen to peasants, here’s how to capture each look. Renaissance Makeup The higher the social status, the more made-up a woman was, but in … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones Costumes – Winter is Coming

Popular TV Show Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones, the hit HBO show that premiered in 2011, is among the most popular television shows of modern time. In fact, Game of Thrones is the most illegally downloaded TV show worldwide! With a host of unique characters, beautiful set designs, and costumes that would cause jealousy among nobility, it’s easy to see why all shows aim to be like Game of Thrones. A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of five novels written by George R. R. Martin. Martin … [Read more...]

Renaissance Faire Costumes, Locations and Savings

Renaissance Faires offer Food, Dance, and Costumes

Take part in local Renaissance Faires and spend the day or weekend enjoying entertainment, bravado, music and good food. Fairies, archers, and knights in shining armor await you, with turkey legs and dancing gypsies. Children love dressing up and enjoying the sights, which includes such activities as petting zoos, jousts, and demonstrations that will amaze even adults. Be merry and take lessons from queens and peasants alike: Save money! Sign up for social sites like Living Social and Groupon … [Read more...]