We have provided some suggestions especially for those of our festival visitors who would like to get more involved and transform their Abbey Medieval Festival experience by wearing costume.

In 2017, we are holding a costume competition for the Public to enter!

If you are hoping to take your involvement to the next level and join a re-enactment group, please contact those potential groups directly as they each have their own requirements and restrictions when it comes to costuming and accessories.

We have also listed some of the costume hire places where you can start your costume adventures – however, they can’t really compare to a bespoke medieval masterpiece for your wardrobe!

Thinking about wearing a sword with your costume? We recommend you check out our weapons permit, you definitely want our security guys to know you are coming!

Feel free to leave a comment below telling us what information you are looking for in connection with Abbey Medieval costuming, and we will see what we can do for you. Check out our blog too, for some extra information about costuming at the festival and how to go about designing the perfect garment.

Supplier suggestions for costumes and accessories:

AUSTRALIA:

Esford – Stallholder at Abbey Festival

Esford Facebook

Francis Krause – Costume maker for the Medieval Banquet guests 0417 449 762

Lady Carberry Creations – Stallholder at Abbey Festival

Lady Carberry Creations Facebook

Medieval Fight club – Stallholder at Abbey Festival

Medieval Fight Club Facebook 

Period Clothing  Julie Aldred  – Made to measure historical costumes

Contarina’s Historical Small Luxuries – Stallholder at Abbey Festival

Contarina’s Historical Small Luxuries Facebook

Fayre Ware  Audrey Dickson

Colleen Canniffe Member of Order of Dracul 0405 427 511

Errant Knight Stallholder at Abbey Festival Damien Bates 0402 615 296

USA:

Reconstructing History

Supply historically accurate patterns

Revival Clothing

Historical Enterprises

Highly recommended by re enactors

Medieval Design

Highly recommended by re enactors

UK:

Kats Hats 

Tod’s Stuff

PATTERNS:

Looking for medieval dress for those ladies who can sew?

Reconstructing History

Supply historically accurate patterns

Burda 7977

McCalls 8826 dress A

Butterick 4377 & 4827