Top 10 Tuesdays: Medieval & Renaissance Costumes
Welcome to Top 10 Tuesdays! Here, we’re going to be breaking down a new costume theme every week, to make sure you’re prepared come October.
This week, we’re taking a look at Renaissance and medieval costumes – not only are they great to wear for Halloween, but Renaissance faires and festivals are an amazing year-round experience. In fact, we’ve already gone ahead and assembled everything you need to know about Renaissance Faires right here for you.
Without further ado, here’s the list!
#10. The King of Swords
Take on all challengers at the tournament, and go on bold adventures, aided only by your trusty blade. This costume will fit in perfectly at any faire, and it’s also simple for even the most casual of costumers to get into (figuratively and literally).
Here’s a good look for those seeking something a little more authentic. Play the character of a wealthy warrior prince, strolling the streets among his subjects, or ditch the crown and party as a pauper.
#8. Dragon Warrior
Have you come to defend the poor peasants of this town from an army of monsters, or are you a Renaissance-era mercenary for hire? From the faux leather tunic to the billowing cape, everything about this costume is reminiscent of an epic warrior. With your shield and sword, you’ll be ready for combat of all sorts.
#7. Dragon Lord
Stand back, Dovahkiin; we’ve got it from here. The Dragonborn himself is one of the most imposing characters in all of gaming, but this original creation can go toe-to-toe with him. With intricately molded armor pieces and faux gold accents, this is one of our best-looking costumes, period. It’s a great look for an evil Renaissance lord.
While ancient Sparta isn’t exactly very Renaissance, you can easily adapt this costume into a fantasy style barbarian character. Cosplay is all about taking different pieces and making them your own. The shoulder-clasped cape and armguards work great for building a rogue knight on the run, too – you can always save the helmet for later.
Plus, the movie was awesome.
#5. Royal Knightess
Ready for one hot knight? The crimson and black details of this costume bring a touch of evil to the mix, and high-heeled boots with black fishnet stockings are definitely sexy. This look is as perfect for defending your kingdom as it is for laying siege to another.
This is what you’ll want to be wearing when you grace the faire with your presence. The stunningly detailed purple and gold gown comes complete with headdress and veil, and will have you feeling like royalty as soon as you put it on.
Brace yourself: winter is coming. It should come as no surprise that this Game of Thrones inspired costume is so popular. Not only is the show one of the biggest dramas around, but this flowing purple gown is the perfect combination of royal and risqué. Long live the queen!
This dragon slayer is a definite doppelganger for every guy’s medieval fantasy. With sword held high, rush into battle versus the fire-breathing beasts and capture the attention of onlookers along the way. If you’re going to kick some ass, you’ll want to look good doing it.
Our favorite Renaissance costume of all is the perfect blend of fierce warrior and fetching lass. The double split skirt provides a fun look, but the included shoulder harness shows you mean business. Add a sword and shield to the arsenal, or prepare to take down enemies from afar with a bow and arrow.
So, what did you think of our list? Have you been inspired to attend your local Renaissance festival, or to go ye olde schoole this Halloween? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter @BuyCostumes! Check out our Pinterest boards for even more great costume ideas, too.