Allegories, Myths and Saints Costume Show at Kris Kinder

Greetings unto the Populace of Calontir,

The Barony of Forgotten Sea will be holding a Costume Show based upon the theme of “Allegories, Myths, and Saints”. Often in Medieval Illuminations, ideas and allegories are personified in costumes that do not reflect what people actually wore. Saints, gods, and historical figures are also often shown in fantastical costumes. However, these costumes are intriguing and appealing to SCA folks precisely because they are atypical. So, let your creativity fly, and come dressed in garb that is inspired by the allegories, myths and saints of the Middle Ages. I look forward to seeing all the inspired garb.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Below are a couple of examples.


Lady Cecilia de Gatisbury,

BFS Arts and Science Minister

When and Where:  Kris Kinder, Dec.  14th in the Barony of Forgotten Sea. Time TBA

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Examples of Potential Costumes


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Philosophy” from Le Livre de Boece de Consolacion (Book 4) Bourges, 1477.



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John the Baptist and Saint Margaret. From the Master of Saint Bartholomew Alterpiece, late 1400s.



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Saints Genevieve and Apollonia, 1506, Lucas Cranach the Elder.



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Persian illumination showing ancient Persians as wearing animal skins.



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Valkyrie figurine, 800 AD, Denmark.



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Dionysus, 2nd Century AD. Roman copy of a Greek sculpture. The Hermitage.