Clothiers Seminar 2016

As usual, this year’s Clothier’s Seminar was full of interesting classes and discussions throughout the day. From construction and drafting, to embroidery, to archaeology and culture, many of the aspects of the clothing we use in the SCA was covered.

Of special interest this year was the memorial honoring Master Nikolai Sazhka Kolosov. Master Sashatec passed away recently, and in his memory the finale of the Walk Through History showcased some of his many creations. His work was also on display throughout the day, as a centerpiece of the event.

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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.

Heraldic Garb Contest And Fashion Show

Greetings, Calontir!

Konstantia, Gold Falcon Principal Herald, is sponsoring a Heraldic Garb contest and fashion show to take place at Agamemnon and Gwen’s Coronation in July in Lost Moor.

The contest is the best use of heraldry in one’s garb, whether it be personal heraldry, kingdom heraldry, badges, etc. This promises to be fun, and it’s a great way to get in touch with your own heraldry as your persona would have.

There is a need for judges and prizes. If you can contribute, please let Konstantia know via email! Also, please tell your local groups!

The contest is the best use of heraldry in one’s garb, whether it be personal heraldry, kingdom heraldry, badges, etc. This promises to be fun, and it’s a great way to get in touch with your own heraldry.

Rules are as follows:

1. The garment must be an SCA period piece of clothing. Great examples are surcotes, cotehardies, etc. There is no limit to time period or culture, as long as it is represented within the scope of the SCA’s area of study.

1.a: Heraldic decoration must be done in a way consistent with garment treatment as done in period.

2. The garment must have heraldry represented on it, whether that is a badge, personal heraldry, or kingdom heraldry. The heraldry does not have to be registered, however, it is encouraged.

3. Group entries, yes, are accepted and encouraged.

4. Documentation is not required, but definitely encouraged. (and may score you bonus points!)


If you have questions, please feel free to let Konstantia know. Her email is

Konstantia, Gold Falcon