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This community seems to be pretty dead these days, and my interests have shifted away from the SCA, so I'm trying to clean up my mental clutter, since I disappeared from DW for a couple years there. Would anyone else be interested in taking over as administrator in case the community revives in the future?
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Welcome to [community profile] sca_attire. At present we have one moderator, [personal profile] holyschist.

This community is for discussion of historical clothing and accessory projects, mostly focusing on "SCA period" (c. 500-1600 CE), from anywhere in the world. There's no official early cutoff, so if it's earlier and not completely made up, post away. Up to mid-17th century is fine, too.

Despite the name of the community, you do not have to be in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Members of other reenactment groups and Renaissance festival patrons and people wanting to make historical costumes for Halloween or theatre and people who just like learning about historical clothing are all welcome! All levels of sewing knowledge are welcome, and everyone from hard-core reenactor to casual Halloween costumers is as well.

Please keep in mind that not everyone will have the same commitment to historical authenticity, but this is also not really the place for pure fantasy costumes. It's totally okay if you want to make stage or Halloween costumes, or wenchwear for the Faire! This can be flexible, so if you're not sure, ask [personal profile] holyschist.

Ideas for Things to Post:

  • Questions about historical clothing and accessories

  • Resources and sewing tips

  • Dress/project diaries

  • Pattern and book reviews

  • Discussion questions related to historical costuming

  • Ads for items you have made yourself or used clothing/costume books/supplies/etc. (not more than once per week)

  • Other stuff related to historical clothing


FAQ )

Resources

There will be periodic resource posts for people to suggest useful resources on a topic, e.g. 16th century Italy. If you don't see a post linked here for what you're interested in, please feel free to start one! Please try to be specific to a century/period and culture if you're starting a new post (e.g. "Ottoman Turkey", not "Middle Eastern").

Ottoman Turkey, 1500-1700

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holyschist: Image of a medieval crocodile from Herodotus, eating a person, with the caption "om nom nom" (Default)
[personal profile] holyschist
So, in the interest of making this community a more active place, I've been thinking about some ideas. I'm going to start posting discussion-ish questions once a week or so (I expect to eventually run out of ideas for these, so if you have a topic of discussion relevant to historical clothing that you think would be interesting...go for it!).

Would there be any interest in any of the following:


  • Community challenges (e.g. "Over the next three months, make a hat" or "Add embroidery to a garment", stuff like that)?

  • A yearly contest, where people post pictures of their favorite outfit made that year and the community votes, possibly with a small prize?

  • A gift exchange, where people make small dress items or accessories for each other?

  • Resource posts (I'm thinking the top-level post would be a topic, like "Italy, 1500s" and then people would post their favorite resources in the comments)?


What would you guys like to see happen here? What would encourage you to post and participate more?

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