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Renaissance Apparel - A Brief Glossary

Bodice - An article of women's clothing reaching from the neck to the waist, the bodice was sort of like a corset worn on the outside. Bodices were typically sleeveless, low cut and usually laced in some manner.

Chemise - A simple, tunic-like women's undergarment, worn under gowns or robes.

Chemisette - an article of women's clothing which fills in the neckline of an outfit it gives the appearance of a shirt or blouse without requiring an additional layer of clothing. NOT authentic Renaissance garb (it originated in the early Victorian era), but often used in Ren Faire costumes to keep the wearer a little more comfortable!

Cuirass - Plate armour covering the torso.

Doublet - a snug-fitting jacket. Originally an undergarment worn under the cuirass or hauberk, by the 15th century it had become a garment in it's own right (14th - 17th centuries).

Hauberk - A shirt of mail armour reaching to mid-thigh (12th - 14th century). Later replaced by plate armour.

Hose - Men's clothing, covering the legs and lower part of the body. Hose fashions evolved through the ages, from tight-like, footed parti-colored hose in the 15th century to galligaskins and Venetians - looser fitting hose ending below the knee - in the 17th century. Hose were later replaced by pants and breeches. (Middle ages - 17th century)

Jerkin - A vest. A short, tight-fitting, sleeveless jacket (usually made of leather) worn over a doublet by men (16th and 17th cent.)

Shirt - In medieval and renaissance times, a man's shirt was considered an undergarment, never worn by itself.

Buy Renaissance and Medieval clothing and accessories for Renaissance fairs, plays or cosplay - bodices, doublets, hose, chemises, chemisettes, skirts, jerkins, shoes and more.

For complete costumes see Renaissance Medieval Costumes, or browse by category - Knights and Armour, Nobility and Courtiers, Peasants Wenches, Monks and Commoners.

Brown Corset Top Adult Costume - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

Brown Corset Top Adult Costume - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

$18.59  $9.30

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Brand: Forum

Adult Plus Size Chemise Medieval Costume - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

Adult Plus Size Chemise Medieval Costume - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

$42.67  $21.34

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Brand: Forum

Adult Lady Blouse Medieval Costume - Renaissance Or Medieval Costumes

Adult Lady Blouse Medieval Costume - Renaissance Or Medieval Costumes

$45.64  $22.82

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Brand: Forum

Executioner's Hood - Renaissance Costume Accessories

Executioner's Hood - Renaissance Costume Accessories

$12.09  $6.05

This Black Executioner's Hood is made of a blac... [Read more]

Brand: Rubies Costume Company

Mens Renaissance Shirt

Mens Renaissance Shirt

$40.50  $22.79

Includes Shirt with lace up front. [Read more]

Brand: RG Costumes

Shirt Renaissance Peasant

Shirt Renaissance Peasant

$28.95  $20.10

This gorgeous Shirt Renaissance Peasant is cut ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Bodice Renaissance

Bodice Renaissance

$21.95  $16.00

This beautiful Bodice Renaissance has cotton sh... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Shirt Ruffled Renaissance

Shirt Ruffled Renaissance

$45.95  $32.80

The Shirt Ruffled Renaissance costume is design... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Skirt Renaissance Peasant Costume

Skirt Renaissance Peasant Costume

$37.95  $33.85

This style of skirt is timeless. The colors ava... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Medieval King Costume Cape - Medieval Costumes

Medieval King Costume Cape - Medieval Costumes

$51.69  $25.85

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Brand: Costume Culture

Pants Renaissance Costume

Pants Renaissance Costume

$17.95  $16.50

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Brand: Alexanders

Pants Renaissance Knicker

Pants Renaissance Knicker

$24.95  $20.72

This stylish Pants Renaissance Knicker comes wi... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Snood / Renaissance Headpiece

Snood / Renaissance Headpiece

$15.90  $4.35

Hold or cover your hair neatly with the Snood R... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Shirt Unisex, White

Renaissance Shirt Unisex, White

$43.50  $31.52

The Renaissance Shirt Unisex, White costume is ... [Read more]

Brand: Chainhub Industrial

Pants Renaissance

Pants Renaissance

$26.95  $22.26

The Pants Renaissance costume comprises a pair ... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Vest, Female

Renaissance Vest, Female

$43.00  $21.18

The Renaissance Vest, Female features a drawstr... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Adult Shirt

Renaissance Adult Shirt

$52.45  $23.94

This Renaissance costume includes Shirt, Neck W... [Read more]

Brand: RG Costumes

Renaissance Knicker Pants

Renaissance Knicker Pants

$46.00  $26.46

The Renaissance Knicker Pant costume is a knee-... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Adult King Purple Robe and Crown Costume - Renaissance Costumes

Adult King Purple Robe and Crown Costume - Renaissance Costumes

$28.59  $14.30

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Brand: Forum

Renaissance Skirt And Hat Set

Renaissance Skirt And Hat Set

$83.00  $45.24

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Brand: Alexanders

Adult White Arwen Cloak - Lord of the Rings Costumes

Adult White Arwen Cloak - Lord of the Rings Costumes

$55.89  $27.95

This White Arwen Robe - Authentic Lord of the R... [Read more]

Brand: Rubies Costume Company

Renaissance Cape

Renaissance Cape

$146.00  $59.86

The Renaissance Cape costume includes a floor l... [Read more]

Brand: Alexanders

Renaissance Headpiece

Renaissance Headpiece

$27.00  $16.10

The Renaissance Headpiece includes a cloth cove... [Read more]

Brand: Chainhub Industrial

Renaissance Hat

Renaissance Hat

$25.90  $12.52

The Renaissance Hat is a puffy, black felt bere... [Read more]

Brand: Rasta Imposta

Black Knight Helmet - Medieval Costume Accessories

Black Knight Helmet - Medieval Costume Accessories

$34.05  $24.95

This Black Knight Medieval Knight Helmet featur... [Read more]

Brand: Elope

Adult Medieval Golden Queen Crown - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

Adult Medieval Golden Queen Crown - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

$36.29  $18.15

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Brand: Forum

Adult Regal King Crown - Renaissance Costumes

Adult Regal King Crown - Renaissance Costumes

$30.79  $15.40

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Brand: Forum

Adult Medieval Fantasy Mask

Adult Medieval Fantasy Mask

$25.29  $12.65

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Brand: Forum

Battle Knight Sword - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

Battle Knight Sword - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

$17.59  $8.80

This Knight Battle Sword comes with the sheath ... [Read more]

Brand: Forum

Renaissance-50, Men's Shoes

Renaissance-50, Men's Shoes

$79.90  $44.02

Ankle cuff Adjustable tie on the side Microfibe... [Read more]

Brand: PleaserUSA

Renaissance-100, Tall Boot Men

Renaissance-100, Tall Boot Men

$91.90  $38.50

Soft microfiber upper that wraps around the leg... [Read more]

Brand: PleaserUSA

Dragon Battle Axe - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

Dragon Battle Axe - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

$25.19  $12.60

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Brand: Rubies Costume Company

Dragon Slayer Sword - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

Dragon Slayer Sword - Medieval and Renaissance Costumes

$13.19  $6.60

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Brand: Forum

Warrior Snow Costume Shield - Medieval Costumes

Warrior Snow Costume Shield - Medieval Costumes

$37.39  $18.70

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Brand: Princess Paradise

Long Axe - Medieval Costume Accessories

Long Axe - Medieval Costume Accessories

$14.19  $7.10

Medieval Axe [Read more]

Brand: Forum