View Full Version : Any SCA-ers?

12-24-2011, 09:02 PM
Hey all, made this topic for any folks who do Medieval/ Renaissance costuming for Society for Creative Anachronism participants and related groups. This is not limited to just Western European costuming.
Please keep on topic, and only discuss actual period garments, no war bunnies, sorry. :P

12-26-2011, 01:58 PM
I used to do more with the SCA several years ago, but I freestyle too much to suit the local taste. I have no idea what a war bunny is.

12-26-2011, 07:16 PM
I still play with the SCA a bit, though I'm not as hardcore into as some people are. I throw axes as a hobby. I do some Middle Eastern clothing, and some ancient Roman clothing (so nice and cool for summer events) but at the moment both my friend (who got me into the SCA) and I are currently enamored with the later period garb. We're both currently working on Tudor era gowns.

I think a war bunny is pertaining to people who only go to wars like Pennsic and aren't really into the garb aspect of it? I could be way off though.

12-26-2011, 07:54 PM
War bunny refers to people who look like their outfit was made with one bunny.
Lot of the girls around here dont really try with their outfits. Thus the term was born I suppose. Probably not as common in the cooler climates.

12-26-2011, 07:58 PM
oooh, okay. I've seen the type that you're describing, though not very often. And no, its not common around my area, but then the weather can be very iffy here, so its not practical (not that an "outfit" like that would be anyway).

12-31-2011, 01:46 AM
Fur bikini I think is a more generic term ;)

Willemyne van Nymegen, full on Cleves/Cologne researcher with a big side interest in Spanish c1600. I have two websites for SCAdians (Frazzled Frau and Saya Espanola) which I am thinking of moving over to Tumblr to keep nicely updated.

03-27-2012, 05:35 AM
I've re-enacted, done SCA, been a living historian, now I larp. I'm convinced there is crossover between the hobbies but I often meet resistance when I suggest it.

What is larp? Live action role playing.

Now when I say that I do not mean....


But rather more like this...


That's Dumnonni Chronicles, my favorite larp in the UK.

Perhaps thats not fantastic enough for you? Then maybe this would be of more interest to you....




The ConQuest of Mythodea. The largest larp in the world, held in Germany.

or perhaps you prefer Drachenfest?



I'm the organizer of the Grand Expedition, an international group of English speaking live action role players dedicated to helping people attend the best larp events in the world.

We have a facebook presence


as well as our website


Still don't understand larp?


So what do you think? Are there any cosplayers out there that think, "yeah I'd like to give that a shot some day." I've already begun approaching historical re-enactors, who like the living history aspect but are put off by their mental images of Role Models. I mention Game of Thrones and show them the videos above and suddenly they begin to change their minds.

What about you?

04-28-2012, 03:31 AM
I did a lot of LARP and SCA stuff in the late 90's. From there on I moved on to re-enactment, but I do remember having had a great time at the time and I certainly recommend it!

The costuming standards in LARP have also improved massively!

One of the reasons I think I moved on from LARP to re-enactment was my dissapointment with the costumes at the time.

05-03-2012, 01:31 AM
I'm sure most SCAers have heard of Larp.
If you'd like you can make a board for it either in the Original board - http://www.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=186
Or the Other Costumes Board - http://www.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=44 Thanks. :)

Anyone head out to Estrella this past March?

Our next event is Highlands here, which is a pretty nice sized event up near Flagstaff.

05-08-2012, 03:15 PM
I don't know, I've seen some recent larp stuff, and the standards of the SCA seem a lot higher (which I like - nothing against larpers though).

out of curiosity, is anyone else going to be at the Aethelmearc War Practice in May?

03-18-2013, 11:35 PM
Yes for the past 26 years!


03-19-2013, 11:00 PM
Me too for almost 25 years. I'm still very active and am a territorial baroness.

Sgt Sagara
06-29-2013, 08:17 PM
War bunnies. Reminds me of the devilbunny newsgroup in the early days of the internet. You have to watch out for those devil bunnies. Not sure why, but don't imagine it's good.

I am from the Cresent Isles in the Kingdom of Lochac. I also do steel fighting/wrestling with the local university group. (which even does fighting up to 1900!)

09-29-2013, 09:36 PM
I am very active in the SCA here in SoCal / Caid. Costuming is my main interest, though I am also a thrown weapons marshal, and I did combat archery until recently when I no longer have time. My favorite costume period is late 14th - late 15th century Europe (the classic medieval garb!), for all classes, but lately I'm also getting more into later period working class attire.

10-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Caid as well. Unarmored longsword with a german flare.

10-27-2013, 04:58 AM
Also from Caid. :D My fiance is a heavies fighter and an armorer and me, I'm very into the costuming. Probably the most detailed thing I've made since joining the SCA was my Italian (Florentine) gown, though I still haven't finished the underdress for it. The fabric is all cut out and ready to go. Other than that, I've outfitted all of my house's heavy fighters in tunics to wear under their armor, and I've made a few bodices and dresses for one of our girls.

10-27-2013, 09:43 AM
I used to be active in the West, but then moved to the Meridies to be with my husband. He tried the SCA but it didn't take, so I retired.

I still believe that any day that starts with an "O-yay, O-yay" will be a good one.

03-19-2014, 03:00 PM
I discovered the SCA about 3 years ago and was pretty active in Mists (mostly Santa Cruz area). I moved down to Caid about seven months ago and really want to get back into the SCA though I'm finding it much more challenging since everything is just so spread out down here.

I'm also currently garbless which doesn't help. Making a new gown is first on my list once I finish the project for my upcoming con.

03-23-2014, 02:24 AM
I am missing a simple kirtle. However all my day wear requires it. Until I get that sorted I'm not going to be able to go to events for a while! It's because I need as much linen as I do silk for the lining and linen is often the most costly plain fabric now.

I'm trying to get my website Frazzled Frau back up online but my sources have all messed up links. So I can either deep link to the image or I can link to the artist page which kind of defeats the purpose. And most of these sites have great document pages to link to but they are not available!

03-28-2014, 01:08 AM
I discovered the SCA about 3 years ago and was pretty active in Mists (mostly Santa Cruz area). I moved down to Caid about seven months ago and really want to get back into the SCA though I'm finding it much more challenging since everything is just so spread out down here.

I'm also currently garbless which doesn't help. Making a new gown is first on my list once I finish the project for my upcoming con.

Look for your local barony and find their website or chatelaine. Most baronies/shires/whatnot will have a lot of small weekly events (fighter practices, archery, project nights, socials, etc.) so you can still get involved locally without feeling like everything is spread out. (I really miss Caid because it felt like everything was really close to me, whereas I've been in An Tir for the past six months and haven't even made it to a social or project night!)

12-02-2014, 06:44 PM
I have been a member of the SCA in the Kingdom of An Tir for over 20 years. I have bopped all over as far as periods but I find Norse and Italian Ren are my faves. I am an archer and the mother of a young mane who has recently moved from YAC to heavy and am quite proud.