The Medieval period, or Middle Ages, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century in European history, preceding the Modern period, carrying into the Renaissance, which was born in Florence and spread to all of Europe, covering the 14th to 17th centuries, and is considered the bridge between the Middle Ages and modernity.
Post-1000AD was marked by significant technological and agricultural innovations, the Crusades wherein Western European Christians sought to regain control of the Middle Eastern Holy Land from the Muslims. Nation states were led by Kings, Knights, Noblemen and Ladies, universities were first established, and scholastic writings began to combine religion with reason.
History lesson aside, you have at your feet an enormous array of costumes to choose from to depict the fashions and famous peoples of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Bring the romance of Camelot back to life in your Lady Guinevere costume, with Lancelot at your side. Spend the nights deciphering ancient scrolls and reciting religious texts in your Monk costume. Some important figures from the Medieval period, and perfect individuals to depict at your next costume party, include theologian Thomas Aquinas, poets Dante and Chaucer and navigator Marco Polo.
For parties and events dedicated to the medieval fantasy epic, Game of Thrones, to period parties, and school productions, we have the most stunning Medieval and Renaissance costumes for you! Revisit Heath Ledger's peformance in A Knight's Tale, or for a couple's costume, you'll shine as Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
From court jesters to gladiators, knights in shining armour to dragons, we'll have you looking right at home in the historical period. You'll dazzle in a medieval dress awaiting the return of your beloved king, or with a group of friends as The Three Musketeers, swords and feathered-hats galore!
For kids and adults alike, explore our exciting and diverse range of Medieval and Renaissance costumes!