Renaissance Corsets and Costumes

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Renaissance Costume and Corset Ideas

Have you ever been to a renaissance festival and seen the awesome renaissance costume ideas or seen the advertisements on T.V.? The thrill of going to these festivals is the fun of getting dressed up , the shopping and the food! A renaissance costume can be made from so many different types of clothing.

Here is a fun fact that you may not know about corsets. Research has shown that corsets may have been worn as far back as early Crete. The fashion has been around for a long time and it is not going away in the 21st century. 

What you may have found disappointing about a renaissance costume is that it is not as easy or cost-effective as it seems to match the looks that you see the performers and some of the patrons wearing. Many crafters will sell corsets at the renaissance festivals/fairs for an exorbitant amount of money. They can do this because:

1. People want to look like the actors and will impulse buy

2. Finding real steel boned corsets is no easy feat

... that is because they didn't know about The Corset Lady!

You don't need to pay a fortune to look like a million bucks in your renaissance costume! The corsets carried at The Corset Lady are steel-boned (of course) and affordable, unlike at renaissance festivals where they charge anything from $300! Crazy money. We can assure you will absolutely not be disappointed with the quality either.

It doesn't matter what look you are trying to achieve. There is a corset that can make it happen and create an awesome renaissance costume to suit your taste, style and shape.

There are lots of different ways you can wear corsets to get the renaissance look you are trying to achieve. Here are some ideas:

Renaissance Costume Ideas

Pirate/Serving wench: There is a lot of room to have fun with this outfit. These corsets don't need to be exceptionally elaborate, but you definitely want to have your cleavage showing. Pair up an underbust with a white or colourful flowing shirt. If you want the perfect look, add a pair of high boots -- comfortable of course or your feet will kill you all day long. Add a steampunk skirt and a bandana and you are set! 

Gypsy: This look is similar to the pirate wench, but with a bit more bling and no boots. On the steampunk skirt, add some bells and bangles so that they shake when you walk. These corsets can be a bit more elaborate and very sexy, especially ones with chains that dangle like this black jute corset. Of course,  cleavage is great with this look too. If you want to go outside the box, wear a corset dress that pulls the whole look together like this Steampunk Corset Dress.

Archer/Faloner: This is a standout look that many people don't think about to use so you will get noticed! Think of Katniss in the Hunger Games. All you need to do is add a bow and arrow. Wear comfy tight fitted pants in hunter greens and dark brown tones. When you add a corset like the one pictured here (the most popular steampunk corset on the website you can't go wrong!

Royalty: This look can be a bit more modest, but with lots of bling! Or one with lots of detailing like. This Steampunk Couture Corset is perfect if you want to achieve that look and gives you a lot of versatility to go with any colour scheme you wish. You can add a more ornate or totally plain top underneath. 

There are lots of other great looks. Practically any corset can help you drift back in time and feel like a queen. When you’re ready to create your perfect renaissance costume, you’ll know where to shop.

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