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Bog Dress

DragonDiva | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi All


I am the mom of a 20 something son who is involved in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism); a group that reenacts medieval life.  The fighting, the feasting, the lifestyle, the heraldry.  This is his hobby.  He wants me to attend an event but everyone – participant or spectator must be in period garb; i.e. dressed in appropriate middle ages attire.  The outfit he suggests I make is a Bog dress which is very simple, he says but I would at least like to see a picture of one.  He lives in another city so we can’t get together until the event on 9/10.  Any ideas?

Alexander’s mom


  1. woodruff | | #1

    Just go to google.com and type in bog dress. You won't believe the number of hits you get--and a lot of pictures, too.

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    1. Kilroywashere | | #3

      Usually the chatelaine at an SCA event will have "loaner garb" for you to borrow if you are a first time participant.  There are many article on the web describing easy to make first garb.  Search on SCA and costume, and you will be inundated.  Here is a classic:  http://home1.gte.net/kmvogt/ktunic1.html

  3. cashmire | | #4

    In addition to the other great answers you've gotten, you must have a look at the excellent site "The Costumers' Manifesto" at http://www.costumes.org by by Tara Maginnis, Ph.D. of The University of Alaska Fairbanks. It is a true wealth of information! I am a costume mistress and makeup artist for community theatre, and it is an indispensible resource.

    Good luck!

    1. DragonDiva | | #5

      You guys are great!


      i have found what i need, made my 'garb', and have been returned to the title of being a "really cool mom".  thanx! I couldn't have done it without you.


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