In New York the Sterling Renaissance Festival season is in full bloom. So, while at work in between delivering the mail and handing out office supplies, I looked for an affordable wardrobe for this year’s festival. No matter which way you cut it, a full medieval outfit costs a big purse, but I found this one site that satisfies any geek, even if you don’t actually buy anything.
Medieval Collectibles has a category for everything. In addition to individual cloaks, swords, breastplates, etc., the site has collections based off movies, television shows and video games. The best part is not all the collections are from the medieval era. The Harry Potter collection is tantalizing. 25 bucks for a Gryffindor scarf could satisfy New York winters and show off my not so inner geek. The Harry Potter collection is one of the more extensive collections. Some of the others only have a few items. Two items or not, you’ll spend a huge chunk of time browsing clothing from Indiana Jones, The Dark Knight, Lord of the Rings, WoW, Assassin’s Creed, Game of Thrones and more that I can’t possibly list. Pure nirvana.
If you don’t want to look like the obsessed fan from one of those franchises, Medieval Collections also has individual gear from specific eras and cultures. Or if you want something more durable for the next time you go LARPing that is there too.
I burned hours the first time I found this site, deciding if I could afford to look like I actually belong at the renaissance festival. Money or not, the site can fill anyone’s birthday or Christmas list.
So go take a gander at Medieval Collectibles.