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  • New Armor Hitting the Store, Hurry in and Save on your Medieval Costume for Halloween

    Posted on October 4th, 2011 admin No comments

     

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    We have recently added new medieval armor products to our already huge costume inventory! Just in time for you to create your very own, unique Halloween costume! Check out our new Brigandine Leather Trench Coat, the studded leather breastplate and the Gothic Spaulders! Honor Halloween’s medieval history with a creative armor costume. Make yourself into a fearless knight or a gladiator, battling for his life this Halloween!

    Steampunk enthusiasts will also find a great selection of accessories at MedievalCostumesandGifts. We have a huge selection of metal and leather pieces to add to your Steampunk lifestyle!

    Halloween is all about who can create the most impressive and unique costume. MedievalCostumesandGifts can help you do just that! Save on this year’s Halloween creation by using promo code Halloween11* at checkout. This will give you a 20% discount on anything in our store!

    *Promotional offer ends November 1st, 2011 at midnight.

  • Make This Halloween a Medieval Halloween with Fun new Ideas

    Posted on September 7th, 2011 admin No comments

     

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    Halloween is quickly approaching and if you are one of the many people who enjoy creating your own, unique costumes, head over to http://medievalcostumesandgifts.com for an abundance of costume ideas! Get away from the pre-packaged, store bought costumes and start fresh with Medieval Costume Armor!

    Online holiday shopping has skyrocketed in popularity throughout the years. No need to sift shelves of costumes, trying to find the right fit. With just a few clicks, you can get to this year’s Halloween masterpiece and have it delivered right to your door! Check out http://medievalcostumesandgifts.com for a huge selection of Renaissance Medieval Costume Armor! Use coupon code “Halloween11” to save 20% at checkout!* Happy Halloween hunting to you! If you would like more information on Halloween costumes ideas and decorating, feel free to read this new Press Release.

    *Promo Code Offer ends November 1st at midnight

  • The New Renaissance Faire of the Month, Abbadia Mare Festival

    Posted on July 5th, 2011 admin 1 comment

    Medieval Castle

    If you enjoy attending Renaissance Festivals, be sure to check out some of the new fairs as well, for example the upcoming Abbadia Mare Festival, a renaissance festival at the amazingly beautiful Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA on July 23rd and 24th of 2011 at 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930. This Renaissance Festival will be going from 11 am to 5 pm per day. We are filled to the brim already with over 10 performers and vendors are constantly applying for their spot in the Festival. If you enjoy some epic battles, this festival is planning to conduct a “Human Chess Match”, so you will not want to miss that!

     

    The tickets for this event will be $12 for adults and $7 for kids (kids under 4 will be free). More information is located on our website at http://www.abbadiamarefestival.com. Parking will be located at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA for an additional $15 per car.  No parking will be available at the Castle itself.  There will be free busing to and from the event.

     

    You will not want to miss out on this new festival, so for a limited time only Medieval Costumes and Gifts will help you save on armor and other costume needs for the fair. Just use Promo Code* RenFest11 and you will instantly save 25% on you purchase!

     
     

    *Promotional Offer expires July 25th

     

  • Tips on Cleaning that Medieval Footwear

    Posted on February 4th, 2011 admin No comments

                                     

    While we all know that it’s a lot more fun to collect your medieval collectibles than it is to clean them, it’s still important to make sure it gets done. A good way to make sure that they get cleaned regularly is to write out a schedule so you’ll know when it needs to be done. Keeping your collectibles clean and in showcase condition will help them to last much longer. While you’ll find a lot of information on the right way to clean helmets, shields and medieval swords, it’s hard to find a lot of details on medieval shoe cleaning. This article was written expressly to help you learn how to keep your medieval collectibles look their very best from your helmet to your footwear. We will even provide you with the information you need to know where you can go to purchase new medieval boots and shoes.

    But before we get to that, you should write out a cleaning schedule for your collectibles. You may need to clean your footwear very often, depending on how it is displayed in your collection. For example, if you store your medieval footwear in a glass display case, you won’t have to clean it as often as you would if they were stored in another way. You should try to clean your medieval collectible items about 3-4 times each year in order to keep them looking their best. Obviously, that cleaning rule would have to be changed depending upon your situation.

    Once you decide upon a schedule that works for you, you should then think about the type of footwear you have in your collection. This is important because you will need to clean leather materials differently than you would clean metal footwear or other materials. For example, your metal medieval shoe or boot collectibles should only be cleaned with a special oil or wax. If you have any leather pieces in your collection, you’ll need to use a special cleaner and preserver to clean it properly. Never use a wire brush or other type of rough cleaning tool on any type of footwear as they can become damaged very easily. Keep all of your footwear away from water as it will cause a lot of damage to both leather and steel collectibles.

    Start your very own medieval collection now at Medieval Costumes & Gifts, nobody can compare to our prices!

  • 2011 Starts Another Decade of Renaissance Fun

    Posted on January 6th, 2011 admin No comments

    The new decade will bring many new and old Renaissance Fairs throughout the world. Patrons will dress up in Renaissance armor, peasant dresses and peace tie their weapons. Vendors will crowd fields and fairgrounds with medieval food and drinks. Renaissance fairs across the globe are being plotted and planned to offer their visitors the most authentic Renaissance experience.

    As a patron, your main duty is to enjoy yourself. The entertainment and activities is never-ending at the fair. Many people decide to dress the Renaissance part with ornate and unique costumes. Sandals and open-toed shoes are not recommended as most fairs are held in fields and on dirty fairgrounds. Medieval language is often heard floating around the fairs, so make sure you catch up on your thys and thous.

    Entertainment and amusement abounds at Renaissance festivals. Street performers mingle amongst the crowds showing off their individual talents. Jugglers, musicians, magicians and many others compete for an audience of curious fairgoers. In addition to the street performers, artisans offer entertainment by creating their goods and then selling what they’ve made at the fair. Pottery, weaving, painting and even blacksmithing are popular artistic endeavors at the fairs. Battle tournaments, such as jousting, are also popular events at the fairs. Shakespearean-like plays are often performed as well. Basically, all entertaining aspects of medieval life are put on display at Renaissance Fairs.

    The employees of fairs go into character from the first day of the festival until the last stand is taken down on the last day. They dress and act the part of a medieval lady or lad. Most fairs have a royal court and then peasants to follow the king and queen’s orders. The employees take their parts seriously and never break character.

    Food and drinks are two of the most important aspects of Renaissance Fairs. Beer flows like the moat around a medieval castle. Turkey legs are one of the more popular food types. There is nothing like barring your teeth into a hunk of turkey meat to celebrate another successful fair endeavor. Pig roasts are also popular food spectacles. Lots of meaty, hearty foods are sold and consumed. Patrons are not left hungry for more while eating at a Renaissance Fair.

    To close out the fair, most festivals hold a parade or closing festival to celebrate another successful year. The fair’s employees mingle with the crowd, allowing patrons to thank them for their entertainment and service as well as allowing the employees a time to say farewell to the friends they have made. This closing event depicts just how much the people who work the fairs love being a part of them and how much dedication they put into their performances every year.

    Florida’s Key Biscayne Festival begins January 15 and runs through January 23. This festival is one of the first in the United States for the 2011 season! Get your Renaissance gown and armor ready for another fun and successful Festival season!
     

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