Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CorpGoth Goes 16th Century

Violet by TrystBat
Violet, a photo by TrystBat on Flickr.
Another week of non-daily-outfit-blogging (so far, anyways), but here's a peek into what I wore over the weekend...

This is a new 16th-c. gown I made last year & finally wore at a Society for Creative Anachronism event, where I'm Lady Violet Ruthvene, a 1580s lowland Scots gentlewoman. And I'm still gothy. My historically accurate heraldry even has a bat on a purple ground. And, as you can see, I wear dark colors. Same person, whatever the era ;-)

I wrote a little background on making the gown for on my costume website too.


  1. Love it!

    Make me wish I was doing re-enactments again.

    Hugs, Euphoria

  2. I love your dress!!!! I have heard about SCA for years and never got into it. Might have to do that once I find the time. ^_^

  3. Beautiful! I love the neckline and the sleeve detailing. Looks pretty authentic too (bearing in mind, I know very little about correct "period" wear).

  4. Awesome dress! I've never done SCA, but we hit the Ren faires in our area every year.In garb, of course :)

  5. What a beautiful and awesome dress! It's georgeous!

  6. Holy cats, that is GORGEOUS, Trystan!

  7. Lovely dress! The necklace is also beautiful.