Going to a banquet can be great fun. Not only is the setting, the atmosphere, the music and the food unusual and exciting but sometimes you are given the opportunity of wearing a costume! Some venues will actually hire these in specially for you. If you choose to hire the venue yourself and organise your own medieval style feast, then you can just tell your guests that it is a ‘fancy dress’ occasion and they should turn up in medieval dress.
Medieval costumes are readily available now more than ever before thanks to the Internet. Many people choose to buy a costume as they are not particularly expensive and can be worn many times again for any fancy dress occasion. The kind of costumes available for hire/sale today are incredibly realistic and they are made for men, women and children. What’s more you have an enormous variety of medieval characters whom you can emulate with their style of clothing.
Choices Of Medieval Costume
Here are just some of the characters from old, medieval England which you can dress up as:
- For men – medieval knight, nobleman, king or prince, court jester, robin hood, farmhand
- For women – noblewoman, medieval queen or princess, maid marion, milk maid, serving wench
- For children – noble lord’s son, noblewoman’s daughter, prince or princess
So whether you go to a pre-arranged banquet such as is staged by specialist venues or whether you organise your own, choosing to wear costume can be a great part of the enjoyment.