COSTUMING AND WEAPONS
The Abbey Medieval Festival encourages visitors who want to truly immerse themselves in the medieval experience to wear a medieval costume.
You can become part of our Festival’s story by wearing historically appropriate medieval garb or your own fantastical creation.
If you want to include a sword or other weapon as part of your costume, you will need to obtain a weapons permit online or by reporting to the Sheriff’s office at the event.
Here are some suppliers for medieval-inspired garments and costumes to help get you started:
Costuming and Accessories
Make Your Own Medieval, Esford Swords and Armory, Medieval Fight Club, Historic Enterprises (USA), Revival Clothing (USA).
Create your Own
If you want to get more involved in making your costume, there are a large number of tutorials and how to guides online. A couple we personally recommend are:
Reconstructing History, Rosalie’s Medieval Woman, Textile Artist Badge
All Festival patrons planning to bring a weapon as part of their costume (including those made of foam) must apply for a non-re-enactor’s weapons permit.
Click below to complete your permit application online, or by reporting to the Sheriff’s office which is located near the entry gates to the Festival site.
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