Here are some good links for Celtic costuming;
especially for those interested in accurate period costumes.
General Information Sites:
For general information, there's the Costumer's Manifesto
; and their 17th
century links pages.
For Irish attire, try: What the
or A (much) smaller Social History of Ancient Ireland
More on the léine at McPhee's
For Scottish attire, try: The
Scottish Side of Reconstructing History
For Scottish women's clothing, this
is a great reference.
is a Jacobite (1630-1680 and 1745) reenactment unit,
and has guidelines for the period attire of both periods.
Ready to Wear
maintains a list of informational sites and vendors of period clothing for
all periods and many countries.
Highland and Period Wear:
My favorite source is Tartanweb
Douglas McGregor runs a great shop, specializing in the great kilt and
period outfits, but you'll find all your modern Scottish clothing there
Boasting an impressive catalogue of Highland wear, pipes, and piping
supplies, The British
is an indispensable resource.
Another all-purpose supplier is The Scottish Lion
another is the Celtic
is fine shop that does custom tailoring of their
kilts, and have a lot of period outfit offerings.
More period costuming can be found at the gift-shop at Scottish
, with great kilt items here
and also at Warwear
Mainly specializing in tartan fabric (though they sell and rent kilts
too), House of Tartan
is an excellent store.
Some days you just need socks. For your tartan hose, try Kenneth Short
And with those socks, shoes... well, red deer hide to make period shoes from can
be found at the Uber Glove
Venison Farms, Inc.
. If mule deer or white-tail will do, try Moscow Hide
And some days you just need a purse. Selling sporrans, and belts,
exclusively as a vendor at highland games, Clan Leather Works
produces some great products.
And then there are the days when you need an edged weapon to complete
your ensemble. For that, I recommend Museum Replicas, Inc.
but other vendors include Valentine Armouries
, Brubaker Swords and Armory
, Viking Metal Works
and India Crafts
. The Armadillo Armory
has Lochaber axes, to complete the outfit with
If a blade isn't enough, and you need a period firearm, try The Rifle Shoppe
And when you want to hit the town in a modern kilt, try a Utilikilt
and Jas. Townsend
and Son, Inc.
are period outfitters for the 18th and 19th centuries,
mostly specializing in colonial America, but a lot of their items are appropriate
for period Scottish costume as well.