Thank you for visiting the Renaissance Channel!  Below is a collection of Faire outfits designed and constructed by Andrew MacLaine.  Click on the individual pictures to see them full size. 
I am available for custom work for both males and females, so feel free to contact me with any requests!  

Big Bear Renaissance Faire, August 2010
Dress for Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth and final wife.  Design inspired by, but not a copy of, Katherine's most popular portrait.

Dress with corset under, worn atop a farthingale.  Pull-throughs on sleeves.  Two-piece hat with pearl-edged coif underneath and pleating inside.

Royal Gentleman's traveling outfit under the service of the King.  Perhaps a bit more fancy than expected, but this one is for me, so I deserve to wear something nice.

Short-brimmed hat and removable cape.  Also, four hidden pockets in the panes of the slops (pants), which are not very period, but come in handy if you do not want to cover your nice doublet with a belt and pouches.  And, yes, I know I look like I have gained weight in the above picture, but I'm okay with it. It's cool to look well-fed sometimes.  (A more flattering but less natural-looking picture can be seen here...)

Same coat as previous King's Costume, but with a much more pleasing doublet and bases underneath to better contrast the many gold buttons and accents that I applied.  Genuine pull-throughs on the chest and sleeves.

I decided to name her, "The Lady Aubergine."  She is the woman that crushes the snails that make the royal purple dye for the Royal's clothing.  Adorable! 

Three-way adjustable corset with peplum over sheer blouse and full skirt with crinoline petticoat underneath for fullness.

The same outward appearance as the first version, but less bulky with less layers.

Okay, I know I said that I don't design for children, but costumes are different!  I think little Aiden looks Adorable.  The shirt is made of a very lightweight linen and the jerkin is lined with the same, so it's comfortable and airy.

The front of this dress has a hidden zipper behind the medallion and the top of the bodice is held onto the middle corset by velcro, so she can feed the small childe.

Dress for character of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's ill-fated 5th wife.

Close-up of Henrician Sleeves

Above taken at Renaissance Faire in the mountains of Big Bear. Photo courtesy of Alyse Mercereau.

Fun Extra: many parts of this dress had a past life as this.
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Outfit for character of Thomas Culpeper, Henry VIII's favourite courtier, personal dresser, and very naughty fellow.

Above is the secret new and easy method I invented for the look of slashing/pullthroughs. I think it looks much more authentic than the previously used method of ribbon work.

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Costume for character of Sir Francis Dereham, member of Hampton Court, and pawn in a game of love, truth, and lies.

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His Majesty's Admirer is a Milkmaid from the Kronenburg Ren Faire. Her outfit is not mine.

Above at Rennaisance Faire in the mountains of Big Bear. Photo courtesy of Alyse Mercereau.

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