With our children's sizes in Renaissance and medieval costumes, your next Renaissance fair will be a bigger hit than ever before. Browse our Renaissance peasant maiden costumes for girls and Robin Hood costumes for boys. He can play King Arthur, a Tudor boy, a pirate or a knight in costume armor. She can play Maid Marian, a Tudor princess, Rapunzel or Shakespeare's Juliet.
Our Red Royal Queen costume in children's sizes includes a beautifully designed long red velvet dress with empire waist, a cape with fake fur trim and a matching velvet red crown. Our deluxe Sir Rouge knight's costume comes with a gray crushed velvet tunic with fake chain mail fabric sleeves, a red cross applique, faux suede belt and crimson red cape, along with let's-pretend suede epaulettes.
For infants and toddlers, we have adorable Li'l Viking costumes in infant sizes and Li'l Jester costumes in baby and toddler sizes. Our 'tween size Dark Jester set is a costume party favorite. Shop our separates and accessories in children's sizes, from buccaneer shirts and toy sword and shield sets to princess wigs and pretty tiaras.
Children's Clothes in the Renaissance
Kids' clothes in the European Renaissance were similar to their parents' clothes, only simpler and sturdier. Girls and boys wore more layers than we are accustomed to today, partly for fashion and partly for warmth. Stone castles with no central heat were pretty chilly!
Both peasant and noble girls wore a chemise (a nightgown-like under dress, usually white), stockings, multiple petticoats, a separate bodice that laced up in front or back, and sometimes a more decorative gown over the top of it all (especially for the upper classes), often with a split skirt to show off a fancy petticoat underneath. The difference in rich and poor was mostly in the quality of the materials and the amount of decoration.
Boys wore a long-sleeved white undershirt; hose (similar to tights); puffy shorts or fitted knee-length breeches; a short, fitted jacket called a doublet that could be sleeveless or have changeable sleeves; and when additional warmth was needed, a sleeveless outer jacket called a jerkin, or for the poorest country folk, a longer, more shapeless coat.
Renaissance People and Characters for School Projects
We've been working with parents and students since the early days of our brick and mortar store, Party Makers, to find ways to dress up as various historical characters. One of the most popular eras for school projects is the Middle Ages and Renaissance, when scientists and astronomers made lots of groundbreaking discoveries, explorers introduced new worlds to the European people, and famous kings and queens ruled and fought wars.
Some of the most famous people of the Renaissance for dress-up projects:
Leonardo DaVinci (Italian Renaissance painter and scientist most famous for painting Mona Lisa and The Last Supper)
Michelangelo (Italian Renaissance sculptor and painter most famous for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel)
Raphael (Italian Renaissance painter most famous for his fresco The School of Athens at the Vatican)