There's not much out there that's cuter than a child's Halloween costume, and these Kids' Renaissance and Medieval Costumes are surely some of the most adorable outfits to be found anywhere. Imagine dressing your child up as a pint-sized knight or little queen - they'll feel like they're living out their fantasy in these realistic and high-quality children's Halloween costumes. Surprise them with their ensemble or enjoy browsing our vast selection with them - however you go about it, you're sure to have a very happy child on your hands.
Young boys all the way up to teens will be ecstatic to dress up in our Child Size Valiant Knight Costume complete with tunic, hood, gauntlets, boot tops and belt. Is your child putting on a play or giving a report about Christopher Columbus? Help them earn extra credit with a Child's Christopher Columbus Costume with intricate detailing and accessories. Does your little one dream of being an elegant princess living in her own castle? Well, we might not have the castle, but our Child's Deluxe Victorian Rose Princess Costume will certainly make her feel like the royalty she is. If your little one is a prankster at heart, then a Child's Jester Costume available in a variety of colors will suit them perfectly. No matter which costume you and your child choose, you're sure to be thrilled with the quality and craftsmanship of all of our Kids' Renaissance and Medieval Costumes.
Since children's costumes can vary so much in size, we've taken the time to put together custom sizing charts for all of our costumes. All you'll need to do is get your child's measurements and then select the size that matches in our chart, and you'll be all set! If you have any questions during the ordering process, give our helpful customer service team a call and they'll be happy to assist you.
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)