The very widest selection of Renaissance costumes can be found on Ebay. Although if you are looking for something that is custom fitted and handmade then it would I would look here.
If you can buy the same item for the same price on Ebay then I believe that’s the best thing to do. It costs you no more and you get a little extra protection. Win, win.
And I’m NOT talking about buying the item through an auction. Nearly all of costume/clothing sellers have a ‘Buy it now” price so you don’t have to get involved in an auction unless you really want to.
If you are not currently an Ebay user, then go here It’s a secure link (notice that it says https://, the ‘s’ means you are at a secure website). It takes less than 60 seconds to become a registerd user and its free.
I have bought lots of things off of ebay. I have never had a problem with shipments or incorrect product descriptions. I always use Paypal for payment and I always use a credit card for payment. I guess I’m a little conservative so I use the credit card so I can dispute any charges for product I never received. Good in theory but, as I said, I have never had a problem.
I only buy from sellers who have a feedback rating of close to 100% positive (and I mean VERY close to 100%). If the seller has had complaints in the past (negative feedback) then why take a chance? There are plenty of sellers out there with outstanding reputations.
Although not on eBay FaireFinery is selling on Etsy, has an outstanding reputation and has been selling Renfaire garb for many years. Just read the customer reviews, they are outstanding.
What you have on this page is a lot of saved searches for the most common Renaissance costumes and the costume accessories. Click the link is all you have to do.
There will be some duplication due to sellers using a lot of the same, most popular keywords in their listings. Hey, they know that more people looking means more people bidding. And more people bidding means higher prices for them.
Alas, my favorite eBay seller has moved to Etsy. According to her, eBay has become beset with cheap China imports. Since she make custom Renaissance Clothing her customers were not interested in buying cheap Chinese imports. So she moved her eBay store to Etsy. If you want custom, handmade Renaissance clothing then this is the best source on the internet…BY FAR! 100% positive feedback and she makes truly outstanding clothing. These garments are extremely well made and are of the highest quality. She uses only high quality fabric, the descriptions are very accurate and my favorite is that she takes a lot of high quality photos so you can get a really good idea as to how the garment looks.
If you’re not registered with eBay, it’s a simple process and takes less than a minute.
Note that this is a very broad category and you will get a LOT of items listed. Most of the time there are over 500 listings for this category.
My favorite ebay costume maker. Without a doubt, the very best.
Renaissance Shirt This is a very popular search term.
Renaissance Gown. This is one of the most popular search terms when people are looking for Renaissance clothing.
This is the second most searched for term when looking for renaissance wear.
Pirate Costume I guess we can give Johnny Depp credit for the increased popularity of this one.