Here are some links for anyone interested in making themselves a basic (or complex) Dark Ages (600 - 110AD) costume, for a Ren Fair, Halloween, costume party, re-enactment group or just to have. My group here in Western Australia, The Grey Company, is the largest metal weapons group in Australia, and we've been around for 21 years. Our website has some links to costuming basics: Basic Tunic Costuming Basics European Dark Ages Dress Fabrics No lycra. I repeat - no lycra. This may sound logical and not necessary to be said, but many other groups, even some of the largest, wear gaudily coloured stretch fabrics that DID NOT EXIST at the time you're portraying. My tunics are all pretty much a basic T shape, made from linen, cotton or thin wool. Most have some nice braiding around the neck and/or sleeve openings. My pants are large baggy brown clown pants as I call them. Full cuts were the norm, so medieval clothing (for guys at least) is really comfy. It also leaves you lots of room to wear leg guards when playing games like Combat Archery. And don't wear tracksuit pants. They just look terrible, and obviously like tracksuit pants. Wearing your nicest tunic underneath armour such as chain mail can lead to harsh words from your girlfriend/costume maker So there you have it. If you, your mum, your sister, your friend, your granny etc knows their way around a sewing machine, making your own basic Dark Ages costume is a cinch. For some more pictures of a mere handful of the hundreds of different costumes our club members have mad,e check out this page.