Kats Kittens Historical Hats, Costumes and Accessories for Children are individually handcrafted to order and can be made to High or
Low Status to match the parentís outfits and requirements for any event within the Re-enactment setting.
Kats Kittens Historical Hats, Costumes and Accessories cover the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Centuries
and customised with loose fitting soft fabrics to suit the comfortable needs of Babies, Toddlers and Children.
Young Men and Young Ladies High or Low Status also catered for.
Individual quotes available on request
A Bit of History
Children's Medieval Costume
Children's written costume evidence
is very hard to come by. Boys' outfits are extremely rare and
girl's outfits seem to be ignored completely. We do have contempory
manuscript evidence though. What is known about Noble boys and
girl's is that both were miniature versions of their parents.
The richer the parent, the richer the child was dressed.
Boy's had 'biggins' (a Black or
White Coif) and wore the fashion of the day, as did the girls.
Both wore a biggin from birth and the girls, as they grew, wore
theirs with their hair loose tumbling from under it, sometimes
with a circlet over the top. Girls at the age of nine (even younger
for high status) were allowed to wear an adult style headdress,
again with their hair loose until they married. Boys as they grew
wore the men's fashion of the time.
Babies were swaddled (wrapped
in a long bandage with 'Diapers', an American word we think today,
but actually very old English word for nappy) which was thought
to help the limbs grow straight. This we are unable to do in extreme
to babies today, but in Russia it is still common practice.
Today at events, we overcome this
by dressing our babies and children in loose fitting outfits like
a shift, chemise with a biggin.
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