The Vikings frequently crafted their clothing from wool, a material which helped to protect them from fierce winters and could be hand-crafted with relative ease. Viking men often wore long Viking tunics and trousers, which were held up by a belt or sash. In cold weather, Vikings added a fur-trimmed cloak or long-sleeved jerkin to this ensemble. Many Viking cloaks fastened at the shoulder with a brooch or a pin. For foot protection, Viking warriors often wore leather boots. Viking women wore similar clothing to men, often substituting a long shift with a Norse overdress in place of a tunic. Cloaks, shawls, and head kerchiefs were also worn by women. We carry an excellent assortment of Norse clothing like rus pants, dresses, tunics, Viking shirts, and Viking shoes that work well for Renaissance fairs, reenactments, and stage productions.
These side-laced shoes, while specific to the Norman period, will complement a wide range of medieval re-enactors costumes. Our 11th Century Norman Shoes are crafted by cobblers, using the same techniques as their medieval counterparts.
The earthy look of the Adelard Norman Tunic evokes eras past and tales of daring. Made of an olive green suede material, this medieval style tunic is perfect for reenactment events, Renaissance fairs, and theatrical performances.
In Norse mythology, Aegir was an ocean-dwelling Jotunn bon-vivant who often held parties for the entire Norse pantheon. The Aegir Viking Tunic gives you the style and comfort to enjoy yourself at even the most boisterous gathering.
So named for the ancient king of the Anglo-Saxons, the Aethelstan Saxon Tunic is a finely crafted staple for reenactment wardrobes. Made of a wool blend material, this dark red mens tunic is long sleeved and warm for cooler climates.
Step into warm elegance when you wear the Ailith Saxon Tunic. This womens ankle length tunic is made of plush, luxurious cotton velvet in a gray color. Comfortably roomy and easy to layer, this overdress is ideal for cool weather.
The Alva Apron Canvas Dress takes inspiration from the overdresses, or hangerock, worn by Norse maidens during the Viking Age. Perfect for a time-traveling adventure into the exciting era when Viking raiders ruled the European coast.
According to Norse mythology, Aslaug was the wife of Ragnar Lodbrok and the daughter of the hero Sigurd and the valkyrie Brunnhilde. Such a noble person requires a noble garb, a garment that has been recreated in the Aslaug Viking Coat.
Viking women are among the most respected ladies in history, having more influence than most other cultures. Spending their days tending to their homes, these mighty women worked in comfort when they wore the Asta Blue Viking Dress!
Even in medieval times, a womans hair might get in the way of her task. The easiest way to keep their flowing locks out of their way would be either by braiding these locks or pulling them back by wearing the Asta Triangle Head Scarf!
There are a few basic essentials when it comes to putting together an outfit from any era, be it gothic, medieval, renaissance, or fantasy. Pants tend to be one of them, and these Basic Medieval Pants are virtually universal.
You can never go wrong with the ease, comfort, and style of a tunic like this. Made of 100 percent cotton fabric, the Basic Medieval Tunic is based on historical styles and features fashionable floral embroidering along all its hems.
Birka was a trading hub along the coast of Sweden during the Middle Ages. Archaeological digs there have led to the discovery of well-preserved Viking clothes, one of which has been beautifully replicated in the Birka Classic Viking Coat.