Prior Attire




Prior Attire provides costumes for a variety of periods, starting from the late Roman era, up to the 20th century. Every item is thoroughly researched, and all care has been taken to render it as close to the original as it is possible, using the patterns and techniques appropriate for the period. We also offer historical interpretation serviscs, with a huge range of characters spanning the whole millenium - all details in the LIving HIstory section.

The reproduction garments are based on primary sources such as existing items of clothing, period paintings, sculpture or woodcuts and original patterns. We use natural fabrics appropriate for given period, mostly different kinds of wool, linen and silk. We do not make shoes or hats, though we are able to make tablet woven braids, basic embroidery and bobbin lace. All garments are fuly bespoke and made to measure. We will also be providing off the peg items in our online shop. Please note, that we do not provide gentlemen's wear for the more recent periods ( 19th and 20th century).

The gallery provides an overview of some costumes we have made for re-enactors from UK, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Germany and France.

 We also make bespoke historical or historically inspired bridal gowns,  please check our link to Prior Engagement