August 9th, 2005

Medevial clothes

Posted by Lifecruiser in Travel

Well, that was our share of the medevial week in Visby, Gotland, Sweden. It has been truly amazing to see all this medevial things, clothes and to taste wild pig etc.

The first day we were strolling around in our own clothes from the 18th century (actually the clothes we were wearing at our wedding last year). We even did wear wigs and mine is about 24 cm high! I had to duck everywhere or I got stuck with the wig.

Mr & Mrs Lifecruiser in 18th Century clothes - our wedding clothes!Mr & Mrs Lifecruiser in 18th Century clothes kissing as usual!

Boy, did we get peoples attention… pheeeeeew…. All the tourist wanted to take pictures of us and sometimes with them standing in between us too. I cant even guess how many countries our picture is spread to now :-)

Another guy that was standing out from the big crowd was a man dressed in women clothes from around 1975, from a boutique called “Polarn och Pyret” that was very popular during that period. He was a brave man - a real viking….?

We even bought our selves some medevial costumes to really blend in among all the others. That was really fun. Mr Lifecruiser was sooooo cool in his different kind of hats we managed to find for him. One of them even had horsehair hanging out of it. Just outstanding!

Most of our clothes we bought at lunar plexus design, sorry that their website is only in swedish, but you can look around at the pictures. It is not all of their clothes, they have more, nicer ones too.

Mr Lifecruiser in the feast medevial clothesMrs Lifecruiser in the feast medevial clothes

I even bought a dress from another place too, a kind of medevial and fantasy mix, more suitable when it is sunshine and warmer outside. It was in a boutique in Visby, on the mainstreet there, Adelsgatan, Wåtz wear.

Mr Lifecruiser in the simple medevial clothesMrs Lifecruiser in the simple medevial clothes

The same goes for another place with medevial things, handelsgillet.

Yesterday evening we went to the restaurant and pub called Bistra Haren (The Grim Hare), to listen to medevial music and relax among other people in medevial clothes. It is on the side of the S:t Nicolai ruins, so the feel of the medevial time was complete!

They serve - among other food - something called poor-man’s stew, all to get the feeling right. The music was very special and people were dancing in an medevial way, really interesting. We really liked that place a lot. We will defenitely come back there next year.

Another medevial restaurant that is very popular is Clematis - we tried to get in there but it was full at the time.

Time to leave Visby now.

C U somewhere else soon again :-)

Cruise list: Mandy.

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  1. Mandy said:

    You both look absolutely amazing in your medieval clothes! I wish more people would take part in things like that. It seems many just can’t find the time or the inclination to do such things nowadays.

    They have many fancy dress shops where I live, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen medieval one’s. I hope Mr Life-cruiser didn’t lose the key to your chasity belt! lol


    September 2nd, 2005 at 1:26 pm

  2. Lifecruiser said:

    It is rather unusual with medevial dress shops in Sweden too. I have only seen it in Visby and Stockholm. I hope there will be more of them in the future. People need to get away from their every day life and ENJOY LIFE a little bit more. We do :-)

    And we plan to wear the dresses even at other events, maybe at partys too.

    BTW: Mr Lifecruiser sleeps with the keys under his pillow… *LOL*

    September 2nd, 2005 at 2:29 pm

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