Zach & I have been going to a lot of SCA events lately. The best way to explain it is to copy something directly from the SCA.org website:
The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.
So I've been trying to make a few dresses just to see if I can. Zach's mom is much more talented at sewing than I am & she has patience for patterns. I however like that a basic dress for the SCA can consist of a rectangle that goes over your head and triangles (or gores, I believe) that go on each side & the middle, then two sleeves. I sewed that blue dress above on Wednesday & Thursday night. Also I made a little head covering, cap thing on Friday night. Saturday was the event & I think I looked rather put together!
Pretty much an event is hanging out, eating, socializing, and learning. If you're into it, there's fighting as well. Which is that second picture above. We've gone to events the past two weekends, we don't have one next weekend, but we do have one on June 13th. So far it's pretty fun & if you're into history or art you might appreciate being a part of it. At past events I've learned about the history of cards, calligraphy, how to make a dress, and how to wear a veil. If nothing else you get to dress up nicely & see others who look lovely as well. You can get as far into it as you'd like as there are many opportunities to do a bunch of different things!