Good day, fair maiden: 3 places to shop ahead of the Georgia Renaissance Festival
Hear ye, hear ye! It’s almost that time of year for the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Personally, this will be my first year in attendance, and the part I’m most excited about is all the cosplay options. Will I choose to be a fair maiden or switch it up to a knight in shining armor? Regardless of what I choose, I know I’ll be dressed to the nines with help of these Atlanta shops.
Eddie’s Trick Shop
It was just a few months ago that I made my way to Eddie’s Trick Shop to find my first-ever Dragon Con outfit. The family-owned business has two shops located in the metro Atlanta area: one on the Marietta Square just two miles from the Big Chicken and the other in Stone Mountain off of West Park Place Blvd. Eddie’s has thousands of fun items, including costumes, theatrical makeup, masks, wigs, hats, clown supplies, juggling supplies, novelty gifts, and more. I remember seeing quite a few Renaissance options, so I’ll definitely have to make my way back to see what they have in store!
Location: Multiple locations - Marietta & Stone Mountain; Website: eddiestrickshop.com
Priding themselves on well-researched and well-made historically accurate battle-worthy weapons from Greek and medieval times to the Renaissance, Museum Replicas understands your costume needs. This is such a cool place because you can tell they really paid attention to all the details. They have a line of products that includes men’s and women’s historical clothing, jewelry, sculptures, and armor. If you’re looking for true authenticity with your get-up, Museum Replicas won’t disappoint.
Location: Conyers - 2147 Gees Mill Road, Conyers, Georgia 30013; Website: museumreplicas.com; Contact: 1-800-883-8838
Whether you’re looking for a costume or want to create your own Renaissance look by putting together your own vintage pieces, Psycho Sisters is the place to be. Their walls are covered with a fun selection of unusual accessories, funky shades, a full wall of masquerade masks, vintage hats, wigs, wings, tutus, and so much more. You can find all kinds of pieces with materials ranging from leather and lace to fringe, feathers and fur. They may not all fall under the Renaissance aesthetic, but you’ll be able to pull together a look that your majesty will be proud of.
Location: Little Five Points - 428 Moreland Ave NE; Website: psycho-sisters.com; Contact: 404-523-0100