Dream BIG! Announcing our “Wolf Hall” contest with The Tudor Tailor


Do you dream about a big Tudor outfit for yourself or a well-deserving friend? Frock Flicks has partnered with Dr. Jane Malcom-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila of The Tudor Tailor to help those dreams come true! The Tudor Tailor has generously offered up a copy of each of their two popular case studies by researcher and Tudor clothing expert Caroline Johnson, The King’s Servants and The Queen’s Servants, as a grand prize for this contest.

You may have heard us mention these titles a time or two in our Wolf Hall podcast … That’s because these are the best books on the market for how to go about making the clothing of the people who served Henry VIII, from his trusted advisors, like Thomas Cromwell, to the men and women who looked after the care of his vast estates. Each book is packed with primary source documentation on fabric, dyes, fastenings, headgear — everything to outfit the Tudor gentleman or gentlewoman from head to toe!

Are you excited yet? Are you wondering how you can participate and possibly win these two books as the grand prize of our competition? Well, here’s how:

  • Start today! Our contest runs from May 11 to 18, 2015.
  • Research! Find an image of your dream Tudor outfit from the duration of Henry VIII’s reign (1509 to 1547).
  • Write a brief description of the image and why it inspires you.
  • Post the image and the description to the Frock Flicks Facebook Page or tag us on Twitter at @FrockFlicks.
  • The Tudor Tailor and Frock Flicks will convene to determine the winners in a Very Serious Ceremony with candles and maybe even a blood sacrifice or two.
  • On June 1, 2015, we will announce the grand prize and runner up winners on our social media!



About the author

Sarah Lorraine


Sarah discovered her dual passion for history and costume right around the age of twelve. Dragged kicking and screaming to her first Renaissance Faire at Black Point, she was convinced she was going to hate it, but to her surprise, she fell head over heels in love with the world of reenactment and dress up immediately. Her undergraduate degree is in Clothing & Textile Design, and she has a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture. When she’s not hauling crap to SCA events and ren faires, Sarah enjoys reading true crime books, writing fiction, and sewing historical clothing from the Middle Ages through the 20th-century. One of these days, she might even start updating her old costuming blog again.

2 Responses

  1. Clara

    Hey, so I was wondering something: this contest is only limited to the States or is it worldwide?


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