Costumer's Guild Challenges
Introduction | Junior Student | Senior Student | Journeyman | Scholar | Appendices





The purpose of the category system is to provide the candidates with a wide variety of choices for achieving the challenge level. The items listed in each category are the primary examples. If you want to do or have done something that is not listed and are not sure that it would fit into one of the categories, please contact the Challenges Coordinator. Note that all garments and accessories entered in the Costumers Guild challenges must worn by a human being. Items such as animal barding, woven textiles for use in the home, a lace sampler, etc. are applicable to achievement activities in other Kingdom Guilds, such as the Hunt Guild, the Weavers and Spinners Guild, etc. See the Guilds section of the An Tir Arts and Sciences web page for information.

Writing and Teaching

Sharing your knowledge, skills, and research is an important element of the challenge process. Teaching and writing benefit both the challenger and their readers and students, as well fulfulling one of the core functions of the SCA - Education. The requirements of the writing and teaching category vary according to the level being challenged. See the information for the different levels: [Junior Student], [Senior Student], [Journeyman], and [Scholar].


The garment category consists of the following items:


The accessories category consists of items are worn with a garment, including the following:


The Other category includes the following:


Country/Culture and Century Table

No more than 2 entries may be in the same row or column for Journeyman.

All entries must be in the same Country/Culture and Century for Scholar.

Location and Culture

pre-600 600-899 900-1199 1200-1399 1400-1499 1500-1549 1550-1599 1600-1650
British Isles                
France and the Low Countries                
Germanic Cultures                
Iberian Peninsula                
Italian Peninsula                
Middle Eastern/North Africa/ Greece                
Slavic Cultures/Eastern Europe/ Russia                
Eastern Asia/Nomad                
Other/None of the above                

British Isles includes England, Scotland (including the various coastal islands), Wales, Cornwall, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, the Celts, the Picts, the Anglo-Saxons, the Normans in England, the Romano-brits, etc.

France/Low Countries includes France, Belgium, Flanders, the Netherlands, Sardinia, Corsica, the Gauls, the Normans in France, etc. Germanic culture/states includes the various German states, Bavaria, Switzerland, Austria, etc.

The Iberian Peninsula includes Spain (including all its various parts), Portugal, the various countries/cultures of the Pyrenees mountains (including the Basques), the Moors in Spain, etc.

Italian Peninsula includes all of the various city/states (such as Rome, Florence/Tuscany, Venice, Lucca, Naples, etc.), Lombardy, Sicily, etc.

Middle Eastern/North Africa/Nomad includes Byzantium, Egypt, Persia, the Ottoman Empire, Greece, Armenia, Palestine, Arabia, the various countries along Northern Africa, the Scythians, the Khazars, etc.

Scandinavia includes the Vikings, the Saami (Lapps), Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, etc.

Slavic Ccultures/Eastern Europe/Russia includes Rumania, Transylvania, Hungary, the Ukraine, Bohemia, Bulgaria, the area which has been considered Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic, etc.

Eastern Asia/some Nomad includes Korea, China, Japan, Tibet, the Steppes Nomads, the Mongols, etc.

None of the above is to cover those countries or cultures which are not listed but which might be of interest. It is to make us inclusive without decreasing the focus of diversity in the Journeyman Level.

Please contact the Challenges Coordinator if you have any questions.



Introduction | Junior Student | Senior Student | Journeyman | Scholar | Appendices