Inspired by fantasy and infused with a touch of magic, this collection uses natural flax linen, suede, and leather with beautifully etched brass.
Our best-selling “Alchemist’s Daughter” collection has been a Renaissance Faire staple for many years! Inspired by the idea of a fantasy alchemist, we have combined this magical concept with historical patterns to make a complete outfit that is the perfect blend of whimsical and flattering. When we see the designs in this collection we image hot nights in the desert, where secret potions are crafted under the moonlight. We can see a woman, an adept materialist putting together ingredients to create concoctions that will end lives, spark love and turn armies. We see you, in an alchemist costume, becoming this character and feeling the power running through you! The base piece in this collection is a stunning flax linen dress with tie-on sleeves. The dress itself is voluminous and includes numerous gores to ensure it drapes perfectly and gives you the best silhouette possible. Following this, we made a suede corset, as well as matching shoes and other leather accessories. The best part of this collection, however, is the sheer amount of jewelry we have designed to help you complete the look. This is all made from high-quality leather, accented with etched brass that gives it a truly magical finish. For each of these items, we have used premium materials that look wonderful at photos as well as stand the test of time. So, jump on in! Don the title of alchemist and start experimenting with potions. Feel the pull of magic and become the person you have always dreamed of being. That is the wonderful part about costumes: you can put them on to become someone else, and when you are ready to be yourself again, you can just hang it up for next time.
There are tons of different time periods to be drawn to. You might love the rugged look of the Vikings, complete with warm wooden clothing to keep you cozy at night. Or you might prefer the fancy touches of the renaissance, with pearls stitched into every seam. Some people, though, ache for something a bit more fantastical.
If you put in the effort, your new costume will become clothing. Having a costume that truly feels like a character’s real wardrobe is a special experience. It helps you really get into the character and become a part of that world in a way that you wouldn’t be able to without that feeling. “Clothing” also makes your character feel more real, lived in, and therefore easier to play!
One aspect that many new costumers struggle with is the concept of layers. It usually isn’t enough to just throw a dress on… though that is a great start! We would recommend starting with a chemise as a base layer, a type of thin dress that is meant to act as a barrier between your more expensive outer dress and your skin. From there, you can put on a dress, corset, belt, accessories and more to complete your costume! The more layers you add, the more complete your look ends up being.
Don’t forget about the most important of Live Action Role Play: having fun! Imagine yourself researching ingredients, going on quests, and mixing all sorts of crazy potions to aid you on your adventures. It’s not only important to think about the kind of costume you will wear, but also the kind of character you will create and the experiences you will have as that character.
Why stop with just the dress and corset? We have a variety of beautiful matching jewellery, which uses the same supple leather along with matching brass accents. Items we have in our alchemist jewelry collection include:
If you’re apprehensive to jump right into it, why not take a more considered approach and brainstorm the type of character you are going to be. Once you understand who your character is, what kind of items they might own and what their goals are, it is much easier to visualize the kind of costume that you want them in. So, take your time and make sure you’re creating the perfect outfit.
Here at ArmStreet, we give you the option to use us as a one-stop-shop for all of your costuming needs. We have belts, bags, jewelry, dresses, corsets, and so much more! If you decide that being an alchemist isn’t quite your thing, we also have tons of beautifully etched armor and other amazing items. So, even if you decide that a renaissance alchemist costume isn’t right for you, we have much more to offer.
We take pride in designing and manufacturing all of our items. It is rare nowadays to find a manufacturer that produces all of their items in-house, including all of our clothing, armor, and accessories! We believe that in-house production is important because it allows us to have excellent quality control and assure all of our customers are getting the best product possible.
Are you worried about being in Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, or another country? Fear not - we ship almost everywhere!
Have you left your costume until the last few weeks before an event? We can help with that! Our express shipping usually arrives in a week and includes tracings that you can follow your package every step of the way.