One of the joys of the SCA is being able to pick and choose a time and place in history to suit your style and interest, and maybe to have a different one every day. However, there is also the other end of the SCA scale, choosing a single time and place and doing it well.
This competition is for the second type of person. It's inspired by extant inventories which show that most people didn't have a large wardrobe, but instead had a functional one with a few items that were worn regularly, some warm items and a “good” item, and underwear that was frequently cleaned.
The intent of this competition is to encourage people to fill in gaps in their Festival wardrobe, as well as inspire research into how a complete outfit for a chosen time and place would look.
For more information, see: https://claracostumes.wixsite.com/costumecomp