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Adventures in Historical Costuming

My name is Michelle Baumann but in the SCA I'm known as Philippa Kempe.  In the real world I teach AP World History to sophomores in high school and I love it.  I am married to a wonderful man who won't put on any kind of costume (sigh)  and have a baby boy named Julian.

I have been in the SCA for about two years, but have been making costumes for about four years.  I live in the Shire of Owl's Nest in the Kingdom of Meridies, in mundane terms, that puts me just northwest of Atlanta.

I love making all types of costuming and I try to be as accurate as possible while keeping within a reasonable budget.  Originally my SCA persona concept was to be a 14th century lady from around London, but I got very interested in late period English garb.  As I go to more and more SCA events and do more research about historical costuming, I keep getting farther and farther afield of my original medieval concept, but I'm having a great time!

I have also started doing some calligraphy and illumination.   I also host our shire's illumination night once a month and I'm our shire's Scribal Regent.  I was also just made the Arts and Sciences Deputy for my group.

Click on the links on the left to see my past and current projects.