The Queen and Her Court are in need of costumes for the 2018 Elizabethan Christmas Revels! Please support Washington Revels' costume fund today.

About the Project

Help us build costumes for Queen Elizabeth and for the future!

Our 2018 Christmas Revels production takes us to the year 1599: England is swept up in a flowering of music and drama, and master Shakespearian actor and fool Will Kemp has become an overnight sensation by Morris dancing from London to Norwich in just nine days! Queen Elizabeth and her courtiers are also on their way, and the locals enlist Kemp’s help as they prepare a Winter play worthy of Her Majesty!

Those familiar with The Christmas Revels know that each production is fully costumed in period- and culture-specific dress. The Revels costume shop pulls from its extensive stock of period-appropriate clothing to create the sense of a specific place and time. Often, styles are close enough from culture to culture and year to year that we can alter existing costumes to match the period. For instance, the similarity between 19th-century Irish dress and 18th-century Québécois clothing meant that we could reuse much of the stock from our 2014 Irish-Immigrant Revels during our 2017 French-Canadian show.

But the clothes for Queen Elizabeth (and members of Her court) can’t just be pulled from a rack.
She needs something special, especially during the holidays! The Revels Costume Team needs your generous support to construct new costumes that befit Her Majesty. Keeping an eye to the future, as each new high-born costume is built, it is being structured so that, with only a bit of altering, it might be useful for Renaissance Italy, medieval Bavaria, or 17th-century France!

A donation to our shop this year won’t just make this year’s production look fabulous — it will build our stock for future years to look amazing as well!


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $2,500 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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  • Donate $25 or more

    Your donation of $25 will provide a Renaissance hat for a member of the Queens Court.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Your donation of $50 dollars will provide a skirt or breeches for a worthy townsperson.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Your donation of $100 will provide a much-needed doublet for a gentleman.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $200 or more

    Your donation of $200 will provide a Lady-in-Waiting with her gown and underclothes.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    Your donation of $500 will provide His Lordship with two costumes: a necessity for appearing at Court.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Your donation of $1000 will provide Her Majesty with new regal attire. As a loyal subject, shouldn't you comply with the Queen's wishes?
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
$540.40 to go. Every dollar helps.
$4,459.60 of $5,000 goal ⋅ ended 587 days ago

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