Hello, my name is Anita, and I’m the caged maiden. Welcome to the culmination of nineteen years of costuming journey. I built this site to share my experiences and research with those who share my passion for historical dress. Unlike other sites, I don’t focus on a single time period, but my main interests lie in Northern European clothing of the 1570’s. That being said, you’ll find loads of other things here. While I pride myself on creating authentic, honest historical clothing, I enjoy delving into the fantastic on occasion. Leather bows to my will and fabric begs for my mercy. I do what I like and hope you do, too.