If you’re a huge history geek and want to re-enact one of history’s most dramatic periods, I have compiled excellent resources to bring Henry VIII and his Six Wives back to life this Halloween. Whether you want to be the steely Catherine of Aragon, the fiery Anne Boleyn or the doomed Catherine Howard, with this handy guide you’ll be the most dashing-and historically accurate-guest at any Halloween celebration!
Catherine Of Aragon
If you want to dress as Henry’s first wife or you’re just a huge fan of Marie Doyle Kennedy’s portrayal of her on “The Tudors”, here you’ll just what you need to be the devout Spanish Queen:
Queen Anne Boleyn was a fiery, independent, out-spoken woman who was the mother of Queen Elizabeth I and wrongfully executed due to court politics. If the “black-eyed witch” intrigues you, these ornaments will help make your costume authentic and give a touch of Boleyn magic:
The mother of Edward IV and Henry’s third Queen, the gentle Jane brought the Tudor family together and was said to be Henry’s favorite wife. If you want to go as the demure Jane Seymour, these are the items you’ll need:
Anne of Cleves
The German Queen from Cleves was Henry’s fourth wife and luckily survived thanks to her good sense. After her divorce from the King, she became like his adopted sister and a close confidant to the future Queen Elizabeth I. Bring Anne of Cleves back to life for one Halloween night with these jewels:
The doomed fifth Queen of Henry VIII was executed for adultury with Thomas Culpepper. She was an accomplished dancer and singer; a Tudor-era glamour girl. If you want to re-create the tragic Queen, here’s what you’ll need:
The last Queen, Katharine Parr was a devout Lutheran and an inspiration to her stepdaughter, the future Queen Elizabeth I. She outlived Henry VIII and died giving birth to her daughter with her new husband, Thomas Seymour. Bring the intelligent and calming Queen to life this Halloween with her jewels:
Sapphire Pearl necklace
Princess Mary Tudor:
Destined to become the last Catholic Queen of England, this tragic Queen was the daughter of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. She married Philip of Spain, and was a much-unloved ruler. But once upon a time, she was a beautiful princess before her heart was broken.
Princess Elizabeth Tudor
Queen Elizabeth I brought about a Golden Age, but before she was a bright and glorious Queen, she was the looked-down upon daughter of Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn.
King Henry VIII
Now, if you want to find gorgeous costumes from the affordable to the high-end, custom-made, the following items are some of the best of the internet.
Costumes for Women
White Renaissance Gown
SCA Custome Tudor Gown
Maid Marion Costume
Anne Boleyn Costume
The Marquess of Pembroke Dress
Value Tudor Gown
Blue Embroiderd Sunburst Dress
Have a happy and historical Halloween shopping experience!