I should warn you there is much incoherent babble ahead.
I want to state from the very beginning that I am not limiting myself to the preconception of the "Tudor" time period which is what is popularized in the HBO series "The Tudors" and really looks at the period between 1525 and 1540. The actual Tudor dynasty is almost 125 years long but I am going to start with the beginning of the Tudor line.
The true Tudor Patriarch in my opinion is not Owen Tudor (a relatively minor Welsh Nobleman despite being descended from Welsh Royalty) but really John of Gaunt
and his mistress and later third wife Katherine Swynford nee de Roet
. One of their children went on to found the House of Lancaster and the other the House of York. Owen was only the ancestor of the house of Lancaster. However, I am going to use Owen Tudor
as my founder - he is arguably the first actual Tudor since previously his ancestors used the Welsh Tradition of Blah son of Blah. And it is through him that the dynasty got their name.
However I am going to start my time period for CC in the late 14th century - the time when John, Katherine, and Owen were all alive. That gives me more leeway. After hunting through various sites they have some decent court costumes for the period between 1530 and 1580 - and they have men's costumes from the 1550s through the 1590s. But then they jump to the late 1600s early 1700s for men and early 1700s for women. There are some fanciful gowns that aren't really historically accurate that can approximate High Middle ages clothing. Oddly enough, some of the closest looks very similar to Regency wear and is called the houppelande. For men it looks a lot like a graduation robe for women it is closer to a regency gown (belted under the bust and loose below) Some good examples in art are from Van Eyck
. Most of the stuff for men is Hollywood Medieval and Reniassance wear not actual fashion from the time. Even All About Style falls into this rut. I also cannot find the proper undergarments and Nightclothes for this time period. And forget about swimwear. And there were undergarments. Mostly shift like for women and loincloth like for men. But they did exist.
Then there is the hair. Don't get me started on the hair.
So I am faced with a quandry. Go with what I can find that doesn't really match but is close enough but HIGHLY limited. I am talking about 8 total outfits for the guys. Or do a hodge podge of accurate with inaccurate with the townies but try to keep the main line actually progressing through the actual fashion through the ages. This gives me a lot more to play with and I can be semi-accurate as well.
Build and Buy Mode objects are also kinda hinky. I am going to have to fudge some thngs and shoot around others. I need to figure out how to hide a phone since they are necessary but oh so very wrong for the time period. Chess, Swimming, Bowling (if I can find recolors), Axe throwing, and Violins can be used to substitute for body. The chinese did make music boxes back then so it is possible for a musicbox radio - but it would be limited to nobility. For a Vacation Hood I have two options and I may do both - 1. Hunting Retreat a la Three Lakes and 2. Holy Land Pilgrimage using Arabian Themes and Bazaars a la Twikki. Takemizu I could leave alone. The Fashion of Japan had settled at that point and Kimono and Hakama that they wore then are still being worn today.
Dangit. I wish I could talk to Cee about how she does some of the tricks for her Regecy.