Gold Key Guidelines
Coming to your first SCA event? Don't have anything to wear? We can help!
Loaner garb is available for your first few events. After reading the short guidelines below, please e-mail your garb request to the Gold Key contact at firstname.lastname@example.org. (The name of the Gold Key contact person is listed on the Officers & Contacts page.)
Include Size Information
When you request Gold Key garb, I need to know what size you are. Your height and some indication of your overall build (S-M-L-XL-&c) are the most useful pieces of information. If you are requesting garb for a friend, please make your best guess.
Be Considerate — Request Early
I'm not available full-time to handle Gold Key garb requests. Please give me some lead time. If you request garb less than 48 hours before the start of the event, I cannot guarantee that I will have garb ready for you.
Pick-Up and Return
Your loaner garb will be available when you check in at the event; ask for it when you arrive. You must return the garb before you leave the event at the end of the day. Do not take Gold Key garb home with you.
Pennsic: A Special Case
If you want to go to Pennsic, you need to be prepared to garb yourself for the entirety of your visit. Heading to Pennsic but have no garb? You may (at my discretion) be able to borrow one Gold Key outfit, so that you have something to wear to the marketplace where you will be able to buy your own garb.
We all tend to be very busy with our own preparations in the weeks immediately before Pennsic, so please be considerate. While there are no guarantees that you will be able to borrow Gold Key garb for Pennsic at all, requests received less than two weeks before Land Grab are much less likely to be considered or honored.