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Historical costume

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Guide to Keira Knightley Historical Costume Movies

Why oh why is Keira Knightley the early 21st-century “It Girl” for period dramas? I don’t get it. She’s tall and lanky with big eyes, all of which is fine in a modern settin…

Western Women’s Fashions 1820-1854

Back in the days before the camera was king, fashions were portrayed to the masses through artfully illustrated drawings. Somebody has collected a series of these beautiful sketches, documenting the changes in western fashion all the way from 1784 to 1970, when the artform finally became obsolete.

Victorian Silhouettes by lady-of-crow on DeviantArt

My version of a Victorian fashion timeline. It may not be 100% correct but I think I got the basic dress shapes right. I also realize that the Victorian... Victorian Silhouettes

18th century!  The Duchess striped day dress

I was totally inspired by the costumes in The Duchess. Since Costume Con 27 was coming up, I had somewhere to wear it. Since then I have worn it to a private 18th c. party as well. I used the Period Impressions 1770 Polonaise and petticoat pattern and more fabric gifted from Beth. Grey and ivory striped silk. Here I am with my friend L (who gave me the straw hat I trimmed):

Guts – Inspecting the Insides of 18th Century Garments

Vintage Textile, c. 1780s (click through for more). This is the waist edge at the center back of the bodice. Lauren here > Historical costuming is a journey. It starts with an interest, grows into experimentation, and somewhere along the way it might turn in to ...

The Savage Dolls

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See how to sew a historic corset that is really comfortable to wear. Sew Historical clothing by yourself and get inspired to make your own costumes. #sewing #vintagefashion #corset #cosplay #18thcentury #stays #costume #costumeideas
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Welcome to Basel Carnival. Once a year for 72 hours, in either February or March, participants (Fasnächtler) dress up in a wide variety of both themed traditional and modern costumes and parade through the town of Basel. Various events take place and people of all ages take part during the three-day celebration. #baslerfastnacht #wildpharma #swissmade #baselcarnival #carnival #swissculture #basel #guggemusik #morgestraich #cortege #fasnacht #schnizelbaengg #switzerland #historical #unesco
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