Elizabethan
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Are You a Clothing Addict?
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An addiction to buying clothing is something plenty of people face - but the problem is amplified exponentially when clothes are your hobby or even your ...

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17th Century Cavaliers Had a Seriously Bad Rep
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People have always used fashion to judge people but the flamboyant looks of 17th Century London inspired some intense abuse - or maybe the wearers' actions ...

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Top Facebook Groups for Costume
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Are you tired of the fact that most people you meet day to day don't share your interest in costume? The result can be extremely isolating when you have to ...

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Shipwreck Treasure: Reconstructing 17th Century Stockings
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In 2014 the Texel shipwreck revealed some incredible 1640s treasures including a gown belonging to a very wealthy woman. But for some the most exciting find ...

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The Secrets of Authentic Costume
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Whether you're into cosplay, reenactment or simply dressing up for the sake of it, you probably want to look more like you've stepped out of a costume drama ...

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King’s Army to March on London!
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“In that very hour when he was thus wickedly murdered in the sight of the sun, he had as great a share in hearts and affections of his subjects in general, was ...

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This Photographer Recreated Rembrandt with IKEA Products!
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Norwegian photographer Stig Håvard Dirdal was commissioned to produce Christmas cards for  Stavanger Foto, a camera shop on the west coast of Norway. "Being ...

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Ninya Mikhaila – The Tudor Tailor of a Stitch in Time
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The Costume Rag meets Ninya Mikhaila, the historical costumier from BBC4's A Stitch in Time who explains what it was like setting up her historically-accurate ...

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What We Really Learned From a Stitch in Time
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Forget the contradictions of the Arnolfini dress - BBC4's A Stitch in Time revealed another significant truth about historical costume that affects everyone ...

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The Captivating Power of Elizabethan Miniatures
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The great miniature painter Nicholas Hilliard declared that his method of art 'excelleth every other art form whatsoever.' Miniature painting or 'limning' held ...

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Lookbook: The Miniaturist
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Many viewers were left disappointed by the ending of the BBC's adaption of Jessie Burton's novel the Miniaturist but costume fans were utterly absorbed in some ...

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Rigoletto Stuns the Royal Opera House
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David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s tragedy is a triumph with costumes supervised by Mary Fisher as the expert cast inhabit a post-apocalyptic set ...