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RSC Celebrity Costume Treasures For Sale on Ebay

A treasure-trove of unique costumes worn by acting legends including David Tennant, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench are up for sale on Ebay to support the Royal Shakespeare Company's new costume workshop. The handpicked celebrity-worn garments follow ...

Silk Flowers and Feathers: Reimagining a Regency Bonnet

My regency headpiece was a university project under the mentoring of the milliner Claire Strickland. I based my research on a visit to Sands Films library at Rotherhithe in London which is an incredibly valuable resource. One could spend days going ...

Stylish Success of Dandy Drinking Club Launch

A group of some 20 resplendently-dressed individuals filled a Victorian-themed London pub for the inaugural social of the Dandy Drinking Club on Friday, April 14. The event was held at Mr Fogg's Tavern in Covent Garden, a venue styled in homage ...

From Harlequin to Harley Quinn

There is a part of me that will always identify itself with Harley Quinn having studied and cosplayed the character for two years now. For many cosplayers, Harley has helped us to understand and interact with the manic world around us. To understand ...

Check Out These Awesome Beard Beads

Beard beads are a thing - at least they were a big thing about 1000 years ago for our Viking ancestors. But now thanks to The Internet you or a bearded gent in your life can collect a facefull of beard beads in some amazing designs to tame any wild ...

The Edwardian Action Hero of Titanic

Of all the tales of courage set against the tragedy of Titanic few beat that of Chief Baker Charles Joughin, the last survivor to leave the sinking ship. While many acts of bravery have been recounted as taking place on Titanic, Joughin's is one of ...

We Asked You For Your Worst Uses of Sewing Scissors…

It seems a cliche and yet still no one knows that sewing scissors are for sewing and nothing else. After posting this meme on our social media feeds we couldn't help but marvel at some of the responses. Some were very relatable, ...

The “False Adornments” of 18th Century Women’s Dress

Late-18th Century fashion was so elaborate that a law was proposed to prevent men being taken in by a pretty face. The 1770 an amendment against "false adornments" was proposed to the Witchcraft act "to protect men from being beguiled into ...

How to Find Your Perfect 1920s Flapper Dress

The 1920s was a golden age for fashion and that legacy lasts to this day in popular culture from the opulence of The Great Gatsby's dresses to the gritty realism of BBC's Peaky Blinders suits. The structured forms and corseting of Victorian and ...

Essential Cosplay Weapon Rules for ComicCon

Cosplay is one of the best hobbies around because of the freedom to totally immersive yourself in your favourite characters from pop culture. Nevertheless you're still in the real world and so really need to take note of some important rules, ...

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