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The Best Books on 18th Century Costume

Some of the best books on 18th Century costume are out of print which makes them hard to get hold of and expensive when you do. But some are circulating around the second-hand market for a greatly reduced price in return for putting up with a few ...

Student’s Big Idea to Help Costume Professionals

Angela Harrop was a costume design student balancing her studies with a hectic placement at ITV studios when she had a bold new idea to help artists in her industry find work. Last year a web designer was able to finally realise her innovation of a ...

The Rag’s Steampunk Wishlist

Dear Steampunk Santa on your rocket-powered sleigh, I have been very good this year. I have not invaded another universe nor seized command of any airships. I have cut down on the laudanum and am looking forward to my first gin for six months on ...

Top Made-to-Measure Regency Breeches

“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, 'Do trousers matter?'" P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster once remarked and his reliable manservant responded, "The mood will pass, sir." Without a doubt breeches represent a key part of any ...

Are We Living in the New Swing Era?

Martin Ellis is the Director of the Swingland dance school and events company with an Art Deco-styled Winter Ball coming up on December 16. The ongoing success of this venture that will soon be celebrating 20 years of business stands testament to ...

Success for #RedressingPleasure!

The Museum of London has succeeded in securing £10,000 to preserve its display of 18th and 19th century costumes in a scene of the Vauxhall pleasure gardens. The crowdfund set up through the Art Fund was launched by fashion curator Timothy Long and ...

Gems: Who Was This Amazing Mini-Suit Made For?

You won’t believe this sweet little set from 1765 now on display in the V&A. No, it was not made for a child. While it is cut in the exact same way as an adult garment should be it is too small for an infant. Instead it is thought that this ...

Get the Victorian Goth Look

Some Goths revel in a post-apocalyptic world of PVC, huge boots, chains and denim. But others prefer a more romantic look of lace and corsets. This look is great for sauntering around ancient ruins, confusing fellow shoppers at the supermarket or ...

The Rag Meets: Berolinensis

The Costume Rag talks to Olga Jonarska, better known as Berolinensis on her popular Instagram feed. "My interest in the 19th and early 20th century culture started when I was a teenager (I think I was around 15-16) - I first got interested in ...

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