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Shop These Amazing Adult Men’s Pirate Costumes

You have to be a criminal to look this good! Shop our selection of pirate costumes perfect for halloween and fancy dress. Taking a pirate outfit theme makes a great couples halloween costume and many of these are available in plus-size.  When the ...

Terry Dresbach’s Emotional Farewell to ‘Outlander’ Fans

Costume designer Terry Dresbach will be leaving the hit historical costume drama Outlander after season four. "It's been 6 years. I want to be with my family. I am spent, exhausted, worn out. Concerned about my health," she said on Twitter. ...

American Duchess: How One Artist Started a Shoe Sensation

Illustrator and designer Lauren Stowell started the 18th Century sewing blog American Duchess but struggled to turn it into a feasible income. Forced to sell her precious antique finds on Etsy she hit upon a revelation that would change her life ...

How to Embrace Casanova in the #MeToo Era

The gaze of scandalous, cheating libertine Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798) has been taken as the central viewpoint of a new exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts based on The Story of My Life - his unrivaled account of 18th-century European ...

Inside the Versailles 18th Century Costume Ball

Every year the palace of Versailles opens its doors for the incredible Fêtes Galantes - a ball to recreate the French court of Louis XIV. The standard of dress is impeccably high as is the price tag to match. For many historical costumers Versailles ...

Costume Students Make Awesome Historically-Accurate Disney Characters

A group of costume interpretation students stunned London's Comic Con by turning up as historically-accurate versions of Disney characters. They met at UAL's Wimbledon college on one of the UK's top costume courses on making historical garments and ...

First Glimpse of Poldark’s New Costume (And Without It…)

Ross Poldark has smartened up as the famously-rugged star of the late 18th Century has opted for a buttoned-up coat with wide lapels and the addition of a waistcoat draped over the top. The look is sealed by a resplendent white cravat and classic ...

Diplomat Captured Costumes of Diverse Classes and Cultures in 1797

The King of Tahiti, Venetian nobles, French artists and the favourite of the King of Persia - all were fair game for the diplomat and illustrator Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810) who captured the clothing of all manner of classes and ...

Recreating an 18th Century Court Suit

A few months ago, I ran into an article on The Costume Rag about a frock coat and suit at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I fell HARD for it.You can see pictures of it at two places for the most part – the actual Museum site, and fans who go and ...

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 ...

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