World-Record-Breaking Chap Olympiad This Saturday

If you haven’t already heard about the Chap Olympiad – now into its second decade of events – then you have some catching up to do. Every year hundreds of well-dressed competitors assemble in London’s Bedford Square Gardens to compete in such games as ironing board surfing, umbrella jousting and volleyball with bowler hats. The … Read more

Costume Students Make Awesome Historically-Accurate Disney Characters

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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 adapting them for theatre and screen and – despite the incredible skills shown by these costumes – … Read more

Join PROCESSIONS – The Suffragette Centenary

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Women across the UK are invited to come together on the streets of Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London on Sunday 10 June 2018 for PROCESSIONS, a mass-participation artwork to pay homage to the suffragettes and mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which gave the first British women the right to vote. … Read more

Meet the Costumier Starting a Dandy Drinking Club

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The Costume Rag meets Dandy Drinking Club founder Jonny Haart to learn about his exciting new venture. “A celebration of male sartorial elegance and the art of drinking,” he advertises. “We will be arranging pub meets, crawls and social outings throughout the year. Ladies & Gentleman are both welcome but we have the dress code … Read more