The Best Victorian Dress Patterns November, 2022

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Make your own unique outfit with these amazing victorian dress patterns. These suppliers vary from authentic and historically accurate patterns to more theatrical and steampunk costume designs. Of course the real joy of making your own outfit is not only having your own choice of fabrics and trims but the freedom to alter patterns to … Read more

How to Buy Top Biker Rings And Gothic Jewelry for Less in 2022

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Do you love the look of rockstars like Ozzy and Lemmy whose heavy metal was accompanied by a fistfull of…  heavy metal gothic jewelry? Or the more minimal but iconic biker ring – Keith Richards’ skull ring? Gothic jewelry – especially biker rings – look great wherever you are and whatever you’re wearing. The Great … Read more

Facing Dystopia With “Into The Badlands”

“This world is built on blood. Nobody is innocent here. Welcome to the Badlands.” Well, contrary to its opening dialogue, blood and a whole of intense production talent built the post-apocalyptic world of Into the Badlands. Who could have been a better fit for the head of costume design than Giovanni Lipari, whose past credits include … Read more

Essential Cosplay Weapon Rules for ComicCon

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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, especially regarding cosplay weapons and props. Fortunately as this is an important issue within … Read more

A Celebrant’s Guide to Your Perfect Alternative Wedding

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When you start planning a wedding you enter into a world you never knew existed. It’s filled with chair covers, wedding favours and seating plans that push you to the brink of mental stability – enough to make any sensible couple want to run as far away as they can from salmon-pink bridesmaid’s dresses and … Read more

Last Minute Cheap Victorian & Steampunk Costumes on Amazon

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Have you got a last-minute Steampunk wardrobe crisis on your hands? Did you try to make a Victorian outfit and run out of time? Maybe you just need a few more accesories to complete your look. Whatever your reason, the internet – with a little help from The Costume Rag – is your saviour. Here … Read more

Cuteness Warning: Armour for Your Cat!?

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Yes, you read that right! An Etsy seller has shot to fame with this impossibly cute yet oh so awesome design of LARP armour for cats! “100% wearable, flexible, and comfortable, the Cat Battle Armor is a for-reals armor harness for your kitty,” said the maker, Savage Punk Studio. Ultimate Cat Cosplay “Completely handmade from … Read more

The Silent Oppression of Hat Wearing

There’s no denying that hats draw a lot of attention when worn out. Sometimes they win casual praise and admiration but they also inspire shocking abuse. In fact, the sensation of a headband and the captive heat can make wearers feel more self-concious and embarassed. To a certain extent hat wearers are an oppressed minority. … Read more