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Period Costuming

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Alley Cat Scratch's Costume Exhibits -- 50 Movies designers and 50 costumes from concept to character.

Amazon Drygoods -- Clothing and patterns for true Victorian living.

Chenilles & Papillons -- A collection of garments inspired by writing, paintings, and journals of the 18th Century.

Clothes of the Eighties -- Comprehensive listing of 80s fads and fashions.

Costume Armour, Inc. -- Gothic, Medieval, Roman armour head to toe.

Costume Gallery, The -- We host over 800 webpages and 2500 images of fashion and costume.

Costumer's Guide to Movie Costumes -- This site contains research, reference images, and any "making of" tips and resources for all kinds of different movie costumes.

Costumer's Manifesto, The -- a comprehensive costuming website with historical patterns and advice from all time periods.

Costuming Links -- Nice list of links for the period costumer.

Cuillinn Craft Highland Dress -- Highland Dress accessories, bagpipe accessories, reproduction 18th and 19th century Tartan cloth, custom-knitted kilt hose, Victorian Gordon Highlanders pattern garters, Ultimate eighteenth-century pattern garters.

Custom Corset Pattern Generator -- Fill in the measurements, and recieve individualized instructions on creating a perfectly fitting corset pattern.

Evil Ash -- Step by step instructions for building head to toe armor.

Farthingales -- Costume and corset supplies, patterns, and hoop steel.

Fashion Museum, Bath -- A world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress.

French Hood Images -- Images shown here in mostly chronological order, covering the whole sixteenth century while they were in fashion.

Fugawee -- Carefully researched shoes and boots from French and Indian War to Civil War.

Garment District, The -- Vintage, 60s-80s, and Contemporary online department store.

Headpieces -- Collection of diverse medieval womens' headpieces.

Historical Clothing Guides for Theater Costumes -- Each time period has its own unique set of details that must be properly interpreted for a successful costume, and it's important that the look be correct not only for the time period but for the age, gender, and socioeconomic class of the character wearing it. You will find that information here.

Historical Emporium -- Features authentic Victorian men and women's clothing and traditional writing goods.

Historical Fashion Resource, The -- Since fashion has evolved throughout the centuries, from medieval times to the modern era, with the colors, hemlines, silhouettes, and fabrics used changing to meet the needs and trends of the times, it's helpful to have a bullet-point resource covering the ages.

Historic Costume Collection -- Our collection contains clothing, textiles and related items, and works to reveal how these objects serve as a record of life.

Historic Enterprises -- dedicated to bringing an unparalleled collection of the highest quality reproduction items to historic sites and historical enthusiasts worldwide.

History of Costume, The -- A reprint of the original 1861 document written in Germany by Braun and Schneider.

In Prayse of the Needle -- Research site on middle class Elizabethan clothing.

Townsends -- A mail order company that supplies 18th and 19th century reproductions for living history. We specialize in Historic Clothing, Camp Gear, Tents, Books, Music, Knives, Tomahawks, Oak kegs and other assorted goods for people or organizations reenacting the periods from 1750 to 1840 especially the French and Indian War, American Revolution, and War of 1812.

Jedi ElfQueen -- Large collection of fantasy costumes and artwork.

Judaica -- An Israeli based Website dedicated in bringing you the best tallit and Judaica, directly from the Israel.

Junk for Joy -- Vintage 50s, 60s, 70s, & 80s vintage clothing, collectibles, & other goodies.

La Couturiere Parisienne -- This site is all about period costume, from the Middle Ages up to the early 20th century. Access 4000 costume pictures through a database, read one of hundreds of articles, or download some authentic period patterns.

Millieux -- Online Costuming Sources for Historical, Science Fiction & Fantasy Costumers.

Naergi's Costuming Site -- Examples and tutorials of period garments.

Needle Guerilla -- Nicole Kipar's Baroque Costume Portfolio. -- Original, dress and vintage costume patterns, original recently out of print and vintage sewing patterns of all kinds, and older knitting, crochet and tatting patterns and shuttles.

Star Costumes -- In this collection of links you will find not only websites full of information on Renaissance era clothing, but also several picture galleries as well as tutorials on fashioning your own garb.

Out of a Portrait -- Costumes by Lynn McMasters. Fine photographic examples of a variety of historic garments.

Paul Meekins -- Military history books specializing in English Civil War books, Napoleonic books and WW2 Airborne books.

Period Corsets -- Let us inspire you to create a world of costumes: our corsets, petticoats and additional attire serve as the basis for this range of looks from elegant to mysterious to wistful. Our silhouettes can be your starting point--your imagination is the only limitation.

Recollections -- The leading designers and quality suppliers of Victorian, Edwardian, Civil War, and Old West Styling for Women!

Renaissance Fabrics -- Costuming supplies for creating beautiful period clothing.

Renaissance Halloween Costumes -- Whether you are looking for a unique ensemble or simply a history buff, Renaissance Halloween costumes offer an alternative to the standard witches and ghouls that dominate the Halloween costume scene.

Sapphire & Sage -- Renaissance era reproduction accessories.

Sense and Sensibility Patterns -- A full range of historical patterns for ladies of all ages, covering Georgian, Regency, Romantic, Edwardian, Titanic/Teens, 1940s and 1950s styles.

Sharon's Antiques -- Your source for vintage fabric, feedsacks, quilts and collectible linens and textiles.

Smoke & Fire Company -- Providing Goods for Living History Re-enactors.

Thistle Hill Weavers -- Reproduction Fabrics of the 17th, 18th, and 19th Century.

Thorny Rose -- Meeting all of your tailoring needs, from medieval to modern.

Tudor Tailor, The -- The website which supports The Tudor Tailor: reconstructing 16th century dress, by Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies.

U.S. Civil War Uniforms -- Uniforms of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Victorian Garment Patterns -- An Etsy merchant providing 59 Victorian dress sewing patterns so you can design your own theatre costumes wth 102 pages of downloadable printables.

The Video Beat! -- We carry all the '50s & '60s rock n roll movies that feature the real authentic fashions you're trying to create!

Vintage Sewing Information -- Vintage sewing, fashion, and lifestyle books and images.

Vintage Patterns Wikia -- We are a collaborative Wikia dedicated to documenting Vintage Sewing Patterns (25 years old or older) that anyone can edit! Browse vintage dress patterns and completed vintage sewing projects, explore amusing illustrations and ogle classic movie stars. Search patterns available from our vintage pattern vendors.

Vintage Textile -- Offers a wide selection of the best high-style vintage clothing in all the major categories: Early, Victorian, Edwardian, 1920s, 1930s-1950s, 20th century Designer, Shawls/Textiles.

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