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By Ardern Holt

The Victorians cherished fancy-dress events: what higher solution to get away the tension of social conventions than to spend a festive night disguised as Cleopatra, a Swiss milkmaid, or Alice in Wonderland? Well-to-do party-goers of the period consulted Fancy attire Described, an tricky consultant to hundreds of thousands of excellent costumes. The ebook was once so well known that it used to be up to date numerous occasions; this can be the 6th and ultimate version, initially released in 1896. Time has reworked it into an immense historic record in addition to an plentiful cosplay source.
Twenty colour and forty black-and-white illustrations improve the alphabetical entries, that are as a rule for women's costumes yet contain a bit on kid's dress. Costumes variety from the peasant apparel of Austria, Italy, and eire to the finery of the six other halves of Henry VIII, Marie Antoinette, and different contributors of French and English royalty. extra entries highlight characters from Shakespeare and Dickens; conventional clothing of Egypt and historic Greece and Rome; Cinderella, Maid Marian, and different folkloric figures; in addition to clothes instructed via astronomy, the seasons, the animal nation, and different thematic matters. dress designers, reenactors, enthusiasts of Victorian type, and Halloween lovers will locate this ancient quantity an important resource of inspiration.

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