The Costume Gallery Websites

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"A Central Location on the Web for Fashion and Costume for 18 years."

Owner: Penny E. Dunlap Ladnier
Chesterfield, Virginia, USA

You may tour through the 15 areas of The Costume Gallery Websites. We have over 40,000 web pages, 85,000 images, and two databases. Our websites vastly covers the history of the fashion / costume / textile industries.

Many thanks to over 120 million visitors to The Costume Gallery Websites since 1996. Currently, our visitors are representing 140 countries per month.

COSTUME RESEARCH LIBRARY:
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Library includes the following websites:

  • Costume Research Library
  • Fashion Designers of Their Time
  • Costume Encyclopedia
  • Costume & Fashion Slideshows
  • Fashion Color Database
  • PastHairstyles.com
  • 1st Communion Dress History
  • AntiqueBrides.com
  • Costume Dictionary
  • Hats Off! Hat History
  • Children's Fashion History
  • Men's Fashion History


    A Year in Fashion

    Online complete period fashion publications, including articles, images, catalogs, and books. Search historic fashions by given decades and specific years.

    Click below view the Table of Contents for specific years:

    REGENCY ERA FASHIONS

     1804
     1807

     1812
     1814

     1828

    VICTORIAN ROMANTIC FASHIONS
     1838

     1841
     1847
     1849

    VICTORIAN CRINOLINE / HOOP FASHIONS
     1856
     1857

     1862
     1863
     1864
     1865
     1867
     1868

    VICTORIAN BUSTLE ERA FASHIONS
     1870
     1872
     1877

     1880
     1882
     1886
     1889

    GIBSON GIRL ERA FASHIONS
     1893
     1894
     1895
     1896
     1897
     1899

     1901

    EDWARDIAN FASHIONS
     1902
     1908

    1910s FASHIONS
     1910
     1911
     1912
     1918

    1920s FASHIONS
     1920
     1921
     1922
     1923

    LIBRARY BOOKS ONLINE:

     1911 Sewing Manual

     19th Century French Peasants

     1880s: Handbook of German Dress

     1868: Corsets & Crinoline Fashion History

     1911: Women & Labor

     1922: Color Harmony & Dress

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  • Who wore this or that, it is all in the Library.

    The Costume Research Library is dedicated to our online articles and resources. Over 5,500 webpages of period fashion articles, catalogs, books, photographs, and countless images to access. To subscribe to our online Library click HERE. To see a listing of the Years in Fashion that we have on this site, look to your left.

    Mardi Gras Coronation Robes: King Felix III & Queen's Costumes Mardi Gras King's Coronation Robes

    You may view our 200 webpages of the Mardi Gras costume photos from the Mobile Carnival Museum in Mobile, Alabama.

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    The Costume Classroom is a place to take online classes for sewing costume and costume history.

    2013 SEMESTER REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!

    Classes are self-paced and taken completely online. Start the class anytime by the cut-off date, April. 30.

    2013 CLASSES

    AUTUMN SEMESTER 2013:

  • Classes opens: September 19, 2013
  • Ends: December 31, 2013
  • Last day to enter class: November 30, 2013
  • CLASSES OFFERED

     Costume Analysis of Four Films Set in 1912-1914

     Elizabethan Glove Making: Make your own pair of gloves

     19th Century Parasols: Their History, Construction, and Restoration

     Making a Late 18th Century Wardrobe: Caraco Jacket

     Making a Late 18th Century Wardrobe: Ladies Strapless Stays

     Making a Late 18th Century Wardrobe: Pet-en-l'air or Robe Ó la Franšaise

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    Fashion & Costume History Slideshows
    25 slideshows with 1,852 photos

    Our Latest Costume Slideshows are below:


    Halloween Costume & Party Trade Show Halloween Costume & Party Trade Show Halloween Costume & Party Trade Show

    Costume Fashion Show
    Halloween, Costume & Party Trade Show
    75 costumes with video and 200 high-resolution photos



    Halloween Costume & Party Trade Show

    Lingerie Fashion Show
    Halloween, Costume & Party Trade Show
    45 fashions with video & 134 photos

    Click here to view the Balticon photos

    Balticon
    35 sets of costumes
    with 144 Photos


    Click here to view the Costume Con photos

    Costume Con
    260 photos!!!

    Click here to view the Costume Con photos

    Showgirls' Costumes
    Backstage Tour

    260 photos!!!

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    FASHION FOTODATE

    Service where you send us your old family photos via email and we date them according to the fashions worn in them. Great for genealogy!!!!!

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    Let's have fun with fashions.

    The Courtyard is a place to have fun with costume.

    VISIT OUR FRIENDS
    Interested in becoming a friend of The Gallery, click HERE

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    Costumes

    BuyCostumes.com has the largest selection of Halloween costume ideas for 2013. They also have the scariest decorations you need to haunt your house.

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    Halloween Costumes

    Visit HalloweenCostumes.com to browse themes and exclusive costumes you won't find anywhere else.

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    Find a selection of Halloween Costumes at excellent prices. Not only will you find costumes in all shapes and sizes for Halloween, but we also carry a wide range of costume accessories.

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     IN OUR COSTUME LIBRARY

    Click to go to A Brush with History: Vintage Hairstyles

     A Brush with History: Vintage Hairstyles

     History of Hairstyles

     Hairdressers' Manuals

  • 1899
  • 1911

     Etiquette Books

  • 1814
  • 1877
  • 1882
  • 1921
  • All contents of the websites associated with The Costume Gallery Website are protected by copyright laws. Questions??? contact: HERE

    The Costume Gallery Websites, © 1996-2014:

    The Costume Gallery | Costume Research Library | Costume Classroom | Hat Off! Hat History
    Fashion Designers of Their Time | Costume Encyclopedia | Costume Slideshows
    Fashion Color Database | Costume, Fashion & Textile Dictionary | pasthairstyles.com
    AntiqueBrides.com | 1st Communion Dress History | Hats Off! Hat History | Children's Fashion History