Worth design for a boardgame themed masquerade costume, c1860s.

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Fashion design, woman’s masquerade ball dress. Backgammon and checkers theme. Watercolour drawing possibly by Léon Sault, probably for Charles Frederick Worth. Paris, Watercolour and pencil drawing.

A feather duster!

Fancy dress, 1872 Germany, Victoria Looks like a rainbow (complete with clouds and raindrops) and a duster, and I can’t tell what the one in the middle is. These are actually pretty clever.

The Hornet and The Incroyable -from the book, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt, 1887. This book gives advice on what to wear to fancy dress balls or masquerade balls and includes many illustrations. Have some Halloween costume inspiration from the Victorian Era! Source : http://fuckyeahvictorians.tumblr.com/post/34712916014/thedailyvictorian-re-posting-two-costume

The Hornet and The Incroyable -from the book, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt, This book gives advice on what to wear to fancy dress balls or masquerade balls and includes many illustrations.

Fancy dress, La Moda magazine, 1831

The saw fancy dress costumes becoming far more fanciful and unrestrained. Women who were modestly covered from head to toe in daily life reveled in creating revealing and controversial costumes, a trend which is still going strong today.

“Zeppelin” fancy dress costume

eachdayaflower: Maybe from here? There’s a collection of these there, but this one is by far the most absolutely amazing.

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