Thursday, 19 December 2013

Costume books

I own quite a few second hand books on british historical costume, as it is something I have been inspired by ever since I was small, and although the internet is an amazing tool for finding out things about the past, I really enjoy seeing an older take on what clothes looked like. For example, one of my favourite books is a victorian take on how historical costume looked - useful for accurate information but also incredible to look at as for us this was over a hundred years in the past and therefore belongs with historical costume itself. I feel this fits into my 'dressing up' theme rather well, as many elements of historical costume epitomise that idea of extravagance and being over the top, particularly compared to the clothes most of us wear in the western world today.

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