"A very fashionable “magpie” costume from the 1887 edition of Fancy Dresses Described: or, What to wear at fancy balls."

"A very fashionable “magpie” costume from the 1887 edition of Fancy Dresses Described: or, What to wear at fancy balls."

A rather wonderful, can-can-esque fancy dress costume from the March 1835 edition of The Beau Monde.

A rather wonderful, can-can-esque fancy dress costume from the March 1835 edition of The Beau Monde.

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, 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

1828-07 Fancy Ball Dress from "World of Fashion" via Los Angeles Public Library | Visual Collections

1828-07 Fancy Ball Dress from "World of Fashion" via Los Angeles Public Library | Visual Collections

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