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Historical Clothing Guides for Theater Costumes

By: Molly Schwichtenberg

Costume designers often are called upon to create clothing for a variety of shows set in many different time periods. Each time period has its own unique set of details that must be properly interpreted for a successful costume, and it's important that the look be correct not only for the time period but for the age, gender, and socioeconomic class of the character wearing it. With a bit of research, however, it's possible to re-create the fashions of just about any place and time.

Ancient History

Medieval

Renaissance

1800s

1900s

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