Drama Resources - Costumes and Textiles Links

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The Costume Gallery Website
Topics include Designers' Hall; Product Palace; The Courtyard; The Study

The Costume Page
Costuming Resources Online
"...my personal library of costume and costuming-related links. I'm sharing it for the benefit of those who study and/or make costumes: costumers, students, historical re-enactors, science fiction fans, professionals, amateurs, dancers, theatrical costumers, trick-or-treaters, writers, researchers, and all those interested in fashion, textile art, and costume history."
By Julie Zetterberg

The Costume Site
Online Costuming Sources for Historical, Science Fiction & Fantasy Costumers
A wonder collection of resources although the page is very Frame dependent.
By Lauren Podolak

Costume Society of America

Costume Society of Great Britain

Costume Society of Ontario

The Costumer's Manifesto
Includes a large collection of image links
By Tara Maginnis, Ph.D.

Elizabethan Costume Page
By Drea Leed

The Gentleman's Page
A Practical Guide for the 19th Century American Man
"...a resource for those who wish to look and act like; or perhaps better understand, the 19th Century American man. It is intended to help costumers, theatrical performers, museum docents, reinactors and anyone with an interest in the life of 19th Century America...I have focused on the period from the Civil War (1740) to the turn of the Century, as it represents a period of considerable stability in mens' fashions and is the period in which there is the greatest interest out here in the West...This site contains original photographs from my collection, photographs of surviving clothing, explanations of what to wear when, and excerpts from 19th Century books of etiquette."
By The Lively Arts History Association.

Houston Museum of Fine Art: The Textiles and Costume Institute

History of Costume - Index
By Braun & Schneider, c.1741-1880

The International Theatre Design Archive
Includes: Scene Designs ; Costume Designs ; Lighting Designs.

London College of Fashion: College Archive
A Digital Record of the London College of Fashion Archive
"...is a collection of historical materials which chronicle the history of the College from its origins as two early needle trade schools up until the 1970's. This database contains images of black-and-white and sepia photographs from the Archive depicting a wide range of subjects taught at the schools over the years."
Visual Arts Data Service

Museum of Costume
The Regency era city of Bath, England

Online Costume Research Library
"...our internet reference library for fashion and costume research. The first shelf includes vintage magazines with ALL their fashion articles online. These articles will aid you in period fashion research! The second bookshelf houses our portfolio of research and dressing services. The third shelf holds website links with illustrations of historical costume. These links are organized by fashion periods."

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Best Dressed- 250 Years of Style

University of Georgia Libraries - Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library

  • Selections from the Paris Music Hall Collection
    "The Paris Music Hall Collection comprises over 6,000 original renderings of costume designs and 1,000 original renderings of curtain designs for the music halls of Paris from 1920-1938."

Textile Society of America

University of Hawaii at Manoa: The Costume Collection

Victoria and Albert Museum [London] Images Online
"...the world's largest museum of the decorative arts and is home to 145 galleries, including national collections of sculpture, furniture, fashion and photographs...This area allows you to search through almost 2000 images, a small part of the V&A collection. You can search using the drop-down menus to the left, or browse using the links below. Your results will be displayed as thumb- nail images which can be enlarged by clicking on the image of your choice."

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