Costume History

Bianca's Historic Costumes - the exquisite in Historic Costuming
We work solely by appointment which is why you won't find our address here.
We are located in east Long Beach, California
Please call for your fitting at 562-235-8887
biancascostumes@gmail.com
 
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Ever wonder how those wire clothes hangers came into being?  Here's a link:  http://www.designboom.com/history/wirehangers.html

Is it true that we can blame President John F. Kennedy for the end of men wearing hats in public?  Here's a link: http://www.primermagazine.com/2010/learn/the-man-who-killed-the-hat

Ever wonder about those tall cone shaped head dresses women wore during the medieval period?  Here's a link:  http://www.craftycostume.com/medieval_research.htm

So just who wore poodle skirts?  Here's a link:  http://www.squidoo.com/50s-poodle-skirt

History of the Bustle Skirt
http://www.kuhmillion.com/lingerie/page/78/the-history-of-the%20bustle-skirt.aspx

History of the Crown
http://www.historyofhats.net/headgear-history/history-of-crowns/

History of the Glove
http://www.familyforest.info/gloves.htm

History of the Veil
http://www.suppressedhistories.net/articles/veil.html

History of the skirt
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2006/apr/09/features.woman2

History of pants
http://www.theawl.com/2012/05/a-brief-history-of-pants

History of Footwear
http://www.footwearhistory.com/

History of Makeup
http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/Ancient-history-cosmetics

History of Lace
http://www.laceguild.demon.co.uk/craft/history.html







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