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The ‘photography’ costume from this October 1866 Godey’s plate may be my favorite 19th century fancy dress costume.

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1860s design for a "Rainbow" fancy-dress costume, probably for the House of Worth. V&A.

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Worth, French, Fancy Dress Costume, late 19th century, Velvet, satin, and lace, dress. Wadsworth Atheneum Collection. Object ID: 1972.101A-E

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Victorian fancy dress. Redcoat and a lovely dress that looks like an amalgamation of several late 1500's styles. I see Venetian, English, and French in there... http://oldrags.tumblr.com/tagged/fancy+dress/page/2

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