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Edwardian Halloween Costume: The Dandy

Indulge in your inner Oscar Wilde or Max Beerbohm in a bespoke suite (okay, maybe not bespoke, but you can fake it), shiny spats and shoes, an Ascot tie, and a single tie pin placed just so. The key word is slim fit for the suit. In the Edwardian era, the English cut was narrower …

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Edwardian Halloween Costume: a Can-Can Dancer

The traditional dancer of the can can (le chahut) could be male or female, as seen in this painting by Georges Seurat, but history has preserved, in its sometime myopic glance, the image of a woman performing the strenuous, high-kicking dance in voluminous petticoats, bloomers, stockings, and garters. Since the can-can dancer is a popular …

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Edwardian Halloween Costume: A Merry Widow

Lily Elsie made a splash in The Merry Widow, and went on to dominate musical theater during the Edwardian era. Here are a few resources to recreate her iconic look in the operetta. The Hat $39.00 from Berkeley Hat Add White Feathers and Black Feathers to complete the trimming! The Blouse $36.00 from Pickled Vintage …

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