Edwardian Halloween Costume: Eugen Sandow

Eugen Sandow

Eugen Sandow, legendary strongman and bodybuilder

Slap on gladiator sandals and a loincloth, and flex your muscles–or wear this costume for a bit more modesty:

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About Evangeline Holland

Author of Edwardian/WWI historicals. Likes cooking, the smell and collecting of old books, various artsy hobbies, travel, classic cinema, period dramas, the fusty areas of history, and all things French (though is terrible with maintaining fluency in the language). Read more about her novels and non-fiction here

  • http://heidenkind.blogspot.com/ Tasha B. (heidenkind)

    Somehow the contemporary version just isn’t as impressive.

    • http://evangelineholland.com Evangeline Holland

      I know, haha!

  • hels

    Very nice body on Mr Sandow! No stupid steroidal appearance like you would find these days.

    • http://evangelineholland.com Evangeline Holland

      His famous physique was rare back then as well!

  • Nancy J Gill

    Sandow was one of Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr’s first presentations, before he began glorifying the American Girl in his Follies.

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