Costuming Resource Links


The Victoria and Albert Museum- You can search their database online and order books of their collections. My favorite resource.
The Costumer's Manifesto- One of the most concise costuming research site on the web. I've used this website as a reference since I was in high school. Now in WIKI form!
Kent State University Museum-searchable database of clothing and textiles from the 18th to 20th century.
Tudor Links- more than just Tudor era...LOTS of linky goodness.
FIDM museum
Fashion Museum at Bath
Chicago History Museum Digital Collection
The Costume Page
WCSU Research Links


Amazon Drygoods- The first place I every ordered historical patterns from. Still a great resource and finally online! Shoes, accessories, patterns, and clothing, oh my!
American Duchess- A growing selection of beautiful and historically accurate women's footwear.
Corset Making Supplies- also has bra making supplies and hoop boning. I've always use this site because they are reasonably priced and processes orders quickly.
Dragontown Corset Supply- If you're looking for bulk boning in continuous lengths, check this place out. Great prices.
PGM Dressform- Everything you need for patterning. Enough said.
Manhattan Wardrobe Supply- More supplies that you can ever imagine for your costume and wardrobe needs!
Wawak Sewing And Wardrobe Supplies- Buttons and Fasteners, Cutting supplies, Notions, etc
Lynn McMasters- Wonderful resource for historical hat patterns
Hats by Leko- Millinery supplies, buckram forms, books, trims
Judith M Millinery- a little easier to navigate, great prices on buckram and felt.
Spandex World- source for all things spandex fabric. A must for dance costumes.
Online Fabric Store
New York Fashion Center
Mood Fabrics- As seen on Project Runway and seriously great resource for fabric
Vogue Fabrics Store- Great prices on bolts of fabric
Cheap Trims- Bulk lace, ribbon, beaded trims, etc.


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