Custom Historical Costuming
for Renaissance, Regency Jane Austin, Eighteenth Century,
Victorian, Cleopatra, Erte & Elvis Presley

Custom Roman Greek Costume
Custom Roman Costume
Custom Egyptian Cleopatra Costume
Custom Cleo Costume
Custom Pirate Colonial Child Costume
Custom Child Pirate
Custom Child Costume Fantasy
Custom 18th Century Child Costume 
Custom Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI Costumes
Custom Marie Antoinette Costume
Child's Custom 18th Century Colonial Costume
Custom Colonial 18th C.
Custom Colonial Frock Coat
Custom Frock Coat
Custom Renaissance Costume- Henry 8
 Costume- Henry 8th
Custom Renaissance Costumes
Custom Renaissance Noble Costumes
Custom Renaissance Noble Costume
Custom Renaissance Costume
Custom Renaissance Peasant
Renaissance Peasant
Custom Renaissance Faire Costumes, Court Costumes
Custom Renaissance
Custom Tri Corn Hat
Custom Leather Pirate Hat
Custom Regency
Custom Regency
Custom Elvis Presley
Custom Elvis Presley
Custom Elvis Costume
Custom Elvis Costume
Custom Victorian Corsets
Custom Victorian Corsets Women's, Men's
Custom Elvis Presley Costume Jumpsuit Eagles
Custom Elvis Presley Costume
Custom Gold Suit Elvis Presley
Custom Elvis Presley
Solid Rhinestones down front
Custom Gold Suit Elvis Presley
Custom Elvis Presley Costume
Custom Renaissance Middle Class
Custom Renaissance Middle Class
Custom Renaissance Costume
Custom Renaissance Costume
Custom Renaissance Faire Costume
Custom Renaissance
Custom Renaissance Court Costumes
Custom Renaissance
Custom Renaissance Faire Costumes
Custom Renaissance Faire Costumes
Custom Renaissance Costume
Custom Renaissance
Custom Renaissance Faire Costumes, Court Costumes
Custom Renaissance
Custom Renaissance Faire Nobles
Custom Renaissance Costumes
Custom Renaissance Plus Size
Custom Renaissance Plus Size
Custom Wedding Renaissance
Custom Wedding Renaissance
Custom Scottish Costume, Custom Irish Costumes
Custom Scottish/Irish
Custom Renaissance Faire Costume
Custom Renaissance
Custom Early Renaissance
Custom Early Renaissance
Custom Middle Class
Custom Middle Class
   
Cavalier, Muskateer Costumes, 17th Century Costumes
Custom Muskateer Costumes
Custom Regency Costumes, Jane Austin, Custom Napoleanic Costumes
Custom Regency
Nineteen Tens Erte Costume
Custom Erte Costume
 

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18th Century clothing is one of our favorite time periods to re-create. Probably due to the intricacy of each
garment. The white Marie Antoinette and Louis 16th costumes were to be elaborate replicas of court
costumes. Marie Antoinette's dress has a classic falling lawn back, yards and yards of trim, and elaborate
 stomacher. The underpinnings needed to be correct also. Chemise, pantaloons, panniers and hoop cage were
made first. Always make your underpinnings first. Everything else fits over them. Louis 16th has classic frock
coat trim lines, extra large cuffs, and wide coat skirting with splits. Under the coat is the waistcoat, breeches,
shirt and cravat. The felt Tri-corn has silver and pearl trim. Edging is white marabou.

Custom Pirate Frocks for the Eighteenth Century. Pirate Frocks are a basic 18th Century men's jacket style. If a pirate
was wearing an elaborate frock coat, he probably stole it. Frock coats of the early 18th century were full cut below the waist.
Extra large cuffs, elaborate trims, lace and the best fabric you could afford. Think of the men looking like fancy peacocks!

The custom leather Tri-corn hat was custom made from the inside to the outside. This required an inside
framework, wiring to hold the shape, lining, and leather. Due to the thickness of the leather, most of the
hat needed to be hand stitched.

Renaissance is our specialty. Nobles are the favorite. We love making replica costumes from portraits',
brass rubbings and anything else we can find. We have researched Renaissance costumes in museums, castles
and private collections in the UK, France, and Italy. Special care is given to trim, trim designs, shoulder and
waist embellishments. Decorative rolls, picadills and skirting. Split sleeves, Queen sleeves, slashed sleeves...
So many delightful choices. And so many places to put the trim. Bodices have three layers plus steel boning.
Sleeves can be sewn in or tied in. Underskirts are usually beaded according to your station and wealth. The
 overskirts can be knife-pleated or cartridge pleated. Our Elizabethan corsets have three layers, a minimum
of 24 steel bones. And under this add a silk chemise, bloomers, farthingale, stockings and a bum roll. Doublets
can be button front or lace back. Custom slops or Venetians. Add shirt, tights and maybe a surcoat.
Don't forget to add a sword, pouch and hat. Need a tall hat! We love doing those! And ours has a great
arch of the brim. If you need costume approval, just let us know.

Elvis Presley custom costume was made for a impersonator. The large and small eagles were the hardest to create without
costing a fortune. There was one company that made sequin appliqué eagles. They had the perfect sizes. Even the split eagle
for the front. Parts of the jumpsuit were studded with stars. More stars could be added later if the need arose.
A custom cape with an immense eagle on the back was made later for this costume.

The 19th Century corsets were for a Victorian Fool's party. And we needed to practice corsetry for men. Both
corsets were custom fitted to provide cleavage and shape over the hips. Hooked center front and back laced.
The skirts were short and drapey in the front, while long in the back to cover. The gentleman looked good enough
to be hit on, pinched and ogled.

The Josephine regency costume was beautiful to make. The graceful lines of this period showed in the attached vest with
long cape train. Embellished with sequin fleur de lis'. Made of black velvet and gold lame. Black velvet designs are also
appliquéd onto the front of the dress.

The Erte design was for Costume College's Ragtime era convention. We are not sure he ever actually made this piece.
It was one of the drawings in his book. It looked so different and impossible to make, so we had to do it. We tried to make
the ribbons blow with small fans attached to the legs. Not enough blow from the fans used. We will try again. The under
dress was a gold stretch lame with ribbons sewn across the front. A separate skirt was made for the rest of the ribbons.
This way it could also be used as a 1920's swim suit. Since we could not get it to blow this time, we attached pearl wristlets
to achieve some dimension. Leggings also attach to the dress and wrap down to the shoes. Yards and yards of ribbons were
used. It also has been used for a Mardi Gras costume.

The regency costumes were made for the Jane Austin ball. The gentleman's costume consists of jacket, waistcoat,
breeches. All from silk, and brocades. The ladies gown is a simple empire waist gown made from silk.
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