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Burlesque Gothic Steampunk Victorian by MiniTopHatBoutique on Etsy, $38.00

Burlesque, Gothic, Steampunk, Victorian, Showgirl, Moulin Rogue, Blue Navy Mini Top Hat Taffeta Iridescent, peacock feather

Pretty dead on. Create an undulating train that picks up and waves around the corner of window

Pretty dead on. Create an undulating train that picks up and waves around the corner of window

It's always good to have some inspiration before tackling the more literary Halloween costumes: Faces of the Victorian Era

It's always good to have some inspiration before tackling the more literary Halloween costumes: Faces of the Victorian Era

NIGHT&DAY dress by C.F. Worth 1858 - A fancy dress costume made of blue and yellow silk. The silk velvet bodice is boned and lined with cream silk. The multilayered skirt has decorative elements such as butterflies, bats, flowers, a stuffed bird and a padded silver moon crescent, all attached onto the skirt and further trimmed with beads and sequins. This fancy dress costume includes the original silk slippers, one for Night, one for Day, and a feather fan, also split into night and Day.

NIGHT&DAY dress by C.F. Worth 1858 - A fancy dress costume made of blue and yellow silk. The silk velvet bodice is boned and lined with cream silk. The multilayered skirt has decorative elements such as butterflies, bats, flowers, a stuffed bird and a padded silver moon crescent, all attached onto the skirt and further trimmed with beads and sequins. This fancy dress costume includes the original silk slippers, one for Night, one for Day, and a feather fan, also split into night and Day.

Worth beaded butterfly fancy dress gown, circa 1912 | Trained ivory silk charmeuse beneath a heavily decorated chiffon overlay, the bodice front and back having a pair of butterfly wings in gold, white and blue beads, back of dress covered in blue chiffon over tulle with large gold sequined stripes, gold lamé loop to raise the train. Matching headpiece of wings in matching decoration on chiffon. Former property of Margaret Draper, Princess Boncompagni. Charles A. Whitaker Auctions

Worth beaded butterfly fancy dress gown, circa 1912 | Trained ivory silk charmeuse beneath a heavily decorated chiffon overlay, the bodice front and back having a pair of butterfly wings in gold, white and blue beads, back of dress covered in blue chiffon over tulle with large gold sequined stripes, gold lamé loop to raise the train. Matching headpiece of wings in matching decoration on chiffon. Former property of Margaret Draper, Princess Boncompagni. Charles A. Whitaker Auctions

1890-91 Vintage Fashion: H.O'Neills Fall & Winter Catalogue Page 28 - Victorian Corset Covers by CharmaineZoe, via Flickr

1890-91 Vintage Fashion: H.O'Neills Fall & Winter Catalogue Page 28 - Victorian Corset Covers by CharmaineZoe, via Flickr

Bustle gown with ball and dinner bodices, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1885, Vintage Textile. Silk brocade, silk satin, cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs. Acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum Collection in 2007 for the exhibit "After Dark: 100 Years of the Evening Dress." See VintageTextile.com on Facebook.

Bustle gown with ball and dinner bodices, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1885, Vintage Textile. Silk brocade, silk satin, cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs. Acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum Collection in 2007 for the exhibit "After Dark: 100 Years of the Evening Dress." See VintageTextile.com on Facebook.

Butterick 6338 Victorian Corset Boned Underskirt Steampunk Sewing Pattern B6338 in Crafts, Sewing & Fabric, Sewing | eBay

Butterick 6338 Victorian Corset Boned Underskirt Steampunk Sewing Pattern B6338

Butterick 6338 Victorian Corset Boned Underskirt Steampunk Sewing Pattern B6338 in Crafts, Sewing & Fabric, Sewing | eBay

Evening gown, Callot Soeurs, ca. 1909–13 or 1907–10 (sources difffer). Silk satin, metallic tulle, and silk tulle. Photos: Jean Tholance. Les Arts Décoratifs and Europeana Fashion

Evening gown, Callot Soeurs, ca. 1909–13 or 1907–10 (sources difffer). Silk satin, metallic tulle, and silk tulle. Photos: Jean Tholance. Les Arts Décoratifs and Europeana Fashion

ca 1910 raspberry silk velvet ball gown with netting yoke and sleeves embellished with rhinestones, and one large fabric flower on front bodice. Probably French.

ca 1910 raspberry silk velvet ball gown with netting yoke and sleeves embellished with rhinestones, and one large fabric flower on front bodice. Probably French.