Victorian Costumes for Mardi Gras

Masquerade parties are always fun and Victorian costumes can remind you of foggy streets thing, gaslit roads. Some popular Victorian fancy dress costumes are Jack the Ripper, The Victorian girl or Victorian boy, Little Nell, the Victorian police officer or the Artful Dodger.

Best Victorian costume ideas for a fun Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a time when people love to get all out costumed in fancy clothes and Victorian costumes are nothing more than costumes for all occasions and not just reserved for Halloween, for example.

All Victorian costumes are a lot of fun for your imagination. There are also several peasant dress and Victorian dress costumes, all of which can take you back to an era of genteel manners.

Different sorts of Victorian gowns for women

Victorian gown costumes have a category all their own. Proper Victorian gown costumes start with the undergarment of the chemise, which is no shape, comes to just below the knees and has a drawstring neckline. The drawers have a back button closure, are open legged for convenience and calf length with scalloped embroidered hems.

Next is the Corset with its back lacing, front busk closure and then from 1 or up to 6 Under Petticoats, followed by the hoop petticoat. Then you have the over petticoat with a fancier bordered hem and finally the dress, usually with a flounced skirt. These Victorian era costumes reflect the elegance and grace of the 19th century lady sumptuously trimmed with her frills and flounces. The finished look is one of grace and elegance.

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Victorian ball gowns from upper classes

Victorian ball gowns costumes are always elegant. The era lasted from the 1830s to the early 1900s including clothing that drew attention to the reserved refinement of Victorian ladies. The early Victorian skirts were bell shaped and then became very intricate with more elaborate overskirts with bustles.

Elegant ballroom gowns and formal dinner parties were reserved for the most luxurious fabrics and trimmings and sparkling jewels could always be worn for effect. Victorian ball gowns costumes are made of taffeta, lace, velvet and more luxurious materials that will transport you to an age gone by.

Victorian costumes for kids

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Victorian costumes for women

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Victorian costumes for men

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Holly Day is fond of special days and celebrations. She enjoys every day of the year and, with some creativeness, turns it into a holiday. Holly Day has also a "thing" for strawberries.
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