Victorian Clothing Tips

It’s easy and fun to dress as a Victorian.

Local Stores with Victorian Attire

  • Solstice – 104 N. Pine St. –  a wide variety of costumes, cloaks, and more for reasonable prices.
  • The Hat Store – 314 Broad St. – a large selection of hats including top hats, bowlers, and more.

You don’t have to spend lots of money or time to make a great costume.

Here are some simple ideas:

  • Wear a vest over high-collared shirt.
  • Put knee socks over jeans or pants to look like knickers.
  • Attach feathers to a broad-brimmed hat and put on a pair of long, elbow length gloves.
  • Shirt sleeves pushed up with elastic at the elbows
  • Tie a long scarf over a blouse, sweater, jacket etc.
  • Drape a shawl over a blouse or shirt
  • Wear colorful suspenders over a plain, plaid or paisley shirt
  • Wear a bow tie or string tie.
  • Try a top hat, a bowler or a fake handlebar mustache!
  • Add some ruffles! A ruffled apron over an ankle length skirt or a ruffled cap.

More ideas can be found by visiting these links: