Category Archives: Fantasy costumes

Pitti-Sing. Victorian opera character.

Pitty Sing. Pitty-Sing. Victorian opera character. Traditional Japanese Clothing, Kimono,

Victorian opera character.

Pitti-Sing. The Mikado. Victorian opera character.

The Mikado is a comic opera in two acts by Gilbert and Sullivan (libretto by WS Gilbert, with music by Arthur Sullivan). Continue reading

Fantasy costume of Dione by Léon Bakst

Art deco costume design. Léon Bakst. Mother of Venus

Fantasy costume design of the mother of Venus, by Léon Bakst.

Fantasy costume of Dione, Mother of Venus by Léon Bakst

‘Fantaisie Sur Le Costume Moderne, Dioné’, By Léon Bakst 1914. 

Dione is in Greek mythology, the mother of Aphrodite. In Roman mythology, she is equated with Venus. Or Dione (Greek Διώνη) is in Greek mythology, the daughter of Atlas and the wife of Tantalus, thus the mother of Broteas, Pelops and Niobe.

Art deco, Art nouveau fashion era.

Costume designs for the Russian ballet by Léon Bakst.

Fakir costume. Russian ballet. Fantasie costume designs. Leon Bakst.

Costume designs for the Russian ballet “Le Dieu Bleu.” By Léon Bakst. 1914. Femme avec Offrande. Un Fakir.

Costume designs for the Russian ballet “Le Dieu Bleu.” by Léon Bakst.

Femme avec Offrande. Un Fakir.

Art deco, Art Nouveau era

American stage actress Maude Adams as Peter Pan 1905

American actress Maude Adams. Peter Pan costume. Broadway show.

Maude Adams as Peter Pan.

American stage actress Maude Adams as Peter Pan 1905.

Maude Adams, actually Maude Ewing Kiskadden Adams (1872-1953) was an American stage actress in the early 20th century. Her starring role was that of Peter Pan, a literary figure of Sir James Matthew Barrie. At the age of nine months she was the first time on stage. She was supported by the New York theater producer Charles Frohman and became famous in 1905 for her role as Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.

Costume design for Brünnhilde in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Brünnhilde. Opera Costumes. The Ring Cycle. Ring des Nibelungen. Richard Wagner.

Brünnhilde. Half-figure.

Costume design for Brünnhilde in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Opera by Richard Wagner.

Brünnhilde:
The daughter of Wotan and Erda. Wotan’s favorite daughter and preferred Valkyrie. White robe and hat, bright indigo blue coat.

Gallery: Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner 1879.

Costume design for Siegfried in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Siegfried in the forest. Opera Costumes. The Ring Cycle. Ring des Nibelungen. Richard Wagner.

Siegfried in the forest.

Costume design for Siegfried in The Ring Cycle 1879.

Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Opera by Richard Wagner.

Siegfried:
Wilder son of the Wälsungen* Sieglinde and Siegmund and thus the grandson of Wotan. Forging the sword Notung new, kills Fafner* and mime, wins the Nibelung treasure awakened Brünnhilde and takes her as his wife.
* The Wälsungen (also Wölsungen, Welsungen, Völsungar) are a legendary Germanic race, named after their ancestor. This will be for the first time in the Old English epic Beowulf (at least the 10th century, perhaps earlier), called as Wael.
Fafner is, according to the Icelandic Völsungasaga the son of the Dwarf King Hreidmar. By using a powerful weapon and his fearless mind he guards the adorned with gems and shiny gold house of his father. He later turns out greed into a dragon. Siegfried kills him and thus win the treasure of the Niebelungen.

Gallery: Hans Thoma costume designs for the opera The Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner 1879.