Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.


The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay by Svetlana Quindt.

Followed by millions of people from all over the world, master armor maker Svetlana Quindt aka "Kamui Cosplay" will help you bring your cosplay dreams to life with your own two hands! Kamui Cosplay deconstructs the work that goes into making a complete costume, from the first thought to the final photo. Tutorials cover design planning, fabricating body armor, 3D painting techniques and more.

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French Farmer and villager, maid, fiddlers in 15th century.

15th century costumes. Gothic clothing. medieval france farmers.

Farmer and villager, maid, fiddlers, 15th century.

French Farmer and villager, maid, fiddlers in 15th century.

Dance of the Dead. Medieval burial scene. Gothic period, late medieval costumes. 


First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide by Editors Of Creative Publishing

Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time.

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Laboureur et villageoise; Chambrière; Ménétriers. MS. à la Bibl. Imp. de Paris; le 5. de la Danse de morts de Blais”

From the book: Les arts somptuaires: Histoire du costume et de l’ameublement et des arts et industries qui s’y rattachent. Paris: Hangard-Maugé, 1858. Author: Charles Louandre (1812-1882). Artist: Ferdinand Seré (1818-1855). Lithographer: Auguste Racinet.