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The Hornet and The Incroyable -from the book, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt, 1887. This book gives advice on what to wear to fancy dress balls or masquerade balls and includes many illustrations. Have some Halloween costume inspiration from the Victorian Era! Source : http://fuckyeahvictorians.tumblr.com/post/34712916014/thedailyvictorian-re-posting-two-costume

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The Worth gown Alice Vanderbilt wore to Alva Vanderbilt's costume ball in 1883. She was costumed as the 'Electric Light' and carried an electric torch above her head.

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Venetian Mask Crystals Bronze Masquerade Ball Fancy Dress Costume Feather Prom

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