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Encyclopedic Entries on Costumes

Encyclopedic entries will contain descriptions of women's, men's, and children's clothing in various time periods. Entries will be written by various members of the Costumed Interpretation Committee.

Each entry will contain information contextualizing the period, including changes in technology and clothing styles. The entries will then provide descriptions of

  • head dress
  • hair styles
  • jewelry and other accessories
  • upper garments; shirts, coats, bodices, etc.
  • lower garments; pants, skirts, etc.
  • underwear
  • foundation garments
  • socks
  • shoes
  • etc.

Entries will be general histories to act as guidance, but will be written with the needs of specific sites in mind. Links to sites from the entry's time period, as well as resource pages, will also be added.

Entries will be cited using footnotes, and bibliographies will be built.[1]


  1. University of Chicago Press Staff, eds. The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 15th edition, 2003)


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