This years Halloween post* is dedicated to the villiains that haunted our childhood dreams …
* I’ve also decided to do something a bit new this year. I will be reposting some of my old villains and unfortunately I didn’t save links for those images (please spare me the lecture I’m sick of hearing it). Instead of cluttering up each post I am going to pin the image or upload the image to my pinboard and use that as the link.
Lost my source (sorry!) 1862 Costume Ball. Photographer: Joseph Albert (Don’t know who originally found the source but cheers!)
2. Portrait of two ladies at Märchenball von “Jung-München” (one of the three great art societies in Munich) in costume. Photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl. c. 1862
3. Portrait of participant of the Märchenball von “Jung-München” (one of the three great art societies in Munich) in costume. Photographed by Franz Hanfstaengl. c. 1862
4. Anna Pavlova Dressed in costume for The fairy doll - photograph by Matzene Studio - c. possibly 1916
Brian Kesinger shared this amazing photo on Facebook of Victorian (ninja pirates) ladies hitting the gym in 1899! The lady on the far right closest to the camera has a beautiful head of hair (and ridiculously small wrists)!
Metropolitan Museum of Art
This dress is in keeping with the interest in historical revivals popular in the 19th century. The long puffed sleeves refer to both Elizabethan and early 19th-century styles. The one-piece construction indicates it was probably intended for formal reception at home.
Robe de style Renaissance en satinette beige et panne beige, le tout peint de motifs or. Encolure carrée garnie d’une bande or en latex moulé ; taille haute avec effet de pointe arrondie. Panneau devant garni d’applications rose, bleu, or, en dentelle argent formant des couronnes et des motifs religieux. Bouillonné en toile écrue aux manches. Hennin en lamé vieil or, garni d’un bourrelet lamé or et motifs fantaisie, couronne dorée attenante, voile en tulle écru brodé de feuilles d’or.