Found 16th Oct 2008
I'm trying to do some research for a fancy dress party with a 1901 Chicago theme.

I can't seem to pin point an actual costume that would suit this era, also not sure if Chicago had something individual going on at this time.

So I thought I'd ask you, what would you wear ?

I've done all the googling, wiki-ing and ebaying I can and have come up with a huge variety of costumes hence my problem.

Any fashion gurus on here?

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They were still being heavily influenced by Paris fashions back then, bustles and slick suits for guys.

vintageblues.com/his…htm

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1901 Chicago Cubs top?

Abbot & Costello where Chicago based werent they? must be able to find something on them

Black Pin striped suit, The hat, and "spatz"

ODB_69;3210234

1901 Chicago Cubs top?Abbot & Costello where Chicago based werent they? … 1901 Chicago Cubs top?Abbot & Costello where Chicago based werent they? must be able to find something on them



They were New Jersey guys and a bit later in the day, 30's and 40's

Go as a baseball player

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bpv/images/c/c6/1901WhiteSox.jpg

The White Sox c1901

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choc1969;3210257

They were New Jersey guys and a bit later in the day, 30's and 40's


lol...sure I heard of a link from somehwere and just found it on Uncyclopedia...lol...not the right info then

ODB_69;3210299

lol...sure I heard of a link from somehwere and just found it on … lol...sure I heard of a link from somehwere and just found it on Uncyclopedia...lol...not the right info then



:giggle:

Original Poster

Thanks for the replies

Choc that link was very useful I hadn't managed to find anything specific to the American Edwardian Period

The baseball idea would be quite novel too, although the whole weekends event is related to Vampires so would probably go with the gown idea, I think it might be more suited.

I know this is more Marie Antoinette Era... but do you think there might be a way to add or remove from this to make it more suited to the 1901 period.... wishful thinking perhaps but it just seems like a more fun costume

http://i23.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/0d/d1/eed2_1_sbl.JPG

Thankyou

Kate

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kegan5;3210350

.... wishful thinking perhaps but it just seems like a more fun costume … .... wishful thinking perhaps but it just seems like a more fun costume :)ThankyouKate



my god indeed it is....



What you doing afterwards? fancy coming to mine? :whistling:

kegan5;3210350

Thanks for the replies :)Choc that link was very useful I hadn't managed … Thanks for the replies :)Choc that link was very useful I hadn't managed to find anything specific to the American Edwardian Period :)The baseball idea would be quite novel too, although the whole weekends event is related to Vampires so would probably go with the gown idea, I think it might be more suited.I know this is more Marie Antoinette Era... but do you think there might be a way to add or remove from this to make it more suited to the 1901 period.... wishful thinking perhaps but it just seems like a more fun costume :)ThankyouKate



Kate

A simple bit of floor length blue satin material (any bargin bucket job), stitch on a bias, easy to do and wear underneath

Ooh you got me excited back to my drama days

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choc1969;3210411

KateA simple bit of floor length blue satin material (any bargin bucket … KateA simple bit of floor length blue satin material (any bargin bucket job), stitch on a bias, easy to do and wear underneathOoh you got me excited back to my drama days



It's fab isn't it Nice thanks for that idea, I think I might go for this...bit of fun :)... could even try putting a pair of bloomers underneath ha ha or maybe not.

Great thankyou so much for the help

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Thats pretty cool, I'm quite short though so would look a bit odd in that costume I think hmmm.

I'm quite torn with ideas though now... I like the costume above if I'm honest but wonder if I'd just look like I'm really bad at history ha ha!

Actually i wonder if I could hitch up the longer piece of material on the Vampiresque style costume to prevent me from looking realllllyyyyyyyyyyy short Edwardian with a twist heh

I think either outfit would look really sexy....think Interview With a Vampire, especially the big Paris crypt scene

Hey

By the sounds of it your going to the twilight 3 day convention too!!!

i am also looking for costume ideas...that last image posted is EXACTLY what i think i want to be!! LOL...

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