19th Century Costumes

19th Century Costumes

Enter the19th Century

This is the era of the Industrial Revolution. The world grew rapidly and the unique historical icons of this period are still alive today. Dress up in authentic Victorian clothing as Sherlock Holmes, that dapper crime solving gentleman in a duster coat. Jack the Ripper murdered the prostitutes of London much to Scotland Yardís chagrin. Put on a show with the romantic Gothic fashion of early Europe. Itís easy. This is the time when Mary Shelly wrote Frankenstein and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde captured everyoneís imagination.

After the defeat of the French Empire and Napoleon Bonaparte, the Pax Britannica, encouraged international trade, and battled rampant high seas piracy. The French sold the Louisiana Purchase to the United States just so that you can enjoy a little Manifest Destiny tonight. Lincoln was assassinated and the Civil War between the Union and Confederacy came to a dramatic end.

Early American Costumes

Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier, went west and pioneered the settlement of the territories on the other shore of the Mississippi River. You too can ride a wild horse on the Pony Express. Get in gunfight at the O.K. Corral. All kids love to play cowboys, or cowgirls, and Indians. Itís Sitting Bull against General Custer. Each of these memorable scenarios can be played out on the school theater stage or in a historical reenactment in your own back yard.

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