Resources

Dear Readers,
   Here you will find everything I've found useful - links to wig websites, online costume collections, how-to sites, fabric stores, must-have books, and favourite movies.  I will add to this list again and again as I find new sites online that I find useful for us wacky 18th c. costumers!  Links in bold are those I have particularly useful.  Have at it!...

Fabric & Trim
Wigs
Hats
18th c. General Stores, Costumiers, & Suttlers
18th c. Shoes & Accessories
Research
Books on Costume
Movies Set in the 18th c.
  • Marie Antoinette - a fantastic production starring Kirsten Dunst.  Uber-costume-win.
  • The Duchess - Kiera Knightly, Ralph Fiennes, beautiful costumes, heavy plot.
  • Dangerous Liaisons - the go-to costume movie of the 1980s, with John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves (lol?), Michelle Pfeiffer.  A film about seduction.
  • Jefferson in Paris - interesting movie with some beautiful costumes, following Thomas Jefferson's ambassadorship in France at the end of the 18th c.
  • The Affair of the Necklace - bad plot, great late 18th c. costumes!
Sewing Patterns for 18th c. Costuming
Useful Bits