25.10.13

Costumes of Days Gone




... Some funny, ghoulish, and otherwise absurd stylings going down through the ages ...


{  The Mad Hatter, circa 1800s }
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{ a little(r) Napoleon, circa mid-1800s. }


{ The Victorians in this photograph from France doesn't feature any costumes, per sé, but their light-hearted jesting does seem out of 'character' for the time period.  }
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{ Here's a photo of Mark Twain and his daughter, Susy, as Hero and Leandra circa 1890   }
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{  Actors in costumes from the Russian play The Blue Bird, 1908. }
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{ This photo from Germany shows a little role-reversal. }
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{ some dust-bowl children in home made masks.  }
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{ skeleton riders on skeleton horses! }
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photo by Edmund Kesting; 1945 }
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{ the original hipsters; 1950s }
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{ ski witches from the 1960s }
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{ goblins in New Orleans, 1967 }
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and a few of my favorite classic spooky films to [re]watch this season:

1. Dracula, directed by Tod Browning and staring Bela Lugosi; 1931.


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2.  Repulsion, directed by Roman Polanski and staring Catherine; 1965.



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3. Legend, directed by Ridley Scott and staring Tom Cruise (his first film), Mia Sara and the incomparable Tim Curry as Darkness; 1985.



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