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Buying a Costume

If you can afford it, having your own costume made by an expert will give you the best result, and can be worth it if you will be wearing it often.

However, bespoke tailored clothes are a considerable investment. Some outfits, particularly military ones with lots of gold braid and special headgear, can easily cost over £1,000. This also means that you will want them to be properly authentic.

However, some ready-made costumes are available and there are some expert individuals who will make you an authentic bespoke outfit at more moderate cost.

We are always looking to expand our lists, for the benefit of everybody.

A list of Places to Buy Regency Costumes or Accessories

(Suggested by our Visitors)

Regency Dresses, Corsets, Underwear, Bonnets and Outerwear
Reasonable prices
Brilliant at sourcing fine Indian fabric
Makes beautiful bespoke and 'off-the-peg' historical reproduction Regency gowns.
Costumes by Cloisters (formerly Cloisters Inspirations UK)
Designers & creators of Regency costumes for women, men & children. Quality creations at affordable prices. Full bespoke service provided, or purchase from our online store. Dresses, gowns, spencers, pelisse, tailcoats, period shirts, fall front breeches, waistcoats, et al.
Regency and Historical costumes
For Purchase Man's coat from £300 Ladies gown from £100 Man's shirt from £35 Ladies' Spencer, Georgian Top Hat, Waistcoat
Dancing Shoes for men and ladies
Harr Shoes (Germany)
Reproduction period shoes
Jas. Townsend and son inc
A wide range of clothing and other goods appropriate for 1750 to 1840 -
Under Directory/Retailers, gives addresses for many dance suppliers - e.g. Gamba, Katz, Bloch
Ostrich and other feathers
Regency women's wear: Dresses, Headwear and Outerwear.
19th Century shoes and boots
Handsewn boots and shoes
beautiful handmade garments for ladies and gents
Sherri Light at Farthingale Historical Hats
The cheapest she does is a trimmed bergere (a Georgian hat, fine for 1800) at £20, with simple trimmed straw bonnets and velvet soft hats at £35 plus postage, and fancy silk bonnets at lots more! She can make things to match an outfit. Make sure you specify that you want silk ribbons etc, or you may end up with trimmings from nylon etc. Sherri also supplis antique parasols.
Canadian company - Purveyors of finest quality goods for lovers of heritage, historical, and reproduction items. Sells a wide range of items including silk stockings, sewing patterns, Military re-enactment, etc.
Expensive old and antique buttons
Fans, Parasols and canes. Men's shirts. Ladies' Linen Chemise, Gloves Men's and ladies' Linen buttons & buckles. Feathers, Top Hats, Over knee stockings
They do custom period wigs and hairpieces also sells on ebay under name wigstylesdesign . 18 years of hairstyling
Authentic ~ Hand finished ~ Quality Made Clothing
Historically Detailed Gowns and Accessories
Vtaca International
Ballet shoes, Jazz shoes, Gloves

We are always looking to expand our lists, for the benefit of everybody.

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