Vintage Costumes Inspirations Book

Vintage Costumes Inspirations Book

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A retro costume look book, featuring over one hundred fabulous mid-century costume illustrations.

A great costume can come from a simple idea. We offer the images in this book to spark your imagination. The serious crafter can find elaborate outfits to challenge his or her skill, and the more casual creator can be inspired by discovering how a few simple details can make a striking costume.

Most of the images in this book are from mid-century French and German costume magazines and catalogs, full of wildly creative pictures and ideas. The publisher's challenge was in editing down their favorites to a reasonable number.

They had to include:
• An artist's palette (complete with paintbrush hat)
• A carrot with carrot frond mask
• A box of chocolate (for the ambitious costumer)
• A horoscope
• A high-tension wire.

You can practically hear the martini shakers and the Tijuana Brass playing when you open this book.

Perfect for that sultry Mid-Century Halloween Costume or New Year's Masquerade/Dress Up Party costume.

Be inspired and let your imagination take off!

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