Costume & Set Design

  • Costume Image Database
    index to selected images used in the study of fashion and costume at Columbia College Library
  • The Costume Page
    over 2,000 unique links listed. Some of them cover more than one area of interest
  • Elizabethan Costuming Homepage
  • The History of Costume by Braun & Scheider
    online edition of "History of Costume" or "Zur Geschichte der Kostüme",  printed from 1861 to 1880 in Munich by the publishing firm of Braun and Schneider. An excellent source for students who are studying the history of fashion and for costume designers
  • Milieux: The Costume Site
    Online Costuming Sources for Historical, Science Fiction & Fantasy Costumers
  • Period and Style for Designers
    Hugh Lester's links at Tulane University
  • Project 2000: The International Theatre Design Archive - Costume Designers Indexed by Designer
  • Project 2000: The International Theatre Design Archive - Scene Designs Indexed by Designer
  • Richard's Costume Links
    page maintained by Richard Finkelstein
  • Historical Scenic Collection
    Northern Illinois University/ Lyric Opera of Chicago: a comprehensive depository of primary scenic materials from the American Operatic theatre at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries
  • The Theatre Design & Technical Jobs Page
    designed to help the "behind-the-scenes" people in the live entertainment industry find work, and to help entertainment groups fill their job openings
  • The Costume Museum - The rebirth of the Tale of Genij
    (Kyoto, Japan) The Costume Museum first opened its doors in 1974. Since then the museum has exhibited life-size dolls dressed in the varied and beautiful garments along the accessories worn throughout Japan's history. In October 1998, the Costume Museum opened its latest addition to the museum, the Spring Palace of the Rokujyo-in. Using The Tale of Genji as a stage background, the costumes and life of the nobility of the Heian Period are exhibited in one-quarter scale. The juni-hitoe (ceremonial role of court ladies) and furniture of the period are faithfully reproduced in scale and placed in the palace rooms. A portion of one room is reproduced in full scale
  • The Museum of Costume
    (Bath, UK) The Museum of Costume has a substantial collection of both men and women’s fashionable dress from the 18th century
  • The Costume Society
    (London, UK) formed in 1965 to promote the study of costume and its history, and to help in the preservation of significant examples of historical and contemporary dress
  • Costume Museum of Canada
    (Dugald, The Forks, Manitoba) The Costume Museum of Canada (CMC) is home to a collection of 35,000 artifacts spanning 400 years. The renowned collection represents the identity of everyday Canadians, urban and rural, public and private, through the garments that they made, purchased and wore.
  • Bissonnette on Costume - A Visual Dictionary of Fashion
    Kent State University Museum (Kent, Ohio, US): In the 1960's, Shannon Rodgers began collecting what is now considered one of the finest period costume collections in the United States.  Today the collection totals almost 20,000 pieces of costume. The Museum's Site offers an interesting Dictionary of Fashion
  • The Museum for Textiles
    (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) The Museum for Textiles' permanent collection has been built over 20 years through the efforts of dedicated collectors and donors. It now numbers over 8,000 pieces and includes fabrics, ceremonial cloths, garments, carpets, quilts, and related artifacts from around the world. Over 35 countries are represented in the collection which is exhibited on a rotating basis
  • Folk Costumes Around the Globe
    A project of the International Education and Resource Network
  • PropPeople
    a new site, intended as a central meeting place for the props community on the Internet