Cycling Costume 1890’s, Photos

15 Jul
Cycling Costume 1890’s, Photos

It’s odd, last week I posted a set of photos that I really liked, but the photos were of a project I wasn’t very happy with. And this week it’s the other way around! I’m really pleased with this costume, but I don’t think these photos do it justice. I hope to get more photos of it in the future, but with the weather we’ve been having I don’t think that will happen any time soon.

On the bright side, I also took video footage of this costume for my Costume Spotlight series, and i’m actually much happier with how it looks there! So if you’d like to see it in motion i’d suggest checking out this video.

I’ll be making a page with a summary of this project soon, along with links to all the posts related to it. But in the mean time, all the posts about this costume can be found under this tag – and the post about the foundation garments that are worn underneath it can be found here.

These first few photos were taken outside an abandoned church – it’s right around the corner from a bikers bar, and I thought it would be hilarious to go there and get photos of this costume with a “bike” but I wasn’t sure anyone there would find it as funny as me, so I did not.

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Then we went to a park for more photos. In these photos the sleeves are stuffed to add volume.

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Sorry for the wrinkly bloomers – sitting in the car really did an number on them!

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And that’s it!

Thanks for viewing!


Posted by on July 15, 2016 in 19th century, Completed Costumes


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9 responses to “Cycling Costume 1890’s, Photos

  1. Katie M

    July 15, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    You really need a nice old bicycle in these photos to make them complete. It’s a fun outfit.

  2. Kelley Gaston

    July 15, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    You are so inspiring! All of your projects I’ve seen are made so perfectly. You have an amazing gift. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me, and lots of others. I can’t wait to see what your next creation will be.

  3. Allan Wadkowski

    July 16, 2016 at 9:47 am

    You and the costume look stunning. A few of the photos could have been more effectively framed.

    You are so right about the shoes!

  4. Victoria @RufflesandGrace

    July 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    WOW! Despite the fact that you aren’t happy with the pictures, the outfit and you really are gorgeous and amazing! Great job! You always have such awesome creations!

  5. KimonoKiste

    July 17, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    wow!! this is amazing! such a perfect costume! the pose, makeup and style is great too! i am speechless!!!

  6. Désirée

    July 17, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Most bikers I know are always happy to show off their bikes – no matter what you’re wearing. Great job, this costume is amazing. It reminds me of the costume Anne Shirley wears in the very beginning of the old PBS miniseries “Anne of Avonlea” – and that’s a good thing.

  7. Inismore

    July 20, 2016 at 1:19 am

    That costume is simply stunning and you completely rock it!

    As for the photos–I could be wrong, but they look to me like they were taken around noon or early afternoon, when the light outside is very harsh. It is very hard to take photos around that time of the day (only if you’re outside, of course 😀 ). Most photographers aim to take their pictures one or two hours before sunset (or early in the morning) when the light is softer and more flattering. Maybe that might help next time? (That being said, most of your other costume pictures are complete pieces of art!)

  8. Colleen Sweby

    September 30, 2016 at 2:44 am

    I really like your work. How did you draft the pattern for the blue polker dot dress


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