NOTE: If you know of a great resource and it's not listed, please e-mail Nico Gustafson with the suggestion.
Historical Emporium: historicalemporium.com - great men's clothing
Darcy Clothing: https://www.darcyclothing.com/collections/mens-shirts - amazing men's outfits
Victorian Choice: victorianchoice.com
Red Threaded redthreaded.com - best corsets made in Colorado.
Antique Dresses: antiquedress.com
Antique Dresses: antique-gown.com/en
Ebay: ebay.com - Search “Victorian Clothing” or “Civil War” or “Victorian Jewelry”, “Gloves” etc. (Google historic photos of similar items to make sure they have correctly labeled items as Victorian)
Disguises: 303-462-0401 address: 9797 W. Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Co 80215 - costume rental place if you want to just give one of our events a try. They also sell costumes, as well as wigs, masks and accessories.
Do not forget to use THRIFT STORES and even antique stores. They can have a better price than it would cost to make something yourself (some antique stores carry things on consignment and reproductions now also). They are especially great for tuxes, jewelry, furs, hats, shoes, gloves, formal and wedding dresses that can be dyed or torn apart and remade, or layered and used as-is.
UNIQUE THRIFT STORES: savers.com/unique
BRASS ARMADILLO Antique Mall:brassarmadillo.com
Facebook Marketplace: only on your phone app. but you can search for curtains for fabric, antiques, anything under the sun, and it's all local.
Costumes4Less: costumes4less.com Often look very Halloween costume but can work in a pinch and be spruced up by adding your own details or using as a foundation that you put other things over (They have a changing list of categories, sometimes they have, for example a Victorian swim suit, some times nothing Victorian).
Masonville Mercantile: masonvillemerc.com great men’s hats, vests, women’s clothing, as well as accessories.
Victorian Jewelry: victorianelegancejewelry.com
Make your own jewelry: vintagejewelrysupplies.com
Ornamental Beads: ornabead.com - make custom hatpins, “cameos”. Order on-line or better yet, go into their store in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
Penny River Costumes: pennyriver.etsy.com - custom order embroidered stockings (wool, cotton or silk).
Patters: lulus.com sewing-patterns-and-guides-for-historical-clothing-and-costumes
Corset-making supplies: corsetmaking.com
Farthingales Corset Making Supplies: farthingalescorsetmakingsupplies.com
Truly Victorian for historically accurate Victorian patterns: trulyvictorian.net
Wearing History for historically accurate patterns: wearinghistory.clothing
Patterns of Time: patternsoftime.com
The Recollections of J.P. Ryan for historically accurate patterns: jpryan.com
Eva Dress for vintage sewing patterns: evadress.com
Machine embroidering patterns and lessons: romanticrecollections.com
Royal Fashion Classes: futurelearn.com
Fabrics: fashionfabricsclub.com - purchased on line and shipped to you.
amazon.com or ebay.com - when you get to these sites do a search “Vintage Lace” or “Vintage Buttons” or “Feathers”, etc. (Again we recommend you do an internet search of historic photos of similar items to make sure they have correctly labeled items as Victorian).
Guli Productions guliproductions.com - sign up for her newsletter. She organizes lots of balls and events and her dance instructions are the best in the country
Shoes: americanduchess.com - amazing period shoes copied after extant pieces
Millinery, Corset and Other Supplies: Richard the Thread: richardthethread.com
Hair Supplies: BNGhair.com - for strands of fake hair that you can make into braids and buns to clip into your own hair.
Pinterest: pinterest.com - for countless images of period dresses and accessories.
Auction House with antique garments: kerrytaylorauctions.com
Also see Ornamental beads above.
If a link doesn't work, please bring it to our webmaster attention, and in the alternative, copy and paste the name of the group onto FB's search window. The names are identical to what they are called on FB. These groups have been a tremendous resource in learning about the history of the period.
Beauty from Ashes: beauty4ashes7.blogspot.com - incredible tutorials
Pride and Prejudice - any version
Somewhere in Time
Hysteria - Amazon Prime
The President's Mistress - Amazon Prime - it's in French, and a true story
INFO FOR OTHER STATES/COUNTRIES:
Victorian Alliance of San Francisco: victorianalliance.org
Prior Attire - UK: priorattire.co.uk