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Historical clothing

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:54 pm
by rise13eyond
So I'm looking for some more good sources for images of historical clothing, for artistic purposes. I use them for inspiration, and google just isn't reliable. It just comes up with anything slightly relevant and half the sites it brings up don't have any pictures. I love my historical dolls to be accurate.

Re: Historical clothing

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:49 pm
by paperraine
Okay! So generally manuscripts and effigies are gonna be your best friend, especially for the dark age to renaissance timeframes.
http://manuscriptminiatures.com/
http://effigiesandbrasses.com/

Reeinactors are also a wealth of knowledge, and searching "[timeframe] reeinactment" will usually get you what you want. (make sure it has sources though!)
My group references Rosalie for a lot of our 14thc stuff, for example.
https://rosaliegilbert.com/sitemap.html

Also if you come up dry, don't be afraid to message reeinactors for sources and databases. Their job is to educate, after all!