\The vagaries of fashion throughout the ages are a source of endless interest, not only as indication of our infinite capacity for invention, but also because of the relationship of costume to shifting cultural patterns. Laver presents in this classic study the underlying motives of fashion as well as a survey of the history of costume. He describes the means which have been adopted to satisfy the three functions of clothes: protection, expression of the personality by sartorial display, and attractiveness to others. The momentous invention of the needle (some 40,000 years ago), making possible the sewing together of pelts, and the subsequent introduction of weaving, launched the development of costume as we know it. All the major historical landmarks -- the Renaissance, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the emancipation of women, the two world wars -- wrought profound changes in attitudes to dress: with matchless skill and panache Laver related the development of costume and fashion to these social changes. A new final chapter by Christina Probert brings the history up to the present day [sic] with a detailed discussion of the enormous variety of postwar styles, including the New Look, the mini, and punk-influenced clothes. James Laver (1899-1975) was keeper of t...
Whether you keep your superhero identity undercover or display it – DC Comics and Rubie's have teamed up to create this fun and easy-to-wear costume top! Costume T-Shirts are available in a variety of superhero choices, including Supergirl, Superman, Batman, Robin, and Wonder Woman, with styles for men, women, and children. Supergirl T-Shirt is 95% cotton and 5% Spandex with a removable 100% polyester cape
This handsome collection pays tribute to 7 great Hollywood designers including Travis Banton, Jean Louis, Irene, and Orry-Kelly. 2 female figures — with separate attachable heads for each star — model exquisite gowns created for Leigh (Gone with the Wind), Turner (Ziegfeld Girl), Dietrich (Shanghai Express), others. 2 dolls and 30 full-color costumes.
Alan Lee, the beloved illustrator of many of Houghton Mifflin’s Tolkien editions, and a talented team of other artists, including the renowned Tolkien illustrator John Howe, have spent more than three years creating the sets, props, creatures, and locations that truly bring Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life. Hobbiton, Rivendell, and Minas Tirith are no longer designations on the map. Literally hundreds of designers and craftspeople have been painstakingly adding authentic cultural details to each of more than 48,000 separate objects shown in The Fellowship of the Ring, from armor to props to architecture. All this and more is shown in Gary Russell’s lavishly illustrated book. Russell spent time on the set in New Zealand, conducting interviews with director Peter Jackson, special effects guru Richard Taylor, art directors Paul Lasainne, Dan Hennah, and Chris Hennah, costumer Ngila Dickson, and Alan Lee and John Howe. Featuring everything from pencil sketches to the finished objects, his book gives detailed descriptions of why and how this groundbreaking film looks as exciting as it does. The millions of fans dazzled by the results will find here everything they want to know about the genesis and evolution of the movie’s incredible look.
Officially licensed Ghostbuster pet costume includes shirt and inflatable backpack. IMPORTANT! Not all costumes will fit all breeds without some adjustment, consider your pets’ shape and the costume style. CONSULT THE RUBIE’S PET SIZE CHART and watch the measuring instructions video before selecting size. Combine with other Ghostbuster pet or people costumes – including Slimer and Stay Puft – for a fun group look. Family-owned, family-focused, and based in the U.S.A. since 1950, Rubie’s has classic and licensed costumes, accessories, and décor in sizes and styles for everyone – of course they’d remember your four-legged best friend!
8 basic box designs and 13 projects offer unlimited creative options. Finalist in the USA Book News Best Book Awards.
Become the legendary Caped Crusader and save Gotham city from the joker's hostile takeover in our Batman LEGO movie prestige costume. It not only comes with the structured minifigure tunic features batman's iconic print on front and back, dimensional fabric belt sewn onto bodice and detachable cape, but it also includes the structured minifigure pants completing the ultimate LEGO Batman look just like from the movie!.
A star-studded cast of 24 film legends from the '40s to the '60s includes Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Natalie Wood, and many other silver screen luminaries, plus 96 perfectly accurate costumes from their best movies. Captions identify the film and year of each outfit plus brief bios are included for each actress.