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For all of you asking about good costuming resources in regards to my historical Disney princesses, here's an initial list:

Demode Couture (There are so many links I could post that are already compiled and organized beautifully on Kendra VanCleave's site.  Absolutely worth your time.)
The Costumer's Manifesto (cluttered but deep, lots of good links hidden away in the fray)
Wikipedia (surprisingly useful!  Great for when you're trying to initially pin down a period.)…
For some unadulterated extant dress porn, Tumblr is a fantastic point of reference:

Some great overview/survey books:
A History of Costume…
What People Wore: 1,800 Illustrations from Ancient Times to the Early Twentieth Century…
What People Wore When: A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society…
Fashion (Taschen 25th Anniversary) (amazing extant gowns)…

Any and all of the "fashion in detail" books:
Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail…
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail…
Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 - 1915…
Underwear: Fashion in Detail…
Dress in Detail From Around the World…

For sheer variety during the Victorian/Edwardian eras, any photographic books or collections of fashion plates are great:
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey…
Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from "La Mode Illustree"…
Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898…

I'm sure I have more (I know I have more, in fact), so I'll try to keep updating this on a regular basis. :)
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SeerWalker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Anyone looking here should definitely check out her updated post on Tumblr! There is so much more.…
shoomlah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's posted on DeviantArt already as well!
BunnyLuvzit Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
As a clothes horse and a history buff (and all-around Disney fan), this list made my day!  Thanks so much for posting it!
Fawnwatcher Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for these!
Jherminia2737 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
This is so helpful for me and the work I do!  Thank you for this it saves a lot time!  I love all of your Historical Princesses!  Can't wait to see what's next.
frank2791 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Most of these links focus mostly on 16th-19th century fashion. Would you happen to have any sites you like to use to research 12th-14th century fashion?
shoomlah Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
there are a bunch that cover the medieval period in this list!
frank2791 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh lol. Whoops. Thank you!
TheUmagineer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've reblogged this on tumblr, but just to be safe...
DemonAngelSakina Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. 
I was actually going to ask you if you for this same information so I could research for an idea I had for a character dress design I'm working on.
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