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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:

ON THE INTERNET!
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.) demodecouture.com/links/
The Costumer's Manifesto (cluttered but deep, lots of good links hidden away in the fray) www.costumes.org/
Wikipedia (surprisingly useful!  Great for when you're trying to initially pin down a period.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_…
For some unadulterated extant dress porn, Tumblr is a fantastic point of reference:
oldrags.tumblr.com
defunctfashion.tumblr.com
omgthatdress.tumblr.com
yeoldefashion.tumblr.com

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

Any and all of the "fashion in detail" books:
Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail www.amazon.com/Nineteenth-Cent…
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail www.amazon.com/Seventeenth-Eig…
Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 - 1915 www.amazon.com/Fashioning-Fash…
Underwear: Fashion in Detail www.amazon.com/Underwear-Fashi…
Dress in Detail From Around the World www.amazon.com/Dress-Detail-Ar…

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 www.amazon.com/Victorian-Edwar…
Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from "La Mode Illustree" www.amazon.com/Victorian-Edwar…
Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898 www.amazon.com/Victorian-Fashi…

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. :)
-C
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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.tumblr.com/post/76245…
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shoomlah Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's posted on DeviantArt already as well!
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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!
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Fawnwatcher Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for these!
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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.
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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?
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shoomlah Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
there are a bunch that cover the medieval period in this list!
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frank2791 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh lol. Whoops. Thank you!
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TheUmagineer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've reblogged this on tumblr, but just to be safe...
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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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