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.) [link]The Costumer's Manifesto
(cluttered but deep, lots of good links hidden away in the fray) [link]Wikipedia
(surprisingly useful! Great for when you're trying to initially pin down a period.) [link]
For some unadulterated extant dress porn, Tumblr
is a fantastic point of reference:[link][link][link][link]BOOKS!
Some great overview/survey books:A History of Costume [link]What People Wore: 1,800 Illustrations from Ancient Times to the Early Twentieth Century [link]What People Wore When: A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society [link]Fashion (Taschen 25th Anniversary)
(amazing extant gowns) [link]
Any and all of the "fashion in detail" books:Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail [link]Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail [link]Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 - 1915 [link]Underwear: Fashion in Detail [link]Dress in Detail From Around the World [link]
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 [link]Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from "La Mode Illustree" [link]Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898 [link]
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.