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The Costume Page

By Julie Zetterberg Sardo
This site provides links to the history and design of costumes for the benefit of those who study and/or make costumes: costumers, students, historical re-enactors, science fiction fans, professionals, amateurs, dancers, theatrical costumers, trick-or-treaters, writers, researchers, and all those interested in fashion, textile art, and costume history. There are over 1,000 unique links listed on these pages to museums, Halloween costumes, how to make costumes, theatrical costuming, history of costuming, ethnic costumes, and much more.

Created in 1995-2007

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Curriculum Areas:History/Social Science
Themes/Keywords: costumes
Halloween
theatre


Vocabulary
costume, costumer, textile, fabric, make-up, armor, accessories, kilts


Essential Question(s)
1. How has clothing changed through time?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What similarities and differences are evident in clothing from different times in history?
2. What might future clothing consist of?
3. What is the purpose of clothing?

Extension and Activities
1. Challenge students to compare clothing from two or more time periods and share their findings, with ideas about why clothing changes.
2. Suggest that students put on a play that was written for a particular time period and then, keeping the dialogue the same, change the time period and the costumes. What difference does this make in the impact of the play?


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