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Jennet Scott in fancy dress, 1876

Jennet Scott in fancy dress, 1876 (Costume Cocktail)

Lady Herschell looking slightly unhappy as Night (costumes expressing ideas like night and day were quite common at fancy dress parties).

Costume Ball 4: Ladies only

Lady Herschell looking slightly unhappy as Night (costumes expressing ideas like night and day were quite common at fancy dress parties). The Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball in

LOUISE THE DUCHESS OF CONNAUGHT AS ANNE OF AUSTRIA | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Devonshire House Jubilee Costume Ball. Princess Louise, Duchess of Connaught, dressed as Anne of Austria (mother of Louis XIV).

A. Scott in fancy dress, 1887

A. Scott in fancy dress, 1887 (Costume Cocktail)

Egyptian Victoriana - I am so going to do this!

Arthur Henry Paget Stevens, dressed as Cleopatra for the 1875 Delmonico Ball. A costume ball. On BQWH for the History attire, although some try to call this Egyptian copy "Victorian"

Mrs. Juchereau de St. Denis Le Moine in fancy dress, 1876

Mrs. Juchereau de St. Denis Le Moine in fancy dress, 1876 (Costume Cocktail)

Denis Le Moine in fancy dress, 1876 (Costume Cocktail)

H.S.H. ("Daisy") Princess Henry of Pless, née Mary Theresa Olivia Cornwallis-West as The Queen of Sheba/Cleopatra. The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July 1897.

("Daisy") Princess Henry of Pless, née Mary Theresa Olivia Cornwallis-West as The Queen of Sheba/Cleopatra. The Devonshire House Ball, 2 July

The Ladies Churchill as Watteau shepherdesses,  at the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball, July 2, 1897. (Shepherdesses of course have always been a favourite dressing up role for the aristocracy, favoured by Marie Antoinette and even Louis XIV’s brother who was always called Monsieur.)

Fancy Dress 1897: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Ball

Fancy Dress the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Ball. The Ladies Churchill came as Watteau shepherdesses, which have always been a favourite dressing up role for the aristocracy, favoured by Marie Antoinette.

‘Fancy Dress Balls’: Get a load of this Victorian-era cosplay | Dangerous Minds

‘Fancy Dress Balls’: Get a load of this Victorian-era cosplay

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Previous Pinner: Could be used for Fancy Dress if you want to come as an Hungarian. CDV from Hungarian folk-style dress?

Miss Cantin in fancy dress, 1876

Miss Cantin in fancy dress, 1876 (Costume Cocktail)

Vicomte de Périgny and Mrs. Peter Cooper Hewitt in 1860's period costume, Hewitt Costume Ball, 1908; photograph by Davis & Eickenmeyer.  NYHS Image #30018.

Vicomte de Périgny and Mrs. Peter Cooper Hewitt in period costume, Hewitt Costume Ball, photograph by Davis & Eickenmeyer.

Classic from 'Fancy Dresses Described; or, What to Wear at Fancy Balls,' by Hold, Ardern, 1896

Classic from 'Fancy Dresses Described; or, What to Wear at Fancy Balls,' by Hold, Ardern, 1896

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Lady Meysey Thompson as Elizabeth Queen of Bohemia the aunt of Charles II and wife of the Elector Frederick V ; the Duchess of Devonshire’s Jubilee Costume Ball of 1897

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