Well, well, well. Its that time again, isn't it? Yep, its time for me to pour forth the detritus of my overcrowded cranium all over you unsuspecting folks.
Ready? Good. Here goes.
The first item today is this promotional still from an 1881 theatrical production of a play called "The Forty Thieves". The actors are Kate Vaughn and E W Royce. What I find interesting about this is how the man's costume is actually, if inaccurate to place, at least relatively believable. The lady's costume is however completely fantastical and bears no relation whatever to the place or supposed time the play is set. Put your finger over the lowest part of her to obscure the pantaloons, (the only part of her costume that connects at all with an Arabian setting). Without the pantaloons what we have is an entirely acceptable, if a trifle ostentatious, evening dress of the 1880s.
Okay folks, that's all for this edition. Go out there and be FABULOUS.