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Afrofuturism1 avaThe film “Black Panther” already became famous and many people’s favorite. And its makers must thank the costume designers for that. The outfits of Wakandans really are perfect and authentic and symbolic. “Black Panther” costumes display Afrofuturism. Let’s find out what the costume designer of this movie has to say about using African traditional clothing as stage costumes. Where did she get inspiration? What tribes and cultures can be recognized in the decorations? What tricks did the film crew have to use to fit such unusual costumes into the shooting process?

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Victorian hair avaWhat hairstyles did women wear in the Victorian era, in the 1870s? Did they use wigs and why? Was hair dyeing popular and acceptable or not? What did Victorian men think of their women’s hair tricks? And, by the way, did males use wigs along with females? Let’s try to answer all of these questions and some more. You should know that Victorian era wasn’t as starchy and ceremonious as we tend to think.

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Sporran avaThe folk dress of Scotland is pretty popular and famous, so perhaps you already know something about it. But we might reveal new facts and details of it in this article. Or at least, we’d like to share the photos of some cute Scottish garments and accessories. The authentic clothing is always wonderful, and weird for the outsiders, and skillfully made, and just plain beautiful.

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Dirndl dress avaA lot of people think that German traditional women’s dress is very pretty and even kind of sexy. Well, it definitely is feminine and it’s cut so that it visually improves a female figure and highlights her natural curves. The dirndl suits most of the women, regardless of the body type. But there is much more to it than just a deep decollete and puffy sleeves. Let’s look at the German dirndl a little bit closer and talk about its details.

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Quattrocento avaThe clothing in Quattrocento and Cinquecento periods differed from each other much, but also, it had a lot of similar features. The traditional garments worn in Europe in the 1400s-1500s made a great influence on world fashion and even on modern fashion trends and ideas. Modern fashion designers today sometimes use terms like “Quattrocento palette” or “Quattrocento hairstyle”. Have you ever wondered what that means? Let’s find out together.

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KSU Museum avaAmerican history of fashion is rather special. People in the US usually consider the clothing of first settlers as its beginning. That’s why the exhibition of the Kent State University Museum shows vintage garments of the mid-1700s as the oldest pieces in the collection. In this article, we’ll demonstrate the close-ups of various dresses and other clothing articles of the 18th – the beginning of the 19th century. Also, you’ll find out some curious facts about American and European fashion.

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Black Panther avaThis is the second article that features the stage costumes of the “Black Panther” movie characters. In the first one, we talked about the main people of Wakanda; here, we’ll review the outfits of other principal characters and the adorable African style of their clothing. We’ll also share with you the background of these stage costumes and the African tribal outfits that has inspired the costume designers. So, the characters whose attire we’ll review are River Tribe people, Dora Milaje, Okoye, Erik Killmonger, Border Tribe people, W’Kabi, Mining Tribe people, Jabari Tribe people, and M’Baku.

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hanbok2 avaThere are thousands of different national costumes in the world. Which of them are the most beautiful? That totally is a subjective opinion. Also, who has a right to define such things? Each and every folk dress is charming in its way. But still, people tend to like ratings. So, we offer you one of the top-10 ratings of best traditional costumes of the world that we’ve found on YouTube. Whether your opinion matches this rating or not, you can still learn something new about the national outfits of these 10 countries.

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Shapan avaHave you ever thought about trying another country’s national dress on? What would it feel like? Would it feel comfortable or strange? Would you look different? One man decided to try to wear Kazakh national outfit and share his thoughts and feelings.

Kazakhstan is a country with a rather weak political influence in the world, but its culture is very rich and unique. Locals traditionally are used to showing their status with their attire. That’s why there is so much gold embroidery, expensive fabrics, and costly furs in the Kazakh traditional dress.

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Wakanda avaThe 2018 movie “Black Panther” could be declared the best film ever in the area of using African folk clothing as stage costumes. These attires show the African flavor like no other. Black Panther costume designers did a very good job creating the outfits of Black Panther characters, including jewels, accessories, and makeup. Many of the fabrics were even handmade using traditional methods. But let’s take a closer look at the clothes of Black Panther’s main characters: T’Challa, Shuri, Ramonda, Zuri, and Nakia.

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Gentleman avaThere are dozens of articles and videos about female clothing in the 18th century. But what about men? How did they look like? What articles of clothes were used by the 18th-century gentlemen? What accessories did they wear? Did they use the help of servants while getting dressed? What tips and tricks did tailors use at that time to make a gentleman’s life easier? Come on, let’s find the answers to all of those questions.

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Clog avaFor centuries, Dutch people wore their traditional wooden shoes called “clogs” or “klompen”. This footwear seems odd and totally bizarre for outsiders, but it has a certain very important purpose: to protect the feet from mechanical damage and to help locals cope with the dirt and mud (typical for the damp Dutch climate). No cloth or leather shoes could do the deed as good as wooden clogs. But let’s see how these shoes are made by a famous Dutch craftsman Mr. Beekhuiszen from Eemnes, the Netherlands. He makes every pair by his hands and the simplest tools, rather than industrially carve them.

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Gutrah avaThe Arab countries are known, among other things, for their famous male headscarves. These items are worn to protect the head from the hot sun and sand. The tradition of using different headcovers is ancient-long in the Middle East. Today, we’d like to show you the right way – or rather ways – of wearing the headdress called “gutrah”. Also, you’ll learn 5 various ways of draping the cloth over the head.

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hanbok avaIt is said that the national costume of Korea – the hanbok – appeared during the famous Three Kingdoms period. But, of course, every dynasty had their own fashion trends, tastes, and clothing traditions. So the hanbok was changing profoundly during the last 2,000 years. Let’s find out what changes did it undergo and what fashion tendencies were there during the Baekje, Goguryeo, and Silla Kingdoms of Korea.