I love early 20th century fancy dress for children. It’s so ridiculously cute, and occasionally completely un-PC.
I’m collecting photos and patterns and magazines related to it. Here are some images from my stash.
Awwwww! OK, not so much. You might have trouble wearing a lot of these costumes without getting teased or accused of being horribly insensitive.
The little Kate Greenaway frock is so cute!
The old lady! And the violet! And the garden path! Adorableness!
The one in the middle is a lavender sachet! How cute is that!
I want a kid just so I have an excuse to make the penguin costume! And the radish! When was the last time you saw a radish trick or treating!
Isn't Robin Hood charming? I love the bow on the black cat!
Great jester! And adorable 18th century gentleman! Try talking a little boy into wearing that today though...
The girl in the cap and gown is a co-ed! No-one would get it today!
So much cuteness - especially the powder puff, and Madame du Barry and her French Gentleman!
Kate Greenaway, Canterbury bells, Cornflowers and '19th century'. Sweet.
I'm trying to imagine a boy today 'liking' any of these, but I do!
What do you think? Are you going to inflict any of these on your kids? Did you wear anything particularly cute as a kid?