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October 31, 2019 1:38 PM   Subscribe

Bernadette Banner is here to straighten us out on 500 Years of “Historical” Halloween Costumes. (SLYT)
posted by jocelmeow (9 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
Very cool and her illustrations are definitely worth more than $1, so I hope the auction got more than that. It's interesting how much we don't know about the way women dressed.
posted by The_Vegetables at 2:38 PM on October 31, 2019

Looks like all of her illustrations are up to ~$140, with 13 hours remaining.

Great video! I'll check out her other stuff.
posted by hopeless romantique at 2:44 PM on October 31, 2019 [3 favorites]

Clicks link.

Did I just want 20 minutes of period fashion explanation masquerading as entertainment?

I've never heard of Bernadette Banner before, but this is what the web was made for: someone posting wonderfully informative and entertaining content about their passion. Thanks for posting.
posted by grimjeer at 4:03 PM on October 31, 2019 [17 favorites]

That was full on awesome!
posted by evilDoug at 4:40 PM on October 31, 2019

I Grew Up in a Corset. Time to Bust Some Myths. (Ft. Actual Research)

In retrospect, it makes sense that corsets are support garments.
posted by danielparks at 5:02 PM on October 31, 2019 [3 favorites]

I've always thought a corset made more sense than modern bras in a lot of ways. Possibly for sports too as sports bras are so uncomfortable. I might have to get one eventually and try it.
posted by fshgrl at 6:25 PM on October 31, 2019 [1 favorite]

This video showed up in my recommendations a few days ago. I'm not particularly knowledgeable about fashion, sewing, or costuming, and I don't have all that much personal interest in them, but I do like listening to knowledgeable, passionate people talk about their subjects. This was great, and I enjoyed watching several more videos by Bernadette Banner. I shared them with my wife and now I think she wants to make her Lady Sherlock Holmes outfit.
posted by biogeo at 7:16 PM on October 31, 2019 [1 favorite]

Wearing any kind of actually well fit corset whilst doing sport - at least any sport that involves moving the trunk/core of your body - would be a very, very bad idea.

The one exception to this might be certain kinds of weight lifting, and a weight support belt is related to, but is not, a corset for very good phisology reasons.
posted by Faintdreams at 4:18 AM on November 1, 2019

I have watched all of her videos since Lexica posted this last year. They are variously about design, construction, shopping for materials, traveling to costume events and, my favorite, historically accurate hand sewing techniques. Highly recommend.
posted by Botanizer at 7:01 AM on November 1, 2019

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