PELISSE

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Silk Pelisse, Museum of London, c. 1823

A pelisse or pelisse-coat, a kind of women’s outer garment which could be made in everything from the lightest silk to heavy fur. It was worn over a gown but could look like a gown itself, especially when floor length like this garment. The pelisse was made for a trousseau in 1823 for the wedding of the grandmother of the donor.

The intricate decoration is made from rouleaux applied in floral shapes, and trimmed with wire wrapped in silk thread which stands out from the garment in loops at the ends. By the 1820s the high ‘Empire’ waistline is starting to drop towards the natural waist again. The 'Vandyke’ style of the pointed shoulder pieces are one of the historical clothing references fashionable at the time.

Medieval Women's Clothing, A Masterpost of Sorts

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Aprons: Used by middle- and lower-class women, they could be a variety of colors.

Barbe: A pleated piece of linen similar to the barbette and widows, it was worn underneath the chin or widows and over the chin to denote a noblewoman.

Barbette: A linen band that wrapped around the head, under the chin. It was usually pinned.

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It’s the last song at a twenty one pilots concert and Josh and Tyler just walk off stage without saying “we’re twenty one pilots and so are you.” They never do encores so everyone assumes it’s over, except the lights don’t come on. In fact all of the stage lights go off and it’s completely dark so nobody sees them come back on stage wearing black parade jackets. Tyler plays the intro to Welcome To The Black Parade and a single spotlight falls on him. He sings the first stanza or so then after “to join the black parade” and the guitar starts more lights come on to reveal Fall Out Boy, also wearing black parade jackets. Patrick sings the next part of the song. Then after the slight pause in the song, out comes Panic! At the Disco, in the black parade jackets. Brendon sings up until “I could not care at all” Gerard sings “do or die you’ll never make me” then more lights come on to reveal My Chemical Romance in its entirety (also wearing the jackets of course) to perform the rest of the song. When it’s over each band introduces themselves, include My Chemical Romance announcing their return. Then Tyler and Josh say “we’re twenty one pilots and so are you” and the show is over.

Medieval Clothing, a Masterpost of Sorts

This is meant as an information resource for creative folk, not a complete guide. Be sure to supplement this with additional research. Find the rest of the series, including the previous posts on clergynobilitycommon medieval jobsdivinationspirit animalsmythical creaturesstructuring an armymedieval punishmentsarmorpre-gunpowder weaponssiege warfarecastle anatomy, and common terms of medieval life.

This post includes women’smen’s, and children’s medieval clothing terminology, materials, colors, as well as a note on medieval shoes.

Medieval Women’s Clothing Terminology

Aprons: Used by middle- and lower-class women, they could be a variety of colors.

Barbe: A pleated piece of linen similar to the barbette and widows, it was worn underneath the chin or widows and over the chin to denote a noblewoman.

Barbette: A linen band that wrapped around the head, under the chin. It was usually pinned.

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Differences in Raoul’s Hussar costume around the world. Things to notice:

  • The shoulder-worn top jacket with fur is called a “pelisse”, the main jacket is called a “dolman”. A period Hussar uniform would have both; the pelisse was always worn slung over one shoulder as a cape.
  • Some stage dolmans are closed with zippers, other with snap buttons. The pelisse is usually attached to the dolman with a big clasp at one shoulder, so the gold band across the chest is purely ornamental
  • A Hussar uniform from the 19th century, especially the early 19th century, would have a snut, tight-fitting and short dolman, and high waisted trousers. This to show off a big sash or belt or similar.
  • Most European countries had some sort of Hussar uniform in their army; few still do. Raoul de Chagny’s Masquerade costume is based on UK’s 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars.
  • In the POTO costumes, European and Japanese versions use flat gold trims, while US, Canadian and Aussie/World Tour ones use round gold trims. The level of V-shape appliance of these, and of course the fit of the dolman, is a key factor when it comes to how much of a hourglass or pigeon breast silhouette the Raoul actor gets.

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