need refs/inspo for period clothing?

here you go:

lots of periods in one spot/fashion through centuries:

it indeed is western/european centric, I’m sorry for that, but for other cultures I simply don’t have so many references

ALSO note that most of the pictures show historical clothing from the upper classes or more festive clothing of the lower/working class because normal working clothes wouldn’t survive for such a long time, and the clothes were often re-used over and over again!


From “Love and War” story two in the Book “ The Storyteller “by Sadae hayblum Love and War is a Victorian era civil war tale about Akiro an afluent Japanese man and Ariel a free black woman living in New Orleans. Click the link below to check out the ebook happy reading!


British Pattern 1896 Cavalry Officer’s Sword

An exceptional 1896 pattern Wilkinson calvary officer’s sword, with patent solid hilt, numbered 43136 for 1911 (one of the latest patent hilts I have seen). The sword is in fantastic condition with only some very minor pitting on the tip of the sword and marks from service sharpening, presumably for WW1. The ricasso of the blade bears Wilkinson’s best quality hexagonal proof slug with clear and detailed etchings. The sword is service sharpened as mentioned and still remains quite sharp. The hilt is in virtually perfect condition, nickel plated in high polish and fine wire-bound chequered patent grips. Housed in brown leather Service Dress scabbard. There is a bend to the leather drag of the scabbard from standing too long. Being the top quality and highly desirable patent solid hit, the whole sword is of course solid and sound. A truly gorgeous sword, from that last few years that swords were still expected to be used in combat by British forces. This sword is currently unresearched.

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The Hofferson House, Est 1850, Ch 1

Hiccup Haddock, an independent ghost hunter, has moved into his first house: a Civil War era Victorian on the edge of town. It wasn’t just the low price, crown molding, or hardwood floors that caught his eye. The owners claimed the house to be terribly haunted. Ghost Hunter AU. Modern AU. Hiccstrid.


A thump from upstairs caused Hiccup to pause. He looked up from his notebook, but saw nothing out of the ordinary. No one stood in the doorway, or spoke. He listened harder, but he heard nothing. Above him, the dainty light fixture moved, ever so slightly.

Hiccup set his notebook onto the desk, and reached for one of the boxes he’d brought with him in the move. He’d made sure to bring his ghost-hunting equipment. He didn’t hold it past his dad to throw it out while he wasn’t looking.

Hiccup set the EVP recorder on the desk, and dug out his thermal imaging camera. He put two new batteries into the camera, clipped the EVP recorder to his shirt’s pocket and headed upstairs to where the thump had come from: the room directly above the first floor parlor, which happened to also be Astrid Hofferson bedroom, the room where she supposedly hung herself.