BLACK VELVET / BLACK STRIPED
3 PIECE VICTORIAN/PERIOD COSTUME
SKIRT, CAPE AND BONNET
VICTORIAN/PERIOD COSTUME IN 3 PARTS:
BONNET - MADE
FROM QUALITY BLACK VELVET FABRIC, LOOKS VERY ELEGANT AND AUTHENTIC, IT
IS EDGED WITH WHITE LACE BUT IT CAN BE MADE WITHOUT LACE IF PREFERRED (IF
NO LACE IS REQUIRED PLEASE EMAIL WHEN YOU ORDER). IT TIES WITH BLACK SATIN
RIBBON. SINCE ALL COSTUMES ARE CUSTOM MADE FOR YOU IT IS SIMPLE TO MAKE
SMALL CHANGES TO THE COLOURS IF REQUIRED BUT PLEASE BE SURE TO NOTE
THEM WHEN YOU ORDER.
MATCHING CAPE - THE
CAPE TIES TO THE FRONT WITH BLACK SATIN RIBBON WHICH HIDES ELASTIC THAT MAKES
IT EASY TO SLIP ON/OFF, THE ELASTIC ALSO HOLDS IT SO IT CAN'T SLIP OFF.
IT IS VERY EASY AND COMFORTABLE TO WEAR. A SIMPLE TOP OR LACE BLOUSE
WOULD NEED TO BE WORN UNDER THE CAPE BUT THAT IS NOT TOO IMPORTANT AS
THE CAPE DOES MEET TO THE FRONT - THESE TOPS ARE VERY EASY TO FIND SO A
HAND-MADE ONE IS REALLY AN UNNECESSARY EXPENSE.
- THIS IS A FULL HOOP TYPE SKIRT MADE FROM A LUXURY BLACK STRIPED FABRIC - YOU NEED TO SEE THIS
FABRIC TO APPRECIATE HOW LOVELY IT IS (THE HOOP IS NOT SUPPLIED BUT IF
YOU SEARCH FOR 'CRINOLINE UNDERSKIRT' ON EBAY YOU WILL FIND LOTS OF
SELLERS - THE UNDERSKIRTS CAN BE FOUND FOR AS LITTLE AS £3.99!). THIS
SKIRT COULD PROBABLY BE WORN WITHOUT THE HOOP TOO. IT IS ELASTICATED TO
THE WAIST SO IS EASY AND COMFORTABLE TO WEAR AND DUE TO THE ELASTIC
THERE IS PLENTY OF SCOPE IN THE SIZING. PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME ABOUT
COSTUMES WHICH ARE ADAPTABLE FOR SEVERAL DIFFERENT WEARERS, THIS WOULD
SIZE DETAILS REQUIRED TO MAKE YOUR COSTUME
size/waist and hem length/height)
SKIRT SIZE: The skirt is elasticated with very stretchy elastic so actual measurements aren't critical as there is plenty of
scope in the sizing and it is a very simple alteration to access the
elastic through the waistband to make it a bit smaller/larger if
required. I suggest people buying these costumes for fancy dress
hire/theatre or for different wearers (i.e. school teachers) opt for the
largest size as it is so, so easy to access the elastic and draw it
in/let it out.
HEM LENGTH: I
generally make all adult skirts to 110cm/44" approx as a standard
length but you have the option to choose a length in this listing or you
can send me the details in an email by choosing the last length option,
I included that option because I know many people have to run away
& measure afterwards or they want to check how to measure with me
first, sometimes people do send strange lengths through which I always
question and as a guide I have shown that my own length to the floor is
39"/100cm at 5ft2. When you measure please make sure to think of shoes
or underskirt lifting the skirt, my standard length is long but it is a
simple job for you to turn up the hem yourself or even wonderweb it, and
I leave the hem edge neatened/overlocked. It really is a disaster and
doesn’t look the same if it is too short!
UNDER CAPE/TOP IDEAS (What to wear with the skirt/cape): The lovely lacy tops I use for display have been sourced from local charity shops -
it really is easy to find them and a couple of mine have come from high
street shops too. The children's ones were just £3.99 - so buying a
handmade one could be an unnecessary expense really!
am a professional costume maker/designer and have been doing this work for many
years now. I have done a lot of research to design and develop my costumes into
the ones you see here on eBay, my endeavour is that they both make the customer
look and feel like they are transformed into the character for the period the
costume should represent - which is very important for drama/costume
The items I sell have been developed/created by myself
(although last Christmas I did see some copies on eBay - imitation is the finest
form of flattery!!). My costumes are made to a professional standard on
computerised industrial sewing machines - stitch quality is good! They can be
used over and again and the appearance is far superior to mass-produced costume
items made from fabrics which really don't look or feel authentic!!
MY COSTUMES ARE REALLY PERFECT FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
Victorian/vintage tea party dress, murder mystery nights (or Knights!),
Dickens festival events, American Civil War/various
re-enactors/re-enactment scenes, Scarlett O’Hara, Southern Belle,
Antebellum, theatre production, school play/trips to Kentwell
Hall/Croxteth Hall/Warwick Castle and other Tudor or period drama type
manor houses and places of historical interest visits, a Christmas Carol
play and Scrooge, Tom Sawyer theatre, antique/costume window displays,
old fashioned Christmas, regency/ball gown events (I made several
costumes for an event in Bath last year) and also for Goth and
Halloween posh fancy dress.
customers include schools, theatres, pantomimes, TV studios, fancy
dress shops, nurseries, American photographic studios etc and I am sure
potential customers can see that I have a lot of happy customers!
FREE COSTUME HIRE TIP IDEA:
I sometimes offer this tip to people who are concerned about cost as
usually people only need their costume for one wear, many people have
successfully done this: Buy your lovely costume - Wear it - Then re-sell
it on eBay = Free hire!
POSTAGE OPTIONS/COMBINED POSTING/URGENT DELIVERIES:
I am more than happy to combine postage for multi-purchases and I can
post your item either by 1st class as standard (should be with you next
day) or by Special Delivery if you need the item urgently - guarantees
next day before 1pm - both of these options should be available for you
to choose when you make your order.
The list of costume items I have made and the places they have been
worn/used for over the years I have been designing and making costumes is
Please see my feedback I have lots of happy customers - A few
Very Very helpful - will definitely use again. Thank you!
GENTRY 2PC SKIRT & CAPE COSTUME FANCY DRESS SZ 8-30 (#150948482402)
Fab, thank you
SKIRT - VICTORIAN BALL GOWN, DRAMA COSTUME FANCY DRESS (#370501158378)
Great, thank you
TAILCOAT - VICTORIAN/ARTFUL DODGER/OLIVER COSTUME (#150464323071)
Very prompt delivery. Item as shown.
BLACK ASCOT CRAVAT -
MR SCROOGE/BOB CRATCHIT/VICTORIAN COSTUME CHILD SZ (#370559411228)
Really nice item. Great finish. Super fast delivery
PLAIN VELVET VICTORIAN BONNET-HAT :COSTUME FANCY DRESS (#370451392906)
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME
- I ALWAYS TRY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS QUICKLY AND CAN PROVIDE CONTACT DETAILS FOR PEOPLE
WANTING TO DISCUSS THEIR COSTUME.
DESCRIPTION: I DO MY BEST
TO DESCRIBE THE ITEM AS ACCURATELY AS I POSSIBLY CAN, IF BIDDERS NEED ANY MORE INFO
YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO EMAIL ME, I TRY TO ANSWER ALL EMAILS VERY QUICKLY.
PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN 3 DAYS OF THE AUCTION END OR I RESERVE
THE RIGHT TO RE-LIST THE ITEM. ALL NON-PAYING BIDDERS WILL BE REPORTED TO EBAY.
FOR ITEMS PAID FOR BY CHEQUE WINNING BIDDERS MUST BEAR IN MIND THE TIME IT TAKES
FOR YOUR CHEQUE TO CLEAR BEFORE I AM ABLE TO SEND OUT YOUR ITEM (A FEW EXTRA DAYS).
WINNING BIDDERS MAKING PAYMENT BY PAYPAL SHOULD EXPECT THEIR ITEM TO BE POSTED RIGHT
AWAY AND BE WITH YOU WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS.
POSTAGE/DELIVERY: I ALWAYS TRY TO KEEP POSTAGE COSTS TO A MINIMUM AND
I AM HAPPY
TO COMBINE POSTAGE FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES,
SOMETIMES I NEED TO GUESS AT POSTAGE SO IF IT SEEMS TO BE EXCESSIVE I OFFER
A REFUND OF OVER PAID POSTAGE AT YOUR REQUEST. I HOLD A POSTING RECEIPT FOR EVERY
SINGLE ITEM I SELL, I WILL THEREFORE NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITEMS AFTER THEY HAVE
BEEN POSTED! ITEMS DO OCCASIONALLY GO ASTRAY (THANKFULLY VERY RARELY!), IN THAT
CASE I DO THEN MAKE A CLAIM WITH ROYAL MAIL ON YOUR BEHALF, BUT COMPENSATION FOR
THE PARCEL CAN ONLY BE MADE TO THE CUSTOMER ONCE IT HAS BEEN CLEARED TO ME, THIS
IS BECAUSE ROYAL MAIL NEED TO CONTACT THE ADDRESSEE TO CONFIRM THE PARCEL IS MISSING
AND MANY TIMES CUSTOMERS HAVE NOT RESPONDED
SO ROYAL MAIL ASSUME THE PARCEL WAS RECEIVED
AND NO COMPENSATION IS PAID OUT TO MYSELF.
URGENT DELIVERIES: I ALWAYS POST OUT TO YOU PROMPTLY BUT OBVIOUSLY ONCE POSTED I
CANNOT GUARANTEE AN EXACT ARRIVAL TIME FOR YOUR ITEM (1ST CLASS SHOULD GET YOUR
ITEM TO YOU NEXT DAY BUT THIS ISN'T GUARANTEED).
ANYONE NEEDING AN ITEM URGENTLY
SHOULD CHECK WITH ME AND/OR OPT FOR THE SPECIAL DELIVERY METHOD WHICH GUARANTEES NEXT DAY DELIVERY BEFORE 1PM AND
IS ONLY A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE. IF YOU ARE WORRIED
ABOUT DELAY IN THE DELIVERY OF YOUR ITEM PLEASE DO EMAIL ME SO I CAN HELP YOU.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION/PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK:
I ALWAYS LEAVE FEEDBACK.. BUT NOT UNTIL YOU HAVE EMAILED OR LEFT FEEDBACK TO LET
ME KNOW YOUR ITEM IS SAFELY WITH YOU AND THAT YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE TRANSACTION.
I AM ALWAYS HAPPY TO SORT OUT ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE HAVING
DIFFICULTY MAKING YOUR PAYMENT OR IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR ITEM, I AM HAPPY
TO SORT OUT ANY PROBLEMS.
OVERSEAS BIDDERS: PLEASE NOTE THAT
PAYMENT IS ONLY ACCEPTED VIA PAYPAL
FOR OVERSEAS TRANSACTIONS (SAVES THE TROUBLE OF CURRENCY CONVERSION AND
OVERSEAS POSTAGE TO THE
USA TAKES APPROX 5 DAYS
AND THERE IS A POSTAGE
OPTION TO HAVE YOUR PARCEL SIGNED FOR OR
WHICH CAN BE TRACKED - PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU PREFER YOUR ITEM TO BE SENT THIS
WAY, OTHERWISE IT WILL BE SENT BY NORMAL SMALL PACKET AIRMAIL.
ANY BIDDERS OUTSIDE
OF EUROPE OR THE USA PLEASE CONTACT
ME FOR A CORRECT POSTAGE AMOUNT BEFORE BIDDING/MAKING PAYMENT.