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18th Century Baroque Couple: Priscilla and Beauregard
Opening Bid: $600
Donated By: Linda Adams-Foat
These are plus sized custom made one of a kind costumes donated Camelot Costumes, LLC. They will be auctioned off to the highest bidder beginning at the Halloween and Party Expo and culminating at the National Costumers Association’s national conference in July at Columbus, Ohio. The woman’s bodice is completely lined and boned and features a corset back to help it accommodate many sizes beginning at size 18 and goes up to at least at size 22. The skirt waist can go up to 42 inches. The skirt has an attached underskirt and the seams are totally finished to prevent raveling and to ensure longevity. The man’s jacket and vest are fully lined. The man’s shirt and breeches have their seams completely finished to insure durability. The breeches feature a grommet and ribbon closure to insure ease of fit at the calf. The man’s costume is sized to a 48”chest and a 44” waist. The elastic waist adds a bit of flexibility for the wearer. Both costumes are machine washable in cold water and lined dried. Little or no ironing is needed.
1875 Deep Blue 2 Piece Bustle Dress
Donated By: Pam Markel
The bustle dress is made from taffeta . It is accented with black teardrop lace, scalloped black lace and a delicate looped black trim with deep blue ribbon running through it. The corset style bodice sits off the shoulders and laces up the back, with a panel for adjusting to different sizes. It has a gorgeous black beaded stomacher and a black beaded accent to the sleeves.
The bustle skirt is a deep blue taffeta with black accent trim. The back of the bustle has an ornate blue and black folding effect down the back of it with buttons and tassels. It also comes with a bum roll.
The bodice measures at a maximum 44, but can be adjusted for a smaller person. The bustle skirt measures a 40 waist.
A mini top hat completes this outfit. It is black with matching deep blue fabric, lace and feathers. Jewels and a veil add detail to the hat.