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I’ve been watching some of the videos from the treasure trove that is the McCord Museum, and in this one about Fancy Dress balls, a few things:

-No one knew what vikings looked like

-Even in Victorian times people were trying to make Canadians give a shit about their own history

-the “Incroyable” the Adult Babies (“Our Nurse Nannie”), and the “harlequin” with the MASSIVE mutton chops are great 

but most of all

-Someone is dressed as “Tennis” and another as “Photography”

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    Victorians: Pioneers of the hipster concept costume
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    The first thing I thought of: ACD totally dressed up as a viking once. Apparently
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    My fave is the Ren Portuguese soldier in tights. That guy must’ve been uncomfortable…