Are you thinking about your Halloween costume? Here are some resources for costume ideas:
This tool includes the Encyclopedia of Clothing & Fashion, as well as the American Decades series (for each era’s fashion trends). I’d recommend these for people who already have an idea but want to flesh it out.
If you thought ASC was only for scholarly articles, think again! You can limit the search to magazine articles. A rough search, limited to magazines, for “Halloween costumes” yielded a number of hits. For children’s costumes one article (Brody, 2011) paired design instructions with corresponding storybooks.
Archival and family photos can spark ideas, too. If you are near the Portland campus, check out its Special Collections. Likewise the Franco-American Collection is a resource for folks in the Lewiston area.
I often get my costumes from thrift stores and charity sales. Still, I can better navigate these places if I am informed. Stay safe! Have fun!
Brody, K. (2011). Tricky Choice. Scholastic Parent & Child, 19(2), 59-65.