Welcome to the Costume Society

Promoting the study of all aspects of clothing and textiles, the Society aims to encourage access to costume history, including contemporary dress. Our appeal is wide-ranging and object-based. Our members include academics, collectors, curators, designers, re-enactors, students and informed enthusiasts across the world. What we have in common is our wish to provide the best and most varied opportunities to study this fascinating topic.

Find out more about us and how to join the Society

The Costume Society presents, Don We Now Our Gay Apparel: the CHRISTMAS QUIZ!

The Costume Society presents, Don We Now Our Gay Apparel: the CHRISTMAS QUIZ!

If festive cheer is your thing, pull on your brightest Christmas jumper! 6.30pm doors open , 7pm start

Could you be our next Treasurer?

Could you be our next Treasurer?

The Costume Society seeks a treasurer to manage our financial affairs

Introducing our new Student Awards Co-ordinators!

Student Awards News

Louise Chapman and Joanna Jarvis take over from Liz Booty this month!

About the Society

About the Society

We are a lively, friendly organisation whose aim is to promote the study and preservation of historic and contemporary dress.

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