Victorian costume dresses come in all colors, styles, and plus sizes in budgets from affordable to luxury. Most of these dresses are perfect for first-time Victorian dress costumes for events such as Civil War Reenactments, Victorian ball, Dickens Fair, Southern Belles, Christmas caroling, Gothic Victorian, classic Lolita, Steampunk, Saloon girls / can can dancers/burlesque or theatrical productions (Sweeney Todd, A Christmas Carol, Gone with the Wind).
Many Halloween costumes are from the Victorian era. Popular this year are witch costumes from Hocus Pocus, Alice in Wonderland (Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter), and The Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch of the West, Glenda the Good Witch). For some creepy Victorian Halloween costumes, consider a vampire, ghost, bat, zombie, corpse bride, or a Dia de los Muertos inspired outfit.
After you select a dress, be sure to add a hoop skirt/petticoat, Victorian boots, corset, jewelry, a shawl, and accessories. For more romantic lace tea dresses, look at Edwardian era dresses. For men’s costumes look here and go here for children’s costumes.