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

Our Benefactors

Our Awards and Benefactors

The Awards hosted by the Costume Society were made possible by three generous benefactors

NEWSFLASH! Update on awards and bursaries

NEWSFLASH! Update on awards and bursaries

Introducing Ben Whyman, Louise Chapman and Joanna Jarvis with news of two student bursaries

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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