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

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.

Support us

Support us

Funding of the Society is by subscription and donation. Your donations are welcome!

Joining and renewing

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For events, information, awards, conferences and publications. Think about membership as a gift!


Friday, October 24th: EXITING OPPORTUNITY FOR MAKERS Deadline 31st October www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/john-lewis-maker-opportunity/ John Lewis Maker Opportunity - Crafts Council www.craftscouncil.org.uk We are the national development agency for the contemporary crafts in the UK.

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