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

Patterns of Fashion Award 2019

Apply now for the Patterns of Fashion Awards 2019

Announcing two new awards for 2019

We still need you!

The Costume Society seeks a Treasurer

Can you help us? The Costume Society seeks a Treasurer

Our Conservation Awards and Benefactors

Our Conservation Awards and Benefactors

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

Our awards and bursaries for students

Our awards and bursaries for students

Contact our awards co-ordinators for details of eligibility for two student bursaries

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