This summer, We Make History held casual dances twice a month. Each month had a different theme. The theme for August was Celtic, so everyone was invited to wear green, plaid, or anything else celtic-inspired.
Moriah wore her 1860 dress with a plaid sash (she put on her hoop after this picture was taken). I wore my dad’s 1860 shirt, a vest that Moriah made, and the skirt from my 1870 traveling dress (minus bustle). Oh, and I tied a bit of plaid fabric over my hair like a headband. Bethany wore modern casual plaid.
The lighting inside wasn’t great, but here’s a sampling of the action!
It was fun to create an outfit inspired by elements of history without worrying about representing an actual historic period. I was also happy to go with the “Merida from Brave” crazy red hair instead of my usual smooth 1860 updo 🙂
Have you ever been to a historic dance, or another event that called for some sort of historic dress up?