NOTE: If you know of a great resource and it's not listed, please e-mail Nico Nagel with the suggestion.
Historical Emporium: www.historicalemporium.com - great men's clothing
Red Threaded: www.redthreaded.com - best corsets made in Colorado.
Antique Dresses: www.antiquedress.com
Antique Dresses: http://www.antique-fashion.com/
Antique Dresses: http://www.antique-gown.com/en/
Ebay: http://www.ebay.com - Search “Victorian Clothing” or “Civil War” or “Victorian Jewelry”, “Gloves” etc. (Google historic photos of similar items to make sure they have correctly labeled items as Victorian)
Frock of Ages: http://frocksofages.com - custom dressmaker.
Jan Doel: seamstress in Central City, who posts her creations for sale at firstname.lastname@example.org (Shutterfly usually has you request to “join” which costs nothing and they do not abuse your e-mail address).
Disguises: 303-462-0401 address: 9797 W. Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Co 80215 - costume rental place if you want to just give one of our events a try. They also sell costumes, as well as wigs, masks and accessories.
Do not forget to use THRIFT STORES and even antique stores. They can have a better price than it would cost to make something yourself (some antique stores carry things on consignment and reproductions now also). They are especially great for tuxes, jewelry, furs, hats, shoes, gloves, formal and wedding dresses that can be dyed or torn apart and remade, or layered and used as-is.
UNIQUE THRIFT STORES: https://www.savers.com/unique
BRASS ARMADILLO Antique Mall: http://www.brassarmadillo.com
Facebook Marketplace: only on your phone app. but you can search for curtains for fabric, antiques, anything under the sun, and it's all local.
Costumes4Less: http://www.costumes4less.com Often look very Halloween costume but can work in a pinch and be spruced up by adding your own details or using as a foundation that you put other things over (They have a changing list of categories, sometimes they have, for example a Victorian swim suit, some times nothing Victorian).
Masonville Mercantile: http://forgottenfortcollins.com/masonville-mercantile/ great men’s hats, vests, women’s clothing, as well as accessories.
Victorian Trading Company: www.victoriantradingco.com - jewelry, parasols, etc.
Victorian Jewelry: www.victorianelegancejewelry.com
Make your own jewelry: www.vintagejewelrysupplies.com
Ornamental Beads: http://ornabead.com - make custom hatpins, “cameos”. Order on-line or better yet, go into their store in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.
Penny River Costumes: www.pennyriver.etsy.com - custom order embroidered stockings (wool, cotton or silk).
Corset-making supplies: http://corsetmaking.com
Truly Victorian for historically accurate Victorian patterns: https://www.trulyvictorian.net/
Wearing History for historically accurate patterns: http://wearinghistory.clothing/
Patterns of Time: https://www.patternsoftime.com/
The Recollections of J.P. Ryan for historically accurate patterns: https://www.jpryan.com/
Vintage Patterns: https://vintagepatterns.fandom.com/wiki/Main_Page
Free Antique Sewing Patterns: http://mymodernmet.com/free-historical-costume-patterns/
Biking Outfit Pattern: http://bikesandbloomers.com/patterns/
Eva Dress for vintage sewing patterns: https://www.evadress.com
Sewing CLASS for a Victorian Ballgown: https://classes.historicalsewing.com/courses - I've never sewn anything before in my life and I was able to sew a day dress gown from start to finish with this class.
Machine embroidering patterns and lessons: http://romanticrecollections.com/
About hand made lace: http://www.lynxlace.com
Royal Fashion Classes: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/royal-fashion#section-overview
Fabrics: https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com - purchased on line and shipped to you.
Amazon & Ebay: https://www.amazon.com or http://www.ebay.com - when you get to these sites do a search “Vintage Lace” or “Vintage Buttons” or “Feathers”, etc. (Again we recommend you do an internet search of historic photos of similar items to make sure they have correctly labeled items as Victorian).
Guli Productions: www.guliproductions.com - sign up for her newsletter. She organizes lots of balls and events and her dance instructions are the best in the country
Become a Victorian Lady Airbnb Experience - https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/220679
Shoes: www.americanduchess.com - amazing period shoes copied after extant pieces
Millinery, Corset and Other Supplies: Richard the Thread: www.richardthethread.com
Custom Hats: Rita Smith - https://www.facebook.com/rita.smith.777363 - incredible custom-made hats
Hair Supplies: www.BNGhair.com - for strands of fake hair that you can make into braids and buns to clip into your own hair
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com - for countless images of period dresses and accessories.
Auction House with antique garments: http://kerrytaylorauctions.com/archive-list/?id=68&sts=archive&paging=2
If a link doesn't work, please bring it to Nico Gustafson's attention, and in the alternative, copy and paste the name of the group onto FB's search window. The names are identical to what they are called on FB. These groups have been a tremendous resource in learning about the history of the period.
Historical Costuming Fabric/Trims/Patterns Buy/Sell: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1499130173689696
Historical Costumes Buy/Sell/Trade/Order: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1600870416898742
Raising Hair: https://www.facebook.com/groups/773426722812813
The Gilded Age Society: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegildedagesociety
Historic Dance Events, Balls, Workshops: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1617722748538719
Costume College Year-Round Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1083578265047421
DVSS - Denver Victorian & Steampunk Society: https://www.facebook.com/groups/victoriansteam
Historic Cosmetics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307179099337038
Historical Pattern Reviews 1700-1930: https://www.facebook.com/groups/370047653021278
Late Victorian Costuming Support 1870-1900: https://www.facebook.com/groups/801296460001244
Period Costuming Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PeriodCostuming
Sewing - Victorian clothing & costumes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1302276313132385
The Mad Hatters Society: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22825326
Historical Hats,& Millinery supplies buy and sell: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1126878954020031
My Antiques Identified: https://www.facebook.com/groups/928523723966492
Victorian images: https://www.facebook.com/groups/200504905212
"The World of Royalty": https://www.facebook.com/groups/1219719274817745
19th century sewing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1773731902880238/
Historically Accurate 18th and early 19th Sewing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/164225137250132/
18th Century Sewing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/18thcenturysewing
18th c sewing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/618389418346204
18th century clothing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/101917256564924
18th Century Fashionable Dress Construction: https://www.facebook.com/groups/18c.sewalong/
18th Century Sewing - Buy and Sell: https://www.facebook.com/groups/18thcsewingbuyandsell
1900-1925 Edwardian-WWI Era Fashion & Costuming: https://www.facebook.com/groups/216451388557919
The Victorian Romanian: https://www.instagram.com/thevictorianromanian
Victorian Times: http://invictoriantimes.blogspot.com/?m=1
The Historical Sew Monthly: http://thedreamstress.com/the-historical-sew-monthly-2018/
Clothing for women: https://archive.org/details/clothingforwomen00baldrich
Jacobean Embroidery: https://archive.org/stream/jacobeanembroide00fitzrich#page/n0
Pride and Prejudice - any version
Somewhere in Time
Hysteria - Amazon Prime
The President's Mistress - Amazon Prime - it's in French, and a true story
INFO FOR OTHER STATES/COUNTRIES:
Victorian Alliance of San Francisco: https://www.victorianalliance.org/
West Coast Ragtime Society: http://www.westcoastragtime.com/festivals.htm
Demorest's Family Magazine, Volumes 11-12: https://books.google.com/books?id=SxQ7AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=1874+demorests&source=bl&ots=qt3QRuscOM&sig=RzIM_0fakj_Ebe859ZAjlzAR-6I&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZvJLWyf_bAhVuplkKHb7XCbo4ChDoAQgqMAE#v=onepage&q=1874%20demorests&f=false
Prior Attire - UK: https://www.priorattire.co.uk/page_3249963.html
Early Dance Groups: https://earlydance.org/dance-groups