The Colossal Book of Costumes
Dressing up Around the World
42.00 x 30.00 cm
PLC (no jacket)
Illustrated in colour throughout
First published 2008
This original and fun large-format book contains illustrations of over 300 colourful costumes and accessories through the ages and from all around the world.
From kings and queens, princesses and knights to clothes for work and play, each image carries a caption detailing the name, country of origin and date.
Brimful of astonishing outfits, this will delight children everywhere.
• A fun, informative book of costumes from around the world and down the ages
• Includes four full-page lift-the-flap images – a princess, a samurai warrior, a chinese dragon and an eskimo mother – allowing a glimpse of what was worn beneath the outer layers
• Features over 30 concise costume histories, including the tales behind the world's oldest shoes, tallest hats and wildest wigs!
Armour • Body Art • Kings and Queens • Hats • Sportswear • Shoes • Princesses • Men in Skirts • Women in Trousers • Work clothes • Show clothes • Extreme weather wear • History of Costume