We are having a three-day open house, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at The Costume Gallery Websites. The Gallery now contains ten websites about costume, fashion, & textile history. Nine of ten websites are included in the open access.
Please use the following user ID and password below to enter the subscribers' areas of our websites. All the passwords need to be in lower case with no blank spaces.
User ID: cg2003
Please make sure to note passwords adjustments for specific websites. If you have passwords problems, please email me privately with the problem and complete URL.
The nine Costume Gallery websites included in open house:
1. The Costume Gallery's main site: www.costumegallery.com Umbrella for all our websites.
2. Costume Research Library: www.costumelibrary.com Contains 4,032 webpages and countless images from original fashion magazine articles, catalogs, books, and period photographs dating from 1804-1950.
3. Online Costume Ball: www.onlinecostumeball.com Houses five years, 1998-2002, of our online balls. This is a great place to get ideas for costumes of all types. This area has free access year round.
4. Costume Encyclopedia: www.costumeencyclopedia.com Database containing 770 entries and 407 images. Covers the creative and business historic sides of the fashion and costume industries. Passwords are only required for links to full articles or images enlargements.
5. Costume & Fashion History Slideshows: www.costumeslideshows.com Contains 16 slideshows with 749 images total. Features collections from Virginia Commonwealth University's Fashion Dept. and John And Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Note: Each slideshow has its own domain assigned. You will need to enter the passwords for each slideshow.
6. Fashion Color Database: www.fcdatabase.com Database providing over 2,100 entries of color names, their definitions, usage, and trends that were used from 600 A.D. to 1930s. Users need to enter the password "w324dcgk" to search the database.
7. Hairstyle History: www.pasthairstyles.com/ Covers hair history from ancient to the 1970s.
8. Fashion Designers of Their Time: www.pastdesigners.com Showcases 56 fashion womenswear and menswear designers, milliners, and hair designers and over 280 images from the Victorian to Depression eras.
9. Costume, Fashion, & Textile Dictionary: www.costumedictionary.com The Dictionary consists of 450 definitions and 200 pages in Adobe Acrobat Reader. The definitions cover the fashion and textile industries' history from ancient times to the 1890s. The Dictionary also covers certain areas of industries trends and statistics for the 19th Century. Use the top menu and click on Library Subscribers; next click on "Directions for Usage." Lastly under the same topic, click on "Login to the Dictionary." Enter the passwords. The speed of the Dictionary's Acrobat file depends upon the speed of your internet service provider and computer. This is a large file, so please be patient. The file will open in a new browser window.
The Costume Classroom, www.costumeclassroom.com is our only website not included in the open house.
Enjoy our open house!
Owner, The Costume Gallery Websites
10 websites of costume, fashion and textile history.
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