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Welcome to the research guide for Costume, defined as: "...distinctive clothing for individuals or groups of performers, a visual presentation of character or idea through clothed physical appearance..." from The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance.

For research on general topics in theatre - history, performance, production and design, and the industry, see the Theatre Subject Guide.


Contact me directly via e-mail or telephone to ask a question or schedule an appointment for a research consultation. I am always happy to work one-on-one with you to help you with your specific research topic.

General Theatre Reference Sources

These general sources on theatre include information on costume.

Find Books in Bailey/Howe Library

These call number ranges hold a variety of books on:

  • costume, dress, fashion, and accessories : GT 500-2400
  • costume : PN 2067-2068
  • clothing manufacture, sewing, hairdressing, wigs : TT 490-979

These circulating books are on the 3rd floor.

Reference Books (main/1st floor) - non-circulating
ROW 5: Call # GT.  ROW 12: Call # TT.  ROW 10: Call # PN

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