Dressing for the Ball

creating the experience with costumes

So much about The Victorian Ball revolves around the elegant ambiance that we'll be creating by dressing for the event. Nothing feels quite like stepping out in a ball gown or top hat and dancing your way through the evening, so we are encouraging everyone to take part.

 

Although the Victorian Era was from 1837-1901, we do not have a specific historical time frame in mind and historical accuracy is not as important as simply thinking on a grand scale. Whether it's a bustle dress, civil war dress, or quite simply a refurbished wedding dress with an added hoop skirt for flair - big, beautiful gowns of all types will set the stage perfectly. If you are not planning on coming in costume, then black tie will suffice: ladies - floor length gowns, if possible, and gentlemen, suits or rented tuxedo.

On the flip side - men, feel free to wear a dress if you prefer, ladies a suit and top hat. The only thing we ask you to keep in mind is that this is a ball and there is no nudity, no open cages and/or legs showing, no high/low dresses (short in the front and floor length in the back), so please keep it tasteful. 

 

This event is not a gothic, steampunk or cosplay event.

Here are few different links to get you started.

For Purchase:

VICTORIAN CHOICE

Ladies Dresses

HISTORICAL EMPORIUM

Mens  |  Ladies

RECOLLECTIONS

Ladies Dresses

LOST IN VICTORIAN

Ladies Dresses

AMAZON

Mens  |  Ladies

WHOLESALE LOLITA

Ladies Dresses

For Rent:

ALLENTOWN

Drop Me A Line Costume Shop

Lehigh Street  |  (610) 435-7481

PHILADELPHIA

Pierre's Costumes

N 3rd Street  |  (215) 925-7121

WILKES-BARRE / SCRANTON

Costumes By Barbara

Main Street, Luzerne  |  (570) 287-6226

Taney's Costume Shop

N Washington Avenue, Scranton  |  (570) 344-1611

NEW JERSEY

Arlene's Costume Shop

Batchelor Street, Tom's River  |  (732) 244-8777

The Costume Scene

Liberty Street, Trenton  |  (609) 394-7788

Playtime Costumes

Bannard Street, Freehold  |  (732) 303-6000

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mauch chunk ballroom

Address: 41 W Broadway

Jim Thorpe, Penna. 18229

Email:  info@thevictorianball.com

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