Downton Abbey Halloween Costumes
Pre 1920 - Edwardian Fashion
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Christmas Special - Season 2. One of the most beautiful scenes in the whole series was when Matthew and Mary were standing out in the lightly falling snow, and Matthew proposes to Mary. (oh why did you have to break our hearts and leave the show, Dan Stevens?)
Downton Abbey Couples Costumes
Here is a true Downton Abbey costume - one of the few licensed ones,brought to you by chasing-fireflies.com.
Be the lady of the manor, Cora, the Countess of Grantham in this beautiful outfit. Hat sold separately.
For the servants chasing-fireflies.com also has a couple's costume set for a maid and footman (or butler).
To make this the perfect couples costume, chasing-fireflies.com also offers the Earl of Grantham 4 pc Halloween costume, which includes the jacket, shirt, knickers and cap. Boots sold separately. This would also work as a costume for Matthew.
Men's Servants costume (go to site to view better pictures).
Great to team up with the Maid costume.
If you tend more towards Team Servants, there are more modest costumes too. This plain black dress would be perfect as a Ladies Maid dress, paired with black tights and shoes.
Kitchen maid Gwen at her job interview with the phone company. This style of dress was more fashionable in the period from 1900-1910. As a servant, they likely would not have had the latest fashions.
Post War - 1920s
Accessories to finish the Look
Doing your hair in the style of the time is another key way to make it obvious you are dressing like an earl's daughter or wife. An upswept bun with light curls or waves framing your face will definitely give you am vintage look.
Amazing Hairstyles by Becky Porter will help you get the look you want!
Long elbow length gloves will probably make the biggest difference in your Downton Abbey costume. Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary always wore skin tight gloves, often black satin. A pair of elegant gloves will definitely put the right look to your outfit.
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Period shoes finish off the details of your Lady of Downton Abbey look. Some are cute enough to wear with slacks or a skirt to the office.
These cute kitten heel shoes would look great with a vintage costume. For a slightly higher heel these Mary Janes would look fantastic with your Downton Abbey Halloween Costume.
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The use of a corset was a fact of life for Edwardian women. It accentuated a small waist and made a woman sit quite upright. They are quite uncomfortable but really gives a period costume the right look. Every woman wore one, even the servants (even actress Lesley Nichols wore one in her role as Mrs. Patmore). By the 1920s the use of the corset dropped dramatically.