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Fashion and Costume

This Library Research Guide is intended as a starting place for UCLA researchers, pointing to resources and strategies for finding information about fashion, costume, and related topics.

Pictorial Sources

Dictionaries and Encylopedias

Bibliographies, Handbooks, and Reference Sources

Browsing Call Numbers

Use call numbers to search for costume resources in the UCLA Library Catalog (select "Call Numbers" in the drop down menu next to the search box) or to browse the shelves in the library.

“Clothing and dress” - GN 418-419
“Costume. Dress. Fashion” - GT 500-2370
“Costume - History - To 500” - GT 530-GT560
“Costume - History - Medieval, 500-1500” - GT 575
“Costume - History - 16th-18th century” - GT 585
“Costume - History - 19th century” - GT 595
“Costume - History - 20th century” - GT 596
“Costume design” - TT 507
“Costume in art” - N 8217.C63

Searching or Browsing by Subject

Here is a list of suggested subject headings to search for resources on costume in UCLA's Library Catalog.
Enter the subject heading in the search box and click on "Subject List" or "Subject List (start of) in the drop down box.

Carnival costume
Children's costumes
Clothing and dress
Clothing and dress - country name
Clothing and dress - history
Clothing and dress - pictorial works
Costume - bibliography
Costume - history
Costume - pictorial works
Costume - social aspects
Costume - country name
Costume and civilization
Costume design
Costume designers
Costume design - history
Costume design - pictorial works
Costume history - 19th century
Costume history - 20th century
Costume in art
Costume in literature
Dressmaking - Patterns
Dance costume
Dress accessories
Ethnic costume
Face painting
Fashion in motion pictures
Film makeup
Motion picture actors and actresses - Clothing
Pattern books
Television makeup
Theatrical makeup
Theatrical prosthetic makeup