Costumes through the Ages
Welcome to my wonderful world of costuming. I am Rozani Navas-Smith. Feel free to preview samples from my costume collections which will take you back in time. Here you will find representations of garments worn from some of the earliest time periods in history, including, but not limited to styles of the 19th. century. These are original costume designs which reflect the lifestyles of the times and are not replicas or exact reproductions. Designed for the purpose of comfort and function, these costumes may be worn as apparel and will add authenticity to special events and productions. These are my specialties. I do not copy or reproduce other copyrighted designs.
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Featuring garb that is independently designed and made for Renaissance Faire Goers, Organizations, Performers and Events. Timelines include Early Period through Victorian. Wholesale & Retail by Appointment and Internet. Original costumes and masks are my exclusive designs. Mask making workshops available.
(By Appointment for Wiregrass Residents 334-393-3417) Morgan Sq. Mall. Enterprise, AL
Mask Making Workshops are available for individuals or groups beginning at $25.00 plus supplies. Classes include hands-on mask making advanced techniques from start to finish. Great for students, performers and supporters of the arts. Please inquire by phone or e-mail for registration, location and times.
Dressmaking referral is available upon request if you would like a store-bought pattern-made garment. Designs and sketches are available for an original design fee. Charges vary for designing and consulting. Please check local internet listings for costume shopping off-the-rack. I provide costuming services related to my specialties, as well as links to other costume resources. Appointments must be scheduled for Enterprise/Ft. Rucker and Wiregrass residents. This is a studio based business.
Pirate Garb, Wench Wear & Other Characters
Patterns ($10 - $25)
Original patterns available for certain period garments & accessories.
Seamstress Referral for custom orders.
Customized by color scheme and style. Please Inquire for Sizes.
Locally by Appointment
Selection - You may browse from the topic links below as well as additional links to outside resources. These links will show some examples and descriptions of my work. Specific garment requests and price list inquiries will be personally answered via e-mail. This is not a catalog, though feel free to use it as a guide to your period costuming needs. Please check out my links to sources and resources. Thank you.
Historic Era Garments
The historic garments reflect styles worn by past generations of people through the ages. They are made as closely to authenticity as supplies will allow. Styles are adaptable to various datelines within an era and range from Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance to Colonial and Victorian. The garment pieces easily adapt to create garments for the commoner and peasantry, as well as upper classes and nobility. Textiles and color, as well as ornamentation, inspire me to transform the drab to delightful.
Design and Construction - Costume designs are sketched and hand-drafted into patterns. Sizing and fitting are determined on dress forms by means of a muslin sample. The muslin is then used as a template for the pattern . The pattern is placed upon the cloth and cut. The final garments are sewn by domestic sewing machines and finishing touches are added by hand.
Costumes are available for the entire family so don't forget to ask about children's sizes. If I do not stock it or make it, I can order it or refer you to another source. Choose a topic and e-mail me with any inquiries. Licensed characters must be special ordered way in advance of your season. Please note that some items may not always be in stock and can be ordered within a two week turn-around. Please provide a specific era or costume type in the subject line of your e-mail. Also include information regarding size, color and deadline.
The following links will assist you with your selection. Please keep in mind that these are not off-the-rack costumes. Additional links will direct you to my supplies for mask making and costume accessorizing. Wholesale terms are available for merchants, organizations and performing artists. PLEASE REPORT ANY BROKEN LINKS.
|Faire Ware||Renaissance/Victorian& Vintage Links||Bodice Patterns & Wedding Garb|
Additional costumes also available in limited selections so order early!
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