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This ‘Battle Witch’ Brings Fantasy Characters to Life

Complete with a sword and a pointy hat.

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This Re-enactor Uses Clothes to Ensure History Gets American Slavery Right

Re-enactor Cheney McKnight is single-handedly changing the landscape of historical interpretation.

This Jazz Singer Is Bringing Vintage Style to Life in Harlem

Dandy Wellington embraces fashion from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s — and confronts modern stereotypes.

This Woman Wears Vintage Literally Every Day

Colleen Darnell is a walking, talking ’20s flapper IRL.

This Cosplayer Is Bucking Stereotypes in Style

‘Dress the Part’ meets Fiona Nova.

Pinup Helped This Woman Embrace Her Curves 

‘Dress the Part’ meets Sugar Moon, who found happiness with pinup fashion.

How a Dominatrix Picks Her Outfit to Feel Powerful

‘Dress the Part’ explores Mistress Adrienne’s world of leather and latex.

These Wild Headpieces Are Downright Breathtaking

The one-of-a-kind pieces come from innovator Saida Mouradova.

This Plus-Size Costume Designer Is Redefining Cosplay

‘Dress the Part’ meets Cin’ Von Quinzel.

This Tap-Dancing Burlesque Dancer Looks to the Past for Inspiration

‘Dress the Part’ meets Gin Minsky.

Meet This Modern-Day Marie Antoinette

‘Dress the Part’ meets the Virtuous Courtesan and her 18th-century-style dresses.

Jezebel Express Isn’t Your Typical Burlesque Dancer

‘Dress the Part’ meets the burlesque performer challenging beauty norms.

Getting Dressed With a Fashion Clown Is a Hoot

Meet Hester Sunshine in ‘Dress the Part.’

Life as a Living Doll

Meet the makeup artist who's part of a fashion-minded group of "living dolls."

The Evolution of Roller Derby Style

‘Dress the Part’ meets Suzy Hotrod, the longest-skating member of Gotham Girls Roller Derby.