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TOPIC: costumes


Summer Rinascimento

Students were parading through the streets of Perugia in central Italy, wearing full Renaissance robes in the July sun.

Tribal Youth

We visited several hill tribes in northern Thailand, but the customs and costumes of the Hmong villagers in Doi Pui were definitely among the most memorable.

Under The Niqabs, A Peek Inside Cairo's Lingerie Shops

CAIRO — International lingerie store Victoria's Secret came to Cairo in 2013, but somewhat surprisingly for a country of Muslim modesty, there has been a varied and flourishing lingerie business in Egypt's capital for years.

Most of the lingerie downtown is imported from either Turkey or Syria. The owners of the two lingerie shops who agreed to speak with Mada Masr are both Syrian, having left the country before the 2011 uprising and ensuing violence. Both say they're still able to obtain lingerie from back home, despite the political turmoil.

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Where Tradition Lived On

In the 1970s some elderly women in Volendam in northern Netherlands were still wearing traditional dresses and bonnets as part of their daily lives. Back in my native Franche-Comté, I was the conductor of a traditional folk choir in which the singers — including me — wore 19th century costumes.


Apollo On Fire

Who's this good-looking fellow dressed as Apollo and followed by his court of Muses, you ask?

I told you before I used to take Carnival costumes pretty seriously.


Custodians Of Style

At the height of Greece’s economic crisis, Syntagma Square was the site of mass protests, but it is also where the presidential Evzones perform their peculiar changing of the guard. Watching their exaggerated movement as they marched around in kilt-like fustanella and red shoes with black pompoms was indeed a treat.


A Scary World: 6 Halloween Costumes From Ghosts Of Headlines Present

Haven’t finalized your Halloween costume yet? Don’t worry! Worldcrunch has been browsing the news archives of recent months looking for good ideas, bad puns and other ways to abuse the powers of photoshop.

Scary, right...??