The noble lord was indeed marching toward them in a magnificent sixteenth-century costume
of purple and gold, with a gold-hilted sword and a plumed cap, and manners to match.
All the inhabitants of Hampton and Moulsey dress themselves up in boating costume
, and come and mouch round the lock with their dogs, and flirt, and smoke, and watch the boats; and, altogether, what with the caps and jackets of the men, the pretty coloured dresses of the women, the excited dogs, the moving boats, the white sails, the pleasant landscape, and the sparkling water, it is one of the gayest sights I know of near this dull old London town.
After the condescending surprise, nonrecognition, and praise, from those who were not themselves dressed up, the young people decided that their costumes
were so good that they ought to be shown elsewhere.
Opening from the chamber was a fine bathroom having a marble tub with perfumed water; so the boy, still dazed by the novelty of his surroundings, indulged in a good bath and then selected a maroon velvet costume
with silver buttons to replace his own soiled and much worn clothing.
The hats to match these costumes
had pointed tops and wide brims with small gold bells around the edges.
She wore a costume
that struck the boy as being remarkably brilliant: her silken waist being of emerald green and her skirt of four distinct colors -- blue in front, yellow at the left side, red at the back and purple at the right side.
The party went to the theater, where they saw a play acted by foxes dressed in costumes
of brilliantly colored feathers.
Little boys, in the costumes
of French chefs, paraded up and down the irregular aisles vending fancy cakes.
Bedwin, his costumes
, and black man, were hailed at Gaunt House as very valuable acquisitions.
Snodgrass engage to array themselves in costumes
which his taste and experience induced him to recommend as admirably suited to the occasion.
The music-seller having taken leave of his senses from sheer astonishment, and I having no evening costume
to appear in, we sent the doctor to make the necessary apology to the public, who were calling for her till the place rang again.
It is true, that I neither can, nor do pretend, to the observation of complete accuracy, even in matters of outward costume
, much less in the more important points of language and manners.
The chevalier had repudiated the ridiculous costume
still preserved by certain monarchical old men; he had frankly modernized himself.
On the first floor was Madame's bed-chamber, a large room papered in a flowered design and containing the portrait of Monsieur dressed in the costume
of a dandy.
The loins of the warrior were girt about with heavy folds of a dark-coloured tappa, hanging before and behind in clusters of braided tassels, while anklets and bracelets of curling human hair completed his unique costume