This picturesque attire set him off to great advantage; and when he had bound the scarf around his waist, and when his hat, placed coquettishly on one side, let fall on his shoulder a stream of ribbons, Franz was forced to confess that costume
has much to do with the physical superiority we accord to certain nations.
His ideas of music-hall costumes
had never gone beyond short skirts, a swirl of lace, and glittering sequins; but Miss Antonia had expressed herself on that subject in no uncertain terms.
You are liable to occasionally splash a little when sculling, and it appeared that a drop of water ruined those costumes
Meantime Aunt Plenty was examining Rose's costume
, for the hat and sack were off, and the girl was eagerly explaining the new under-garments.
Moreover, there was a band of music in pasteboard caps; four something-ean singers in the costume
of their country, and a dozen hired waiters in the costume
of THEIR country--and very dirty costume
he donned his costume
, adorned with vari-coloured wings, and fastened to his natural feature a false nose six feet long.
It was dressed in old French costume
, and little Lord Southdown now appeared admirably attired in the disguise of an old woman hobbling about the stage with a faultless crooked stick.
Silks and satins of delicate hues seemed always used for material, and nearly every costume
sparkled with exquisite gems.
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 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.
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 maids wanted to dress the children in fine costumes
of woven feathers, such as all the foxes wore; but neither of them consented to that.
Everybody stopped to admire our costumes
and give us a hearty "Pleasant march to you
In an hour, all the costumes
were crumpled and disordered.