To speed up the submission process, we highly recommend identifying the historical period in the description of your deviations before submitting. Please be specific!
We accept all eras from around the world from the early history to the 1940’s. (There are many groups on this site focused only on 1950's fashion and onward so we do not include it here.)
Deviations must be as historically accurate as possible. We will allow minor divergences from history but please try to keep it as accurate as possible! (Remember, girl in dress does not equal historical accuracy. We must be able to identify a specific time period.) We highly recommend mentioning the historical period, location, and date range in the description!
Please do not post deviations on the group's main page asking if they're acceptable. If you think it might not be accepted, read over the guidelines, then submit and ask in the comments on the submission page. The fastest way to get your deviation accepted is to clearly state the historical period/date in your artist comments.
Please keep in mind that we are looking for pictures that are fashion focused. (So even if it's historically accurate, if all we can see is a person from the neck up, or there are too many elements covering the clothing details, we won't accept it.)
Historically accurate fanart is allowed.
No fantasy. This includes anthropomorphic characters, characters with wings, Lolita, vampires, werewolves, Steampunk fashion, Hetailia (This is in general. Exceptions will be made if historical research has clearly been done.) Game of Thrones etc. We do allow animals in historical fashion but, it must be an animal, not an animal with human features.
We accept all mediums, including photographs. However, photographs must not have any copyright attached to it. (It must be in the public domain.) OR You must have permission to use the photo. (This is referring to old B+W photographs that have been colored. Photos of clothing reproductions and costumes are encouraged!) If you use stock photos they must be historically accurate and you must have permission to use them. Deviations made from paper doll sites are not permitted.
Mostly Western fashions are submitted to this group, however, we encourage fashions from around the world! When submitting non-Western fashion deviations, we highly recommend you explain the period and the clothing in the artists comments so our moderators and members can be educated on something they might not be as familiar with!
No violence or sexual content. (We allow tasteful nudity only.)
Finished deviations only. Clean lineart and costume designs are ok, but messy sketches will be voted down. (Please no lined paper/scrap paper drawings!)
Deviation limit is two per week.