Personal and art blog of one Maya Nord.
Costumes worn to the Romanov Anniversary Ball in 1903. The theme of the lavish masked ball was the reign of Alexei of Russia, second ruler of the Romanov dynasty (1645-1676). Some guests went so far as to actually wear original costumes from the period that were being stored at the Kremlin.
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Looking at these, and looking at some of the character drawings I drew on paper yesterday, it’s all becoming too clear to me. My fantasy aesthetic is stuck at a Halloween party in Russia in the mid/late 1600s.
"Some guests went so far as to actually wear original costumes from the period that were being stored at the Kremlin"
"Some guests actually wore original costumes from the period that were at the Kremlin"
"SOME GUESTS WORE 350 YEAR OLD CLOTHING TO A FANCY DRESS PARTY"
I am crying blood.
Yakutsk, Eastern Siberia, is the coldest inhabited (with population of 210,642) city in the world. Average air temperature in January is -43.2° C (-45.76° F).
People there don’t wear glasses outside because metal parts stick to the skin and it’s impossible to remove glasses without tearing off the skin together.
Pretty sure this is from the spring or summer festival.