Are there any living history units around you? Family friendly prefered. They may have unit members that have grown out of old pieces. If your large for your age, they may have adult sizes that are really worn. When it comes to the uniforms it can get costly. Also, check your local theater group. Maybe they have cast-off costumes for sale.
Edit: Try American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs by Piscilla Harris Dalrymple. A nice overview for Men, Women and children throughout the Victorian Era. If you can sew there are several good pattern companies.
Women and cats will do as they please. Men and dogs had better get used to it.
Last edited by Ororo Monroe : 11-29-2012 at 10:42 AM.