Civil War Era Victorian Bonnets
Here is (L to R) Bill Sikes, the Artful Dodger, and Nancy from Dickens' "Oliver Twist". Nancy put some baby powder on the bonnet for "dust", which brushed out easily afterwards. Their costumes were worn on a Halloween Family Night in Washington. (click on the picture to enlarge)
From Cresa: They look absolute Era "Correct", don't they. Thanks so much for sending your picture, Nancy!