Costume Archives of Williams College

The Costume Archives is a collection of images of costumes from the Williams Theatre department.


A Streetcar Named Desire pajamas
Yellow silk pajamas made for A Streetcar Named Desire.
A Streetcar Named Desire satin dress
A red satin nightgown made for A Streetcar Named Desire. Accessories include slippers and slip.
A Tale of Mystery corset/jacket and skirt
A corselet and jacket combination with a skirt, created for A Tale of Mystery. Accessories include hat, mob cap, ribbon necktie, fichu, corset, bumroll, chemise, apron, stockings, and slippers. Textiles used include cotton, brocades, stripes, moire taffeta, and silk brocade.
A Tale of Mystery gown
A polyester, chiffon, lace, and satin gown created for A Tale of Mystery. Accessories include headband, necklace, earrings, wig, stockings, and shoes.
A Tale of Mystery jacket and breeches
A jacket, shirt, and pair of breeches created for A Tale of Mystery. Accessories include stockings and shoes. Textiles used were linen, upholstery satin, and wool.
A Tale of Mystery long cutaway coat
A long cutaway coat, shirt, and pair of breeches made with brocade, jacquards, novelty lyrex, and satin, for A Tale of Mystery. Accessories include hat, riding boots, belt, and socks.
A Tale of Mystery long open coat
A shirt, long open coat, and pair of breeches created for A Tale of Mystery using brocade, velvet, jacquard, antique satin, and cotton. Accessories include hat, canes, shoes, stockings, bandage, and purse.
A Tale of Mystery undertunic, overtunic, and cape
An undertunic, overtunic, and cape created for A Tale of Mystery, using the textiles velvet, silk, jacquard, taffeta, and satin. Accessories include boots, gloves, and a belt.
Arms and the Man jacket and trousers
A costume in Eastern European and 19th century style. Includes a red coat, white trousers, and accessories (monocle, gloves, sash, sword, holster, riding boots, spurs, and hat).
Arms and the Man overtunic, shirt, and pants
An overtunic, shirt, and pants designed for Arms and the Man. Eastern European and 19th century style. Accessories include fur hat, mustache, sash, stockings, shoes, and gloves.
As You Like It overalls
As You Like It overalls and shirt made with denim and cotton. Accessories include scarf, boots, and gloves.
As You Like It vest, trousers, and shirt
A vest, shirt, and pair of trousers created for As You Like It, made with wool. Accessories include bowtie, top hat, clogs, wig, and glasses.