The Complete Costumes ClipArt gallery offers 347 illustrations of men and women wearing outfits of various historical periods.

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

17th Century

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

17th Century

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

17th Century

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

17th Century

Costume about the middle of the 17th Century.

This is a Man and Woman dressed in 18th Century Costumes. The woman is dressed in a full dress that is wide, a cape, and a large feather hat. The man is dressed in a waist coat, breeches and a wig typically worn in those times by men.

Man and Woman 18th Century Costumes

This is a Man and Woman dressed in 18th Century Costumes. The woman is dressed in a full dress that…

A cloak chiefly worn by soldiers, and thus opposed to the toga, the garb of peace. The abolla was used by by the lower classes at Rome, and consequently by the philosophers who affected severity of manners and life.

Abolla

A cloak chiefly worn by soldiers, and thus opposed to the toga, the garb of peace. The abolla was used…

A quilted action of the fifteenth century.

Acton

A quilted action of the fifteenth century.

Actor in Elizabethian costume.

Actor

Actor in Elizabethian costume.

"A net-like woolen garment worn by bachanals and soothsayers in ancient Greece. Image: Toso of Apollo wearing the Agrenon, found at Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli."-Whitney, 1902

Agrenon

"A net-like woolen garment worn by bachanals and soothsayers in ancient Greece. Image: Toso of Apollo…

"The long white linen vestment worn in early times by all ecclesiastics at divine service. It differed from the more modern surplice, which is only a modification of it, in having narrower sleeves. At the foot and wrists were embroidered ornaments called apparels." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Albe

"The long white linen vestment worn in early times by all ecclesiastics at divine service. It differed…

An American Rifleman from 1780.

American Rifleman

An American Rifleman from 1780.

Three examples of the medieval method of putting on the amice.

Medieval Amice

Three examples of the medieval method of putting on the amice.

Anglo-saxon peasant

Anglo-saxon peasant

Anglo-saxon peasant

An Aquilifer was the Roman soldier in charge of carrying the standard for his unit.

Aquilifer

An Aquilifer was the Roman soldier in charge of carrying the standard for his unit.

"One armed with the arbalist; a crossbowman; especially, a soldier carrying the arbalist of war."-Whitney, 1902

Arbalister

"One armed with the arbalist; a crossbowman; especially, a soldier carrying the arbalist of war."-Whitney,…

"Archer." — Greenough, 1899

Archer

"Archer." — Greenough, 1899

Archer, 15th century England

Archer, 15th century England

Archer, 15th century England

Archer, 15th century England

Archer, 15th century England

Archer, 15th century England

Armenian girl doll in traditional national costume.

Armenian doll

Armenian girl doll in traditional national costume.

"Among the anceient Romans, a functionary whose duty it was to observe and to interpret, according to traditional rules, the auspices, or reputed natural signs concerning future events."-Whitney, 1902.

Auger

"Among the anceient Romans, a functionary whose duty it was to observe and to interpret, according to…

Austrian soldier, 1901

Austria: soldier 1901

Austrian soldier, 1901

An eagle bearer from the Roman Empire. The eagle was made of precious metal and was the symbol of the power of Rome. If the eagle was lost in battle, it was considered a terrible disgrace.

Eagle Bearer

An eagle bearer from the Roman Empire. The eagle was made of precious metal and was the symbol of the…

"A contemporary portrait of the Black Prince when he was not armed, which consequently may be agreeably associated with his noble armed effigy upon his own monument at Canterbury. The doublet and hose, doubtless worn by the Black Prince under his voluminous mantle with its deeply jugged lower border." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Black Prince

"A contemporary portrait of the Black Prince when he was not armed, which consequently may be agreeably…

This lady's blouse was designed in the late 19th century. It is tied at the waist.

Lady's Blouse

This lady's blouse was designed in the late 19th century. It is tied at the waist.

This Late 19th Century boy outfit is designed with a ruffled shirt and a beret hat that includes a ribbon.

Late 19th Century Boy's Outfit

This Late 19th Century boy outfit is designed with a ruffled shirt and a beret hat that includes a ribbon.

"British Grenadier of 1745, blowing his fuse to light a grenade." -Whitney, 1911

British Grenadier

"British Grenadier of 1745, blowing his fuse to light a grenade." -Whitney, 1911

The illustration of a lady from the Burgess family. This shows how women of nobility would dress during the fourteenth century. The Lady Burgess is wearing a crown like head piece with cloth covering the head.

Lady of Burgess Family

The illustration of a lady from the Burgess family. This shows how women of nobility would dress during…

A Cap of Maintenance is a ceremonial crimson velvet cap lined with ermine. It is one of the insignia of the British sovereign, and paraded directly before the monarch during the coronation procession or on such state occasions as the State Opening of Parliament. It is carried by the Leader of the House of Lords, upon a white wand.

Cap of Maintenance

A Cap of Maintenance is a ceremonial crimson velvet cap lined with ermine. It is one of the insignia…

This lady's cape is a late 19th century design.

Lady's Cape

This lady's cape is a late 19th century design.

This lady's cape is a late 19th century design. It is designed with a scarf.

Lady's Cape

This lady's cape is a late 19th century design. It is designed with a scarf.

This lady's plaited cape is a late 19th century design. It is trimmed with lace.

Lady's Plaited Cape

This lady's plaited cape is a late 19th century design. It is trimmed with lace.

Order of friars, characterized by their dark brown robes and white hooded cloaks.

Carmelite

Order of friars, characterized by their dark brown robes and white hooded cloaks.

A Carthusian monk, known for their extreme asceticism.

Carthusian

A Carthusian monk, known for their extreme asceticism.

Cavalier

Cavalier

Cavalier

What a Cavalier wore.

Cavalier

What a Cavalier wore.

Costume of a cavalier from the Southern colonies.

Cavalier

Costume of a cavalier from the Southern colonies.

A Centurio was a low-to-middle ranking officer in charge of a "century", ideally 100 men but ranging higher and lower than that number.

Roman Centurio

A Centurio was a low-to-middle ranking officer in charge of a "century", ideally 100 men but ranging…

A gentleman dressed in fifteenth century fashion.

Gentleman of Fifteenth Century

A gentleman dressed in fifteenth century fashion.

A lady dressed in fifteenth century fashion.

Lady of Fifteenth Century

A lady dressed in fifteenth century fashion.

A couple dressed in sixteenth century fashion.

Man and Woman of Sixeenth Century

A couple dressed in sixteenth century fashion.

"Costume, temp. Charles II." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Charles II

"Costume, temp. Charles II." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Two priests wearing the garmet.

Chasuble

Two priests wearing the garmet.

"A tunic with sleeves. The tunic of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans was originally without sleeves, or they only came a little way down the arm. On the other hand, the Asiatic and Celtic nations wore long sleeves sewed to their tunics. Also the Greeks allowed tunics with sleeves to females, although it was considered by the Romans indecorous when they were worn by men. Cicero mentions it as a great reproach to Catiline and his associates, that they wore long tunics with sleeves. The annexed cut represents the figure of a woman, whose sleeves reach to the elbow, and who wears the capistrum to assist her in blowing the tibiae pares." — Smith, 1873

Chirodota

"A tunic with sleeves. The tunic of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans was originally without sleeves,…

"A scarf, denoted an article of the amictus, or outer raiment of the Greeks. It was for the most part woollen; and it differed from the himation or cloak, the usual amictus of the male sex, in being smaller, finer, and oblong instead of square, its length being generally about twice its breadth. The scarf does not appear to have been much worn by children. It was generally assumed on reaching adolescence, and was worn by the ephebi from about seventeen to twenty years of age. It was also worn by the military, especially of high rank, over their body armour, and by hunters and travellers, more particularly on horseback. The usual mode of wearing the scarf was to pass one of its shorter sides round the neck, and to fasten it by means of a brooch, either over the breast, in which case it hung down the back, or over the right shoulder, so as to cover the left arm. In the following cut it is worn again in another way." — Smith, 1873

Chlamys

"A scarf, denoted an article of the amictus, or outer raiment of the Greeks. It was for the most part…

A Cistercian, clad in white robe.

Cistercians

A Cistercian, clad in white robe.

A citizen in the time of Charles I; dressed in clothing of the time.

Citizen

A citizen in the time of Charles I; dressed in clothing of the time.

An average civilians attire circa 1375.

Civilian

An average civilians attire circa 1375.

An illustration of a military outfit in a box.

Clothes in Box

An illustration of a military outfit in a box.

"The following cut represents a Roman clypeus, from the column of Trajan. The projection in the centre was called the <em>umbo</em>, or boss, and sometimes a spike or other prominent excrescence, was placed upon this." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Roman clypeus

"The following cut represents a Roman clypeus, from the column of Trajan. The projection in the centre…

This lady's single breasted coat is a late 19th century design.

Lady's Single Breasted Coat

This lady's single breasted coat is a late 19th century design.

"An ecclesiastical vestment, worn during the celebration of mass, at processions, vespers, and other soleminities. The cope was originally a cloak worn for ordinary purposes. In form it is a semicircle, without sleeves and with a hood." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Cope

"An ecclesiastical vestment, worn during the celebration of mass, at processions, vespers, and other…

A side robe of homely or course clothe.

Cope

A side robe of homely or course clothe.

In the days of Doublet and Hose.

Costume

In the days of Doublet and Hose.

Costumes, from the time of James I

Costumes, from the time of James I

Costumes, from the time of James I

These two men riding on their horses are dressed in Italian 14th Century costumes. They are each earing hooded long capes with tall pointy brimmed hats.

Italian 14th Century Costumes

These two men riding on their horses are dressed in Italian 14th Century costumes. They are each earing…

A drummer, juggler, and chaplain are entertaining the nobles and at Nursted Court. The kettle drum is carried by an assistant while the drummer played. The chaplain is holding a manuscript for the music played.

Juggler and Drummer Nursted Court

A drummer, juggler, and chaplain are entertaining the nobles and at Nursted Court. The kettle drum is…

"The figure on the left is from a French manuscript picture, representing Merlin. The lady on the window&mdash;seat is from the Loutrell Psalter. The other lady is from one of the bronze statues on the Tomb of King Edward III, and the figure between them is given authority of Fairholt." &mdash;Barfield, 1914

Nobles Talking Nursted Court

"The figure on the left is from a French manuscript picture, representing Merlin. The lady on the window—seat…

Courtier of time of Louis XIV

Courtier

Courtier of time of Louis XIV

"The deacon's robe, in the Roman Catholic Church. the most ancient form of the dalmatic is exhibited in the annexed wood-cut, after an early Christian painting on the walls of catacombs at Rmb. It was originally of linen, but it is now generally made of the same heavy silk as the Planeta, worn by the priest." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Dalmatic

"The deacon's robe, in the Roman Catholic Church. the most ancient form of the dalmatic is exhibited…

An ornamental point or slit on the edge of a garment.

Sleeveless Dalmatic

An ornamental point or slit on the edge of a garment.