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

This 1350 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The man is wearing a short sleeve shirt, tight fitting pants, and a pointed hat with a feather.

1350 Silhouette of Man

This 1350 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The…

This 1525 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The man is wearing a doublet which is a snug-fitting button jacket, stockings, and a hat.

1525 Silhouette of Man

This 1525 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The…

This 1580 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The man is wearing a loose fitting jacket, a hat, stockings, and thigh high pointed boots.

1580 Silhouette of Man

This 1580 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The…

This 1640 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The man is wearing a jacket with knee length breeches, and carrying a broad hat with a brim.

1640 Silhouette of Man

This 1640 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The…

This 1660 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The man is wearing a long cape and a broad hat with a brim.

1660 Silhouette of Man

This 1660 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The…

This 1725 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The man is wearing a waist coat, breeches, thigh high boots, and a hat.

1723 Silhouette of Man

This 1725 Silhouette of man is a black outline that shows the fashion of men during that period. The…

An illustration of a long sleeve.

Long Sleeve

An illustration of a long sleeve.

A Roman soldier with a shield and spear.

Roman Soldier

A Roman soldier with a shield and spear.

"The younger son of Edward III." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Son of Edward III

"The younger son of Edward III." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The older son of Edward III." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Son of Edward III

"The older son of Edward III." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Spanish girl doll in traditional national costume.

Spanish doll

Spanish girl doll in traditional national costume.

Tight fitting garment worn for swimming

Bathing Suit

Tight fitting garment worn for swimming

A weighted and hermetically sealed garment supplied with air; worn by underwater divers.

Diving Suit

A weighted and hermetically sealed garment supplied with air; worn by underwater divers.

This umbrella is designed to protect against rain or sunlight.

Umbrella Support

This umbrella is designed to protect against rain or sunlight.

Costume of the Swedes in Colonial America.

Swedes

Costume of the Swedes in Colonial America.

One of the more prominent places people see costumes is in theater, film and on television. In combination with other aspects, theatrical costumes can help actors portray characters' age, gender role, profession, social class, personality, and even information about the historical period/era, geographic location and time of day, as well as the season or weather of the theatrical performance. Often, stylized theatrical costumes can exaggerate some aspect of a character; for example Harlequin and Pantaloon in the Commedia dell'Arte.

Theatrical Costume

One of the more prominent places people see costumes is in theater, film and on television. In combination…

A top-hat is a kind of tall, flat-crowned, broad-brimmed hat worn by men throughout the 1800s and early 1900s but which are now usually only worn with morning dress or evening dress.

Tophat

A top-hat is a kind of tall, flat-crowned, broad-brimmed hat worn by men throughout the 1800s and early…

The earliest trousers from Egypt.

Trousers

The earliest trousers from Egypt.

Trousers as worn in the east.

Trousers

Trousers as worn in the east.

Roman soldier with short trousers.

Trousers

Roman soldier with short trousers.

"Tunica, an under-garment. Greek. The chiton was the only kind of under-garment, worn by the Greeks. Of this there were two kinds, the Dorian and Ionian. The Dorian chiton, as worn by males, was a short woollen shirt, without sleeves; the Ionian was a long linen garment, with sleeves. The former seems to have been originally worn throughout the whole Greece; the latter was brought over to Greece by the Ionians of Asia. The Ionic chiton was commonly worn at Athens by men during the Persian wars, but it appears to have entirely gone out of fashion for the male sex about the time of Pericles, from which time the Dorian chiton was the under-garment universally adopted by men through the whole of Greece." &mdash Smith; 1873

Tunica

"Tunica, an under-garment. Greek. The chiton was the only kind of under-garment, worn by the Greeks.…

"Tunica, an under-garment. Greek. The chiton was the only kind of under-garment, worn by the Greeks. Of this there were two kinds, the Dorian and Ionian. The Dorian chiton, as worn by males, was a short woollen shirt, without sleeves; the Ionian was a long linen garment, with sleeves. The former seems to have been originally worn throughout the whole Greece; the latter was brought over to Greece by the Ionians of Asia. The Ionic chiton was commonly worn at Athens by men during the Persian wars, but it appears to have entirely gone out of fashion for the male sex about the time of Pericles, from which time the Dorian chiton was the under-garment universally adopted by men through the whole of Greece." &mdash Smith; 1873

Tunica

"Tunica, an under-garment. Greek. The chiton was the only kind of under-garment, worn by the Greeks.…

"Tunica, an under-garment. Greek. The chiton was the only kind of under-garment, worn by the Greeks. Of this there were two kinds, the Dorian and Ionian. The Dorian chiton, as worn by males, was a short woollen shirt, without sleeves; the Ionian was a long linen garment, with sleeves. The former seems to have been originally worn throughout the whole Greece; the latter was brought over to Greece by the Ionians of Asia. The Ionic chiton was commonly worn at Athens by men during the Persian wars, but it appears to have entirely gone out of fashion for the male sex about the time of Pericles, from which time the Dorian chiton was the under-garment universally adopted by men through the whole of Greece." &mdash Smith; 1873

Tunica

"Tunica, an under-garment. Greek. The chiton was the only kind of under-garment, worn by the Greeks.…

"Tunica, an under-garment. Roman. The Tunica of the Romans, like the Greek chiton, was a woollen under garment, over which the toga was worn. It was the Indumentum of Indulus, as opposed to the Amictus, the general term for the toga, pallium, or any other outer garment. The Romans are said to have had no other clothing originally but the toga; and when the tunic was first introduced, it was merely a short garment without sleeves, and was called Colobrium. It was considered a mark of effeminacy for men to wear tunics with long sleeves and reaching the feet." &mdash Smith; 1873

Tunica

"Tunica, an under-garment. Roman. The Tunica of the Romans, like the Greek chiton, was a woollen under…

Turkish soldier, 1901

Turkey: soldier 1901

Turkish soldier, 1901

A man wearing an outfit from 16th Century Turkey.

Turkish Outfit

A man wearing an outfit from 16th Century Turkey.

Two heavily armored knights on horseback shaking hands.

Two Knights

Two heavily armored knights on horseback shaking hands.

"Umbraculum, Umbella, a parasol, was used by Greek and Roman ladies as a protection against the sun. They seem not to have been carried generally by the ladies themselves, but by female slaves who held them over their mistresses. The daughters of the aliens at Athens had to carry parasols after the Athenian maidens at the Panathenaea, as is mentioned under Hydriaphoria. The parasols of the ancients seem to have been exactly like our own parasols or umbrellas in form, and could be shut up and opened like ours." &mdash Smith; 1873

Umbraculum

"Umbraculum, Umbella, a parasol, was used by Greek and Roman ladies as a protection against the sun.…

An illustration of a young boy dressed as Uncle Sam.

Uncle Sam

An illustration of a young boy dressed as Uncle Sam.

United States soldier, 1901

United States: soldier 1901

United States soldier, 1901

"A complete dress, with the exception of sides and sleeves, in which case it was either made to fit closely about the person both before and behind, and then was continued to form a loose and flowing skirt of ample proportions and great length, or with a similar skirt the upper part of the dress also hung loosely." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Viollet-le-Duc

"A complete dress, with the exception of sides and sleeves, in which case it was either made to fit…

This late 19th century visiting dress is designed with dots.

Late 19th Century Visiting Dress

This late 19th century visiting dress is designed with dots.

Once a Week is a pencil drawing by English artist Charles Keene in 1859. This drawing is part of a novel "The Good Fight" by English novelist Charles Reade. It seems to depict a man asking for forgiveness from his lady.

Once a Week

Once a Week is a pencil drawing by English artist Charles Keene in 1859. This drawing is part of a novel…

This illustration shows the costumes that were worn during the ruling of King William III and Queen Mary II.

William III Costumes

This illustration shows the costumes that were worn during the ruling of King William III and Queen…

This late 19th century winter dress is designed with a cape that is worn over the dress and a scarf. The lady is also wearing a tied ribbon on her head with feathers in the center.

Late 19th Century Winter Dress

This late 19th century winter dress is designed with a cape that is worn over the dress and a scarf.…

This is a Late 19th century winter dress. It includes a hat with a ribbon in the center.

Late 19th Century Winter Dress

This is a Late 19th century winter dress. It includes a hat with a ribbon in the center.

This lady is wearing a late 19th century winter dress. She is also wearing a hat that includes a feather and a ribbon.

Late 19th Century Winter Dress

This lady is wearing a late 19th century winter dress. She is also wearing a hat that includes a feather…

This is an early 20th century winter jacket. It is a knee length jacket with a large collar, and large pockets in the front.

Early 20th Century Winter Jacket

This is an early 20th century winter jacket. It is a knee length jacket with a large collar, and large…

This is an early 20th century winter jacket. It has a high neck collar and long wide sleeves that are similar to oriental dress.

Early 20th Century Winter Jacket

This is an early 20th century winter jacket. It has a high neck collar and long wide sleeves that are…

This is an early 20th century winter jacket. It is a fitted jacket that buttons at the waist.

Early 20th Century Winter Jacket

This is an early 20th century winter jacket. It is a fitted jacket that buttons at the waist.

This is an early 20th century winter jacket. It is a long jacket with a high collar, and wide sleeves.

Early 20th Century Winter Jacket

This is an early 20th century winter jacket. It is a long jacket with a high collar, and wide sleeves.

A woman in an old style dress

Woman

A woman in an old style dress

An illustration of a woman wearing a cop costume and shining a light.

Woman in Cop Costume

An illustration of a woman wearing a cop costume and shining a light.

This is a woman's Egyptian costume. It is a on piece fitted pant costume.

Woman's Egyptian Costume

This is a woman's Egyptian costume. It is a on piece fitted pant costume.

A man and women standing by a chair dresed fancy.

Man and Woman

A man and women standing by a chair dresed fancy.

"Zona, also called cingulum, a girdle or zone, worn about the loins by both sexes. The chief use of this article of dress was to hold up the tunic, which was more especially requisite to be done when persons wee at work, on a journey, or engaged in hunting." &mdash Smith; 1873

Zona

"Zona, also called cingulum, a girdle or zone, worn about the loins by both sexes. The chief use of…

The tomahawk and arrow were used by Native Americans for hunting.

Zuni Woman

The tomahawk and arrow were used by Native Americans for hunting.