Costume & Culture

Barbara writes about the relationship between clothes and the body. Her Costume & Culture writing is hosted by The Guardian, here. She is currently preparing a book about clothes in weightless environments, entitled Spacewear.

Superhero Costumes  AoU cover

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For the full range of Costume & Culture articles, see Barbara’s WordPress blog here.

Other costume and fashion publications include:

Acts of Undressing (Bloomsbury, 2016)

The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction (co-authored by Danny Graydon, Bloomsbury, 2015)

The Masculinization of Dressing Up‘, (Journal of Clothing Cultures, Vol. 2, Issue 2)

‘Anything but the face’: The mask as strength and vulnerability in disguise and identity deception (paper presented at CultHist’13, Cultural History Conference, Istanbul, 23-25 October 2013)

Dressing Down: Costume, Disguise and the Performance of Ordinariness (Journal of Clothing Cultures, Vol. 1 No. 1)

Shared Garments and Forced Choreography (in Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues, Interdisciplinary Press, 2012)

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