Embrace the spirit of Guthrie's Victorian Christmas Walks by dressing the part! Costumes are encouraged, but not required to attend these events.
The Victorian Walks are exactly what they sound like—a trek through historic Guthrie! We suggest you dress comfortably: wear good walking shoes, check the weather, dress in easily removable layers.
DRESSING ON A BUDGET
It is not necessary to come fully dressed in 19th century attire to enjoy the Victorian Walks! Adding one or two pieces to your regular wardrobe can go a long way towards stepping back in history.
Men: Wear a vest or waistcoat (pronounced "west kit" in Victorian times), or add a pair of suspenders to your pants. A top hat or bowler is a snazzy addition as well.
Women: A long skirt and high-necked blouse are the easiest way to look period-appropriate. Adding a bonnet or decorative hat will reflect the, "Victorian modesty" of the era.
Children: Children's fashions were often a reflection of what adults wore. A newsboy cap and vest, or a simple skirt will do that job.
WHERE TO FIND MORE INTRICATE COSTUMES
There are many resources for territorial/pioneer and Victorian costumes locally and online. Here are some of our favorite places to score the duds:
IS ANYTHING "NOT ALLOWED"?
Ensuring that the Victorian Walks maintain a family-friendly environment is an important part of our theatrical time-travel and holiday experience. In that spirit, we ask that guests use their discretion and common sense. Attire that is not appropriate for a family event includes:
Clothing with objectionable material such as obscene language or graphics.
Clothing which exposes excessive portions of the body that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment.
Guests are asked to wear only costumes which correlate to the central theme of Territorial Victorian Christmas. Please do not wear modern, fantasy, character, superhero, other other similar costumes.
COSTUME EDUCATION & INSPIRATION
Resources abound for those looking to recreate an authentic period vibe! Here are a few to get you started:
Ultimately, dressing up or not is up to you. Whether you do or you don't, we hope to see you in downtown historic Guthrie on December 7th and 14th!
GUTHRIE'S VICTORIAN WALKS HAVE DRAWN COSTUMED GUESTS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD FOR OVER 20 YEARS!