Jane Austen Costume for Cosplay & Halloween

How to Make Jane Austen’s Costume

Dressing like your favorite British romance author should not be too complicated. To step in the shoes (and style) of Jane Austen, get a medieval-inspired dress and pair it with a costume corset. Cop a brunette wig, tie to a bun, and finish with a peasant bonnet. Carry an old worn-out book (or one of her titles) as props.

Dress like an 18th century maiden with this Jane Austen-inspired look below:

Jane Austen Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
# Item Description
1 Renaissance-inspired Dress Wear a light-colored period costume or dress.
2 Corset Match the dress with a corset.
3 Colonial Cap Get a matching colonial cap or peasant bonnet
4 Brown Wig If your hair is not brown, wear a wavy wig and style to an updo.
5 Ankle Boots Complete the look with brown ankle boots.
6 Carry a Book Attend the party with a Jane Austen book in tow!

About Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist best known for her works such as Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma.

Austen’s novel tackled about life in the gentry, often touching on how women depend on marriages to leverage their social and economic status. This might have been influencer by Austen’s life as a member of a lower-rung gentry.