We do ask that attendees wear costume to our evening events, and women wear dresses/skirts and men long pants to the daytime events if they do not have daytime costume so that their dress blends with those wearing costume. See what past attendees have worn to this festival at http://janeaustenfestival.com/past-festivals/. If you cannot find an outfit to wear we simply ask that for evening events women wear smart casual single-colour empire-line gowns and the gentlemen wear a white long sleeved shirt with a waistcoat and neat dress pants or smart dress suit or uniform. Below are some fashion plates that you can use for inspiration when putting together your ball gown for our Napoleonic Ball.
There is a really good guide to costuming for Jane Austen Festival Australia at http://aladyswardrobe.com/2019/03/jafa-on-a-budget-2019-update/
Regency gowns can be purchased online from Etsy but do be sure to check if it is ready to be shipped or custom ordered and allow time to be shipped to your address. If you need a hat or bonnet contact Aylwen for custom order in your size. See some examples of her work on https://www.instagram.com/aylwengg
Sales during JAFA
Some items may be for sale, prices vary. Any ticket holder who wishes to sell outfits they no longer require is welcome to do so at JAFA on a sale or return basis. Sales will incur a 30% commission.
Deliver to JAFA at the Albert Hall, preferably before 8:30am Friday or Saturday morning. All items must have a label safety pinned to the garment with your name, mobile number and final sale price.
Make sure to provide your banking details to the registration desk so that you can receive profits from any sales. We do not provide cash payments.