Programs & Events

Edwardian Night of Costumes

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Nov. 1, 2012 | Thursday, 6:00pm
Please RSVP to with your name and costume name.
Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - Main Museum Auditorium

Edwardian Night of CostumesIn the spirit of Halloween, the Museum will host an “Edwardian Night of Costumes” as part of a series of events, talks and activities on Thursday nights that will take place during the run of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in their best Edwardian attire. The Edwardian period includes the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910 and is often extended to include the years up to the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912.

Dr. Katherine Carroll, Asst. Professor in the Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management at N.C. State, will give a brief talk about the first–, second–, and third– class fashions that may have been worn aboard the Titanic. Following the talk and student presentations, there will be a costume contest and fashion show for visitors dressed in costume. Categories include most artistic/original costume, best makeup, best Edwardian costume (period accurate), best group/couple, judges’ favorite, best hat and best moustache!

Please RSVP to with your name and costume name.

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Contest Rules

Any item or activity that presents the possibility of damage to the entrants, their costumes, the audience, or the facility is prohibited. Carrying or displaying weapons or weapon replicas of any sort is prohibited. Graphic violence, nudity, swearing, or other objectionable elements may be grounds for disqualification. Entrants are responsible for their own belongings. Any participant may be disqualified from the contest for failure to observe any of these rules. All contestants must check in.