Titanic Era Costumes in Demand – Get Yours Now

The date for 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic is coming up on April 14, 2012. To mark the centennial memorial various special events, museum exhibits, and movies are releasing in the next two years.

A Titanic memorial cruise will sail from Southampton for a twelve-night cruise on board the MS Balmoral and will follow the RMS Titanic’s original itinerary. On April 14th exactly 100 years on from the tragic voyage a memorial service will be held over the Titanic’s final resting place before continuing on to New York. The cruise will feature Titanic expert guest lecturers and a remake of the last meal served.

Many museums in America, Europe, and Australia have opened their doors to permanent and traveling exhibits. New artifacts resurrected from the sunken Titanic are adding on to these collections. Items include dish wear, jewelry, and even shoes.

The musical “Titanic” is seeing an increase in performances. I imagine even more performances will be seen in the 2011/2012 season. This lively and surprisingly upbeat show includes a large cast of 45 named characters and an elaborate set. It is unlikely you will see local community theater putting on this massive show. Keep an eye out for touring Broadway production companies instead.

As if being the number one box office hit in 1997 was not enough, producers of the movie “Titanic” are planning to re-release the movie in 2012 in 3D. They anticipate the success of 3D “Avatar” with the centennial awareness of the Titanic will spark a large return to the theater and a renewed fan following.

One thing is for sure. With all of the Titanic themed events coming up the demand for Titanic / Edwardian era costumes is going to rise. Just like the big rush in 1997, costume manufactures and pattern makers should be releasing new designs. Currently pre-made Titanic costumes are selling in costume shops but they are hard to find. Pattern makers like Simplicity may reopen production of their “Titanic dress” patterns retired several years ago.


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