Moulin Rouge Costuming Ideas

Moulin Rouge Costuming Ideas

November 12, 2018 Camarilla 0




Hello folks!

In the spirit of our previous email of theme for the FGotM, I’ve gathered some information for folks for the second night of our event – Moulin Rouge, The Rhythm of the Night!

The theme is based off a rather famous Cabaret – please note some of the links, while not explicit, may not constitute as safe for work!

Timeframe: 1889 – 1900

Background: It was the Gilded Age of the Second Industrial Revolution. Electric lighting was introduced commercially, as were gasoline powered cars and phonographs. The Eiffel Tower had recently been completed and was an attraction to see! Jack the Ripper stalked London.

The Moulin Rouge is best known as the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe. Today, the Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. The club’s decor still contains much of the romance of fin de siècle France.

Moulin Rouge website:

Moulin Rouge Wikipedia:

The Can-Can Dance:

Feel: What I am looking to evoke is the atmosphere and the feeling from the more modern movie, Moulin Rouge! If you’ve not seen the movie, I whole-heartedly suggest watching it. The music and atmosphere is fantastic. 🙂

IMDB Page:

Other Movie Inspiration:
Can-Can (1960):
Cabaret (1972) :

Costuming Ideas:
The theme is centered around a famous Cabaret. Feel free to costume to this theme, but remember our Membership Handbook and that the hotel is a public space.

These links contain some ideas for costuming, to get your creative ideas flowing:

As always our FGotM Website has all the information on our Featured Game, and registration is open:

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Hope to see you in Phoenix!

Bryan Himebaugh

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