The better to play My Little Pony with. Don’t forget to ask Santa for MLP cosplay ears.
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans celebrate a child’s birthday with — what else? — a cowboy themed birthday cake. This photo feels like it was taken at a children’s ward… The seller offers no details, but says this is a previously unpublished photo.
Kitchen appliance costume balls were serious business in the 1930s. You didn’t show up dressed half-heartedly or ironically. Well, unless you wanted to be funny and dress as an iron and call yourself ironic, but that might still get you kicked out. See more of the modern machinery of the 1930s here.
Towards the end of Firefly’s only season, Jayne Cobb picks up his mail from his mom, which includes a homemade gift: a ear-flap knitted cap. Fans love making replicas of props, and some industrious knitter has studied the hat through meticulous repeated viewings and pausing, resulting in instructions for how to make your own Momma Cobb Hat. People will know, when you walk down the street, that you’re the kind of person who’s not afraid of nothing.
Anyone know just who is in this photo by Roxanne Lowit?
A vintage sterling silver and enamel mechanical hat box charm which opens to reveal a red hat with a yellow feather. Via My Vintage Charms.
Vintage Ralph Crane photo, for Life magazine; via.
Even if you were expecting a Dalmatian, I doubt you’re disappointed that it’s a Harlequin Great Dane in this spotted duo. Via.
Miss Myrtle Reinheart’s design for a lampshade outfit at the Chicago Merchandise Mart Home Furnishing show in 1937; via.