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The Costar Archives

Welcome to The Consolidated Clothing and Costumes Archives, Costar for short. Costar is hosted by the Costume Program in the Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There are currently two collections to visit and explore:

Costar Vintage Clothing; mainly 19th Century (view, read more).
NowesArk Beyond the western tradition (view, read more).

To see a detailed guide to browsing and searching the collections click here.
To learn more about the consolidated archive project click here.

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