The 8th of December is “Pretend to be a Time Traveller” Day!
Ladies and Gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts and lay back in your paisley velvet chesterfield seats. This flight through time will take off in a few minutes…
And the question that it is all about is: Future or Past?
Travellers from the Future
Dystopian or utopian? You may either go in rags ‘n tatters or wear something that could come from the set of Star Trek: TNG, come either from a world that is torn down everywhere except at the core, where everything is shiny and splendid like in Firefly Serenity or somewhere completely different and out-of-space. Or you can just go for a tinfoil helmet and act like a character from Futurama.
Travellers from the Past
This one is quite easy, even if you don’t own any period clothing. For the girls I’d recommend a ruffled or lacy blouse and several skirts of different lengths. Just gather one or two of the upper layers to imitate a bustle skirt. It’s even easier to find a boy’s outfit as the patterns changed not much during the last twelve decades. One thing that is really important is the headgear. A top hat of any kind will do, or a fascinator for the ladies, as well as complex headdresses. It’s mostly the accessories that make the outfit (at least in my opinion).
Oh, and don’t wear trainers.
You may find other information and advice here.
And please remember: Let nobody know you’re a time traveller! This project is an entirely secret service.