There were a lot of feminist activists in the French Revolution, women who claimed that human rights shouldn't just be reserved for 50% of the population, and who also felt that maybe it was wrong to use "fraternité" (brotherhood) as a motto. Unfortunately many of these women were very badly treated. During the revolution quite a few of them got executed at the guilloutine, or arrested. Some were more or less forced into a life of obscurity, while for example Theroigne de Mericourt was institutionalized at a mental asylum. Still I wanted to give a bit of nod to these interesting, but usually forgotten, women.
|Vive la Revolution|
- Snow White wig, with a white scarf wrapped around the upper part to look like some kind of bonnet
- a red suit jacket with a tricolor cockade;
- black vest
- 18th century chemise and petticoat.
I took a piece of red cotton and ripped it into two pieces, one narrow piece that I used as a sash and the other part was tied to a stick and used as a revolutionary flag.
Total cost of the costume was 85 SEK (ca $10) and that was the cost of the red fabric. The rest were things I already had at home.