1930’s Capezio Tap Costume

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

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Happy Halloween! Speaking of costumes, I came across this 1930’s Capezio tap costume on eBay today, complete with matching bloomers. I am always fascinated by dance costumes of the past and this one appears to be fairly simple in terms of fabrics, but has some lovely details – trim, pocket, and sash – I wonder what routine and song went along with the costume wearer’s performance? Alas, we’ll never know who she is because the place to write the name on the dress tag is blank. I could see someone doing a nautical-themed Lindy Hop routine in this, accompanied by a sailor in white and blue, or maybe replicated by a troupe of chorus girls…

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2 responses to “1930’s Capezio Tap Costume

  1. I have a capezio’s dress I wore to lessons when I was 4,5,6? I am now 77 and moving to a small condo and wanted to know if it was worth anything to anyone?

    • I’m sure it would be worth something to someone, but it’s finding that right someone that would be difficult. You could compare prices for similar items on Etsy or eBay?

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