August 2002 is a comprehensive extensive website dedicated to fashion and costume

Though only six years old, the site hosts over 2,000 web pages and 3,500 images. The Costume Gallery is divided into eight main departments to better assist the viewer in referencing material.

Some of the departments located within this site include:

  • Fashion Foto-Date is a service offered to date photographs sent in by different individuals. A time frame is given based on the clothes worn by those depicted in the photograph.
  • Designer’s Hall is an ever-evolving directory that allows costume designers to network and exchange information.
  • Product Palace offers links to other websites that specialize in the fashion and costume industry. From auctions to purchasing specialty magazines, this web department holds a vast selection of contacts.
  • The Library is filled with biographies, articles, and full texts from periodicals and books related to fashion and costume. What the site may not carry itself, is easily found through one of its recommended links.
  • The Courtyard offers viewers the chance to see pictures and images of costumes taken from magazines, books, videos, movies, and other sources.

Overall, this website is full of vital information for the true fashion and costume enthusiast. abc xyz is a definite top competitor within the industry for its vast source of knowledge.

Reviewer: Francisco Murillo, FIDM Library Staff Member