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Masks hang on a rail at the National Theatre’s Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington in London, England. The Costume and Props Hire department in Kennington is the home of over 85,000 items including suits of armour, medieval masks, corsetry and period dresses all of which have been produced and brought to be part of the productions for the National Theatre in the last 50 years. The collection now services the public for fancy dress costumes along with TV and film companies.
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People dressed in costumes representing various periods and characters in Japanese feudal history participate in the annual Jidai Festival at Kyoto Imperial Palace on Tuesday. The festival marks the anniversary of the foundation of the city.
Visitors dressed in colourful costumes stroll around the International Comics and Games Expo in Shanghai, China, on Thursday
Girls wearing traditional costumes laugh while waiting to greet foreign ministers before a cultural event attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry during the ASEAN security conference in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei on Monday. Read more