The Goddess clothing page provides information on how to dress like a Goddess. It includes information on suppliers of ritual clothing and a wealth of Goddess fancy dress ideas and suggested patterns if you want to try your hand at making your own outfit.
There is also a handy reference section to help you find images to inspire you.
When working with the Goddesses you may choose to purchase special Goddess clothing for performing rituals. Below are two of my favourite suppliers. Beware these cloths are so amazing you will want to wear them everyday.
My favourite outfit in my wardrobe is a Venus skirt and butterfly top made by Chrysalis. I agree with the supplier’s description of their clothing that it is " designed as a loving celebration of women, our curves, our differences, our sacred forms." I have seen numerous people wearing this clothing over the years and it looks beautiful on all of them. The clothing is made from natural materials and the colours reflect all the beautiful shades of the chakras. Their website address is www.chrysalis-clothing.com
Whilst researching for this page I was also reminded of www.thegoddesswithin.nl a site set up by a mother and daughter in the Netherlands. I have come across this amazing range of clothing before and it is stunning. They were over in the UK for the Goddess Conference a few years ago in Glastonbury. Check out the websites for local stockists in your area.
If you wish to make your own ritual Goddess clothing you may find the dress making pattern suggestions at the end of this page useful.
Goddess Fancy Dress Clothing
You may have arrived at this page if you've been invited to a fancy dress party and have decided to be adventurous and make your own costume.
This page will help you find information about the appearance of individual Goddesses. For instance if you have decided to dress up as the Greek Goddess Athena, go to the Greek Goddesses button on the side of this page and follow the link to Athena. Scroll down to the heading marked “Goddess symbolism” where you will find information on the Goddess's appearance including her clothing and ritual objects.
For further reference material on the styles of clothing of individual Goddess you may also wish to visit the Goddess Resources page or visit the Goddess books page for suggestions on illustrated books that you may find helpful.
Information about more recent artistic impressions can be found on the Goddess Products page. This contains links to useful sites with Goddess images, famous paintings of Goddesses as well as work by some of my favourite Goddess artists.
Goddess Fancy Dress Patterns
If on the other hand you have decided to make or adapt a more generic Goddess costume, it is worth checking out the major sewing pattern suppliers, as most companies produce a range of costume patterns.
Below are several suggestions for patterns designs for Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Celtic Goddess Costumes.
or general Greek and Roman style Goddess costumes I have found two dress patterns you may find useful. The Simplicity sewing pattern 7382 which includes patterns for a Roman and Egyptian style Goddess dress.Whilst the Egyptian/Greek costume pattern by McCalls 4954 has three different elegant designs.These are both old patterns so Ebay is probable your best bet.
More recent Pattern include Simplicity pattern 3647, this contains very simple to make toga and tunic style outfits.
If you are looking for Celtic Goddess patterns I suggest searching through patterns for medieval costumes and bridal wear. For a simple medieval dress try Butterick's B4827.
McCalls also do a great medieval dress pattern number 4889 that can be easily adapted for a Goddess costume.
For a short costume suitable for a huntress Goddess like Diana try Simplicity 1773.
If you are looking to make a full length cloak for rituals you might like Simplicity pattern 5794 for a luxurious, full lined clock. For fancy dress Simplicity 1582 maybe a better option.