In the annals of Victorian medical history, few foes receive as much bile as the corset, which physicians claimed contributed to miscarriages, cancer, and slow, crushing deaths. But while there are some health problems that can be linked to corsets, they aren't nearly the instruments of medical terror that they're…
These are by Andrew Kanounov. And while it would obviously require a ton of time, measurements, and money to get one, don't you just wish you could?
Any tech that allows humans a new type of insight is inevitably turned on ourselves. We want to know what else we can find out from peering in on our bodies or minds in a new way. Of course, x-ray machines were pretty much used from the start for that purpose, but it's amazing to see these 1908 photos examining how a…
With the 1908 volume of his treatise Le Corset, Dr. Ludovic O’Followell hoped to make clear the detrimental effects the then-current corset designs had on women's health. To that end, he took X-ray images of women in their binding underthings.
If superheroines found themselves fighting crime in the year 1887, would they trade in their spandex for corsets and petticoats? Artist Michael Dooney transports familiar females back to the Victorian era, and gives each one a new costume design.
Philadelphia costume designers Mayfaire Moon are building a TARDIS corset, and yes, they've already made the requisite "bigger on the inside" gag.
As far as naughty Star Wars geek-wear goes, Princess Leia's gold bikini is so last year — and California-based artisan EveningArwen has rectified that with these Darth Vader and Stormtrooper corsets.