The costume above must have challenged lepidopterists in the audience to want to pin and mount this rare specimen.
Note the actual working headlights as epaulets and license plate numbers on her gauntlet gloves.
William Matthews — Aeroplane Woman — 1913
This poor woman was strapped to stilts while leaning forward to keep her balance, all the while looking through a hole covered with a gauzy fabric in the base of the bird's neck.
Note the rising steam headdress. This and the design below were part of a Tea Service set that also included a teaspoon, sugar bowl and creamer, a serving tray, a bowl of orange marmalade, a butter dish, and a sugar cube with tongs.
Okay, coming in from left stage, this and the design below were for the ballet, for male dancers, the one above with what one would assume would be real sparklers fitzing around his twirls and leaps.