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Victorian Costumes fill the streets of downtown Thomasville

You can't have the Victorian Christmas festival in Thomasville without the costumes. (Source:WALB) You can't have the Victorian Christmas festival in Thomasville without the costumes. (Source:WALB)
"People stop you and take your picture and you really take back a step in time," said Turner. (Source:WALB) "People stop you and take your picture and you really take back a step in time," said Turner. (Source:WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

You can't have the Victorian Christmas festival in Thomasville without the costumes.

"The merchants started Victorian Christmas 30 years ago. The way to try to tie in the Victorian theme was to dress up," said Sarah Turner, Thomasville Visitors Center.

"People stop you and take your picture and you really take back a step in time," said Turner.

So what is considered Victorian attire? It's long skirts, capes, canes, hats, and lots of fur - and of course it's a lot more fun when it feels like Christmas.

"We always hope that it's cold for the festival, it makes wearing the outfits more fun and snuggly. You can add coats, jackets, and scarves," said Turner.

Veronica Bozeman picked out her perfect outfit.

"It looks festive, it's white for Christmas, and has the little flowers and I like the fur," said Bozeman.

Bozeman grew up seeing the costumes and is excited for her first chance to put one on.

"When I was a little girl I would walk down the streets and I would see people dressed up and I thought it was really neat," said Bozeman.

There are a total of 50 costumes - after a week of the shop being open 35 costumes were already rented.

Festival organizers said all the costumes make this year is extra special.

"You'll see alot of people dressed up this year so that will be a fun way to set the tone," said Bozeman.

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