Get up and get your getup on!
Welcome back to our popular feature, Stuff maybe we should have explained in the caption, but didn’t. We’re told these photos show demonstrators in Edwardian costumes protesting the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport.
Huh? And that would be because airport expansion was a vital issue during the 1901 to 1910 Edwardian era? Or because protesting without a fun period costume just isn’t done?
“Don’t you look foolish, Molly, wearing a Victorian dress at the Edwardian protest! Try to keep up, girlfriend!”
“Sorry, I lost my costume protest calendar last week, at the 17th century fop demonstration!”
“No! That means you haven’t started working on a character from Hogarth’s iconic work, Gin Lane!“
“I can’t do that one, anyway. It will take me three days to get made up as a Bubonic Plague victim for the march next week!”
“You know, we should have a protest over having to make all these costumes!”
“Great idea! Let’s come as our favorite wife of Henry VIII!“