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Heritage Costumes Literature Collection: Doctor Dolittle

Heritage Costumes Literature Collection: Doctor Dolittle

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Unearth the enchanting world of Doctor John Dolittle, a beloved character penned by Hugh Lofting in 1920. Dr. Dolittle wasn't your ordinary physician. Instead of treating humans, he had a unique gift – communicating with animals in their native tongues. This extraordinary talent led him on a journey of discovery, becoming a revered naturalist and uncovering nature's secrets through his profound animal conversations. These captivating tales, originally conceived in heartfelt letters from Lofting to his children during World War I, unfold in the charming Victorian-era setting of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh.

⭐ The Base Costume includes: (4 PCS)
1. Victorian Black Frock Coat (fully lined) - Crafted from Black Gaberdine, this Victorian-style frock coat is lined with a poly/cotton twill blend. It features elegant velvet collars for a touch of sophistication.

2. Victorian-era satin red paisley-patterned waistcoat. Its smooth, no-lapel neckline and sharp, pointed hem complement the tone-on-tone design. Detailed with fabric-covered buttons for a sophisticated look, it also features two welt pockets at the waist—perfect for securing your pocket watch or other vintage accessories. Finished with a satin-lined back and an adjustable buckle for the ideal fit.

3. A crisp white, flat-front dress shirt made from a 65/35 poly-cotton blend, adorned with pre-set pearlized buttons.

4. Period String Tie: The black satin string necktie has an adjustable feature to fit neck sizes from 14 to 20 inches comfortably; it's not just an accessory—it's an experience in sophistication.

⭐ Value Bundle Option (in addition to items in Base Costume): ( PCS)
5. Victorian trousers - Their high-waisted silhouette encapsulates the classic Victorian essence, while the flat front with a modern zipper, button attachments for suspenders, and a back buckle with an adjustability strap combine style with practicality. Furthermore, the trousers have two front pockets and a signature rear welted pocket, ensuring utility meets fashion.

6. Victorian Molded Felt Top Hat: Adorned with a grosgrain ribbon hat band, this Victorian-inspired top hat combines elegance with functionality. Inside its crown, a hook and loop fastener provides size-adjustment capabilities, ensuring a snug fit. The hat's circumference is adjustable from 22" to 25", with a crown height of 7".

7. Decorative Pocket Watch: Old West-inspired pocket watch with decorative chain fob, non-operational.

Step into this enchanting realm with our authentic Dr. Dolittle costume, perfect for embracing the magic and nostalgia of a literary classic.


  • Handmade
  • Materials: Cotton, Metal Button


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 What size should I order?

"Selecting the right size is crucial when ordering our garments. Please refer to the size chart provided for each individual item, as it is tailored to the specific measurements of that item. You can find the size chart as a photo in the product listing or on a separate informational page. Please follow the measurement instructions provided on the size chart.

Our garments do not follow standard modern-day sizing because they are created based on patterns from specific historical periods. The measurements we provide on the size chart represent the dimensions of the garment itself, not body measurements.

 If you're unsure about your size, measure a similar, NON-STRETCH garment you already own and love. Compare its measurements to the ones on our size chart to ensure you choose the right fit."


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What is included with each product?

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Business Information:

 Heritage Costumes Inc.

1423 Marcelina Ave.

Torrance, CA. 90501



Do you have a physical store?

 Yes, we do have a physical warehouse, but it is not open to the public as it is primarily used for the construction of our garments and the shipping of our online orders. However, if you are in the local area, you can arrange for a pickup of orders placed online. Please email us in advance so we can provide you with an exact pick-up window.


How do I request a custom costume?

At this time, we are unable to accommodate custom orders. We are fully committed to constructing and fulfilling our existing online orders. We appreciate your understanding.


Business Hours:

 Customer Service Hours are Monday thru Friday 10 am until 4:30 pm PST. Messages received after these times will be answered the following business day.


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