Be dark and mysterious this Halloween in this Masquerade Ball Costume! You can be a Gothic princess or Queen Victoria in mourning in this regal gown. After her beloved husband, Prince Albert, died in 1861, Victoria wore black clothing for the rest of her life. This dress evokes fashions of the late 19th century. And did you know that some of today’s Gothic fascination with dark themes has its roots in 19th century Gothic literature? NOTE: the brooch shown in the photo is not included.