Patrick Bosman has created several fantastic minifigs reminiscent of the turn of the last century. Patrick demonstrates that the accessories are often as important as the minifigs themselves:
Edit (9/9/05): Here are a couple more I think he’s added recently:
The lace on the maid’s skirt is truly a unique use of the flower!
Oh, and sorry about the Japanese last week. I was in a weird mood. Heh heh.