period drama costume designers these days
Okay, so we have a period drama that is set in the 18th century and uh… we’re gonna need to design some nice costumes for our actresses. So, any ideas? Which part of the century? Why does that matter? Because it’s a century. You wouldn’t say 1950s and 1990s are the same, would you? Yeah, no. No one would notice. Yeah, it kind of ruins the whole creativity aspect of it. Like I wanted the costumes to be this really like, creative space. We don’t want the costumes to be like copies of historical garments because it’s cinema, you know? I want to give them- to serve like a really modern twist. Yeah, but in order for that to work, you need to know what you’re twisting first. I’m sorry, are you trying to sabotage this production? Anyway, moving on. I’d like to make a list of stuff that we need. So, if you come up with anything, let me know. Historical undergarments to achieve the right silhouette- Booooobs! Yes, our all-time priority. I’m gonna have to add flowing luscious hair. Sorry, as in loose hair? Is that a problem? It was kind of like a really big no-no at the time and if you didn’t put your hair up you would have them hidden underneath a cap and… Ewww! *Retching* Eww, ew, ew. *Retching* Oh my God! No! God! I’m gonna throw up. No, disgusting! I’m gonna write that down, no caps. Moving on. Back lacing. Yeah, about that. Dresses were usually closed in the front. Oooff. Back lacing was used in court gowns and our movie’s set in a Yorkshire village. Yeah, but dresses don’t close in front. Anyway, undergarments. So obviously we have drawers. Drawers didn’t even exist back then. It was not until the 1820s when they became popular. Are you implying that they wore nothing underneath? They had to wear something. So, frilled drawers it is. Now, because we do care for historical accuracy, the actresses are going to wear stays. Which is also going to help with the boob situation, but the modern twist is they’re going to wear it on a naked body, so when they take the stays off, there’s going to be lacing marks on their bodies. Which is going to show how cruel and evil corsets were. Why would anyone in their right minds do it? Like logically. *Gasp* We don’t want realness, we want magic. How about what was considered a norm at the time? Like a shift? *Exasperated Scoff* A pair of stays? Stockings, garters? Bum roll, petticoat? How much time do you think we have? We’re going to spend like a couple of months attaching machine sewn embroidery details on the ball gowns. Ugh. No, we’re ditching the petticoats, we’re ditching the bum roll, ditching the shifts, we’re keeping the stockings because they’re sexy and will work in bed scenes nicely. Now- Do we really need to make things sexy? *Scoff* Does the Mars bar really need two layers? No, but that’s what sells. I honestly think people are okay with historical accuracy and, and characters looking historical. I think they can handle this pretty well. *Laughing* Oh, wow! Oh my gosh! *Laughing* Oh, my God! *Laughing* *Heavy Breathing* Wow! Okay, you’re fired. Now, we’re gonna have to figure out how to make them wear tight leather pants at some point.