It’s Sunday, time for the Outlander Question of the Week. This week is basically a love letter to Terry Dresbach and her design team at Outlander.
Everything about the costuming of this show has been just delicious. And not just the stuff that is right in front of our faces.. Claire, Jamie, Dougal etc. But everything. She, like Diana, is genius at storytelling. Genius at making you feel as if you are watching someone’s life happen. The costumes are amazing and you can tell that everything from concept to design to finished product is done with a genuine love for the art of design and for this story.
Great care is taken to be as authentic as possible and I believe she and her team have succeeded, all the way down to the undies …even the ones from France.
Creating a world on TV is much different than doing it in a book. A writer puts their imagination on a page and the reader mixes it with their own and voilà you are THERE.
TV and movies are different because the costume designer has to get you to believe in just their imagination and sometimes that clashes with YOUR imagination and just sends you back into reality with a jarring CRASH!
Terry and her team have taken us by the hand and walked us quietly into the world of Outlander. You can feel the corsets (and are happy that you are not required to wear one). The kilts are exactly as you imagine them to be and just like in the real 18th century Highlands, each man wears his in the way that is most comfortable for him.
Nothing feels out of place or wrong. You just feel like you have taken a trip through the stones with Claire and everything is as it should be.
So, the question of the week is this … what is your favorite piece of clothing from the show so far. I think you can guess mine, and a close second is Claire’s undies from the wedding episode.
Thank you to Terry and her team for making us all want to wear 47 layers and a corset! Brilliant job and I’m looking forward to many more seasons of Outlander costuming yumminess!!
Here is a link to Terry’s blog that has links to some of the costumes, organized by character.
I’m looking forward to see what Terry does with Claire at King Louis’s Court … also the other ladies at court because… well chains and nipples and birds and whatnot.