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Title: Favorite Movie to watch for killer Garb?
Post by: Adriana Rose on June 03, 2010, 11:28:33 AM
I was just reading the Robin Hood thread and this popped to mind. What movies do you guys like to watch and drool over the costuming?

I must say that my favorite is Dangerous Beauty and Marie Antoinette



Who's next?
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Post by: LadyShadow on June 03, 2010, 11:49:26 AM
I like watching The Duchess and drooling over her dresses and coats.  And A Knights Tale.  Granted those are more fun looking, I love them.
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Post by: Bonny Pearl on June 03, 2010, 12:05:02 PM
Oh yes The Dutchess and Dangerous Beauty for sure!  I also like Excalibur, Guinevere's wedding gown was so sparkley lol!  ;D
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Post by: Athena on June 03, 2010, 12:23:44 PM
Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, Ever After, Romeo and Juliet, Zefirelli (sp) version.
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Post by: Ambrosine on June 03, 2010, 12:30:03 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE Dangerous Beauty , both Elizabeths, Pirates of Carribean 2 and 3 for pirate garb, Cutt Thoat Island, Three Musketeers (Disney version) and Casanova, Man in the Iron Mask. I like some aspects of Knights Tale as well but they are a little more funky, favorite is Chaucer's coat!
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Post by: gem on June 03, 2010, 01:39:56 PM
You might enjoy this earlier thread (http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=6371.0).
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Post by: LadyShadow on June 03, 2010, 01:43:08 PM
Pirates of Carribean 2 and 3 for pirate garb,

I so agree.  I'm tempted to make a version of what Keira wore when she was the head of the pirates.

(http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/still/potc3_keira7.jpg)
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Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on June 03, 2010, 07:17:29 PM
If we broaden the definition of "garb" outside of renaissance stuff- I am particularly stricken and find myself rewatching House of Flying Daggers and Memoirs of a Geisha. I also am currently staring over and over at the dress jacket that the bad guys wore in "I Spy" (the newer one, not the original)- I am going to try to recreate it, with a slight alteration on the sleeves, for my man's groom jacket for the wedding.

Now, for rennie-ish stuff, my favorite costuming to see over and over isn't from a movie, but a TV show-- the Madame de Pompadour episode of Doctor Who. They did an AMAZING job with her and the rest of court- I would KILL to have some of the dresses in that episode!
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Post by: sealion on June 03, 2010, 08:22:12 PM
I love Dangerous Beauty! Not for the "courtesan" outfits but for the venetian gowns at the beginning of the movie.
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Post by: The Lady Mercedes on June 04, 2010, 03:07:56 AM
I was swooning over Dangerous Liasions....
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Post by: squiregaby on June 04, 2010, 03:11:26 AM
I've been watching the Legend of the Seeker....and major costume envy.... she has some GORGEOUS costuming
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Post by: Delireus on June 04, 2010, 04:11:13 AM
Vanity Fair is very nice, and The Tudors series makes me drool over the costumes every episode (though Mr. Meyers helps with that too ;D) Also the Elizabeth I two part thing HBO did was great. Most of the movies mentioned above as well, there are many pretty things to look at.
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Post by: dragongirl on June 04, 2010, 02:52:41 PM
I love Lady Jane Grey and the BBC version of The Other Bolyen Girl.  My mom and I both watch The Seeker, I just laugh though because the though of fighting in a long flowing white gown in the woods and keeping the gown white is beyond us mere mortals.
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Post by: Aunty Lou on June 04, 2010, 04:11:01 PM
For fantasy, well, let's be trite, and say Trisha Biggar's clothes for the women in the Star Wars 1-3... Padme's wedding dress, funeral dress, the blue thing she wore on Tatooine...  Other fantasy things are FarScape, and Firefly.
For history, Anne of the Thousand Days, both Elizabeths, and there's one I cannot bring the title to mind.  It starred Robert Downey Jr. as a physician to the court of Charles II...  PBS' version of Cyrano De Bergerac.
Nom nom nom!
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 04, 2010, 04:59:01 PM
Dr Who: Vampires of Venice.
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Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on June 04, 2010, 05:55:45 PM
It starred Robert Downey Jr. as a physician to the court of Charles II... 

Restoration. I LOVE Polly Walkers dresses in that movie
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Post by: Bonny Pearl on June 04, 2010, 08:24:14 PM
I was just about to post Restoration lol!  Meg Ryan, Sam Neill, Hugh Grant were in it too.
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Post by: The Lady Mercedes on June 05, 2010, 04:39:14 AM
Hmmm I'll have to look for that one, sounds interesting...
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 05, 2010, 08:40:44 AM
Here is my list.....

The Six Wives of Henry VIII...BBC version with Keith Michell as Henry VIII
ELIZABETH R...with Glenda Jackson as QEI
LILLIE...about Lillie Langtry(Victorian period)
all 3 Pirates of The Caribbean films (Pirate Clothing)
COLD MOUNTAIN...(Civil War period)
TITANIC...(Edwardian period)
THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE...(late 18th Century)
The LIBERTINE, RESTORATION...(Baroque period)
all 3 Lord of The Rongs films in Extended Edition...(Fantasy with some period refferences)

There are more, but these are in my DVD library.
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 05, 2010, 09:32:47 AM
'Lord of the Rongs'...  Gotta love it!   ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 05, 2010, 10:33:21 AM


At my age, TYPOS are common!!!! :D :D
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 05, 2010, 01:13:54 PM
Giggle...  I do lots of those.  Age has nothing to do with it.  More to do with my never having learned to touch type...
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Post by: Sorcha on June 05, 2010, 09:35:33 PM
Dr Who: Vampires of Venice.

Just saw this...  I'm not sure I got the jist of the episode because I was using the Pause button too much.  I NEED to get a copy of that!
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Post by: Kate XXXXXX on June 06, 2010, 05:37:27 AM
Himself burned it to DVD, and the Confidential episode to go with it, so I can have LOTS of pix to squee over!
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Post by: CenturiesSewing on June 11, 2010, 09:21:14 AM

Juana la Loca - Some nice early Spanish clothing, need to rewatch it.

Romeo and Juliet 1968 version

Elizabeth R. 1971

Henry VIII and his Six Wives 1972

The Merchant of Venice 2004

Orlando 1992

Anne of the Thousand Days

A Man for All Seasons

Lady Jane

La Reine Margot - Bit fantasy on the women's stuff, but lovely men's clothing

The Girl with the Pearl Earring

La Conjura Del Escorial
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Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 11, 2010, 10:41:31 AM
A movie no one has mentioned yet is Stage Beauty, which is a fantastic movie with some beautiful restoration costumes.

I also love the costumes found in Marie Antoinette, The Duchess, The Tudors, Casanova, Elizabeth, Young Victoria, and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and Penelope for a bit more modern costumes.
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Post by: PurpleDragon on June 11, 2010, 11:04:03 AM
I'm contemplating making one of the costumes from "FLESH & BLOOD", it's based in the plague years and stars Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh.  Costuming tends to be from lower to middle class with some nobility thrown in for good measure.
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Post by: Bronwyn Blackmantle on June 14, 2010, 11:34:48 PM
Two that haven't been mentioned are "The Princess Bride" and "Ladyhawke." Love the movies, and the costumes weren't bad either.  ;)
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Post by: dragongirl on June 17, 2010, 03:51:09 AM
Another beautiful movie for killer garb is Stealing Heaven.  I totally forgot about that movie until I was playing a podcast a couple of weeks ago.
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Post by: Manwariel on June 23, 2010, 05:17:36 PM
I love the costumes in Prince of Persia (though other parts of the film are sorely lacking). And there's some really nice costuming in Prince Caspian. I think my other favorites have all been mentioned.
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Post by: isabelladangelo on June 23, 2010, 08:44:04 PM
Eeck!  Some of the movies/shows mentioned make me want to go stabbity thanks to the costuming -or lack therefore of!   It drives me nuts to see a wee bit too much license taken with historical costuming.  I get that they can't do everything but there's a difference between license and throwing out actual research and doing what you feel. 

Ones I actually like for the Renaissance/Medieval:

Blackadder - I don't think this has actually been mentioned yet which is surprising.  Awesome show and gorgeous outfits.  Gotta love Queenie's gowns!

Princess Bride - amazingly accurate in some places

Ever After - neat jumping point for Italian Renaissance

Dangerous Beauty - Love the Venetian gowns worn by the noble women

Timeline - I actually like the surcote...

Les Visiteurs - Hilarious french movie about an 11th c knight coming to the modern (late 20th c) world.   Most of the costuming is modeled after the late 15th c but it's really good for what it is.

Anne of the Thousand Days - How artistic license and H/a should be!   Beautiful costuming and great movie

Kingdom of Heaven -sort of surprised no one mentioned this one either yet...

A Man for All Seasons  - the movie bored me but it has some pretty outfits in it

Elizabeth I - the HBO one that I really really loved....
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Post by: Blue66669 on June 24, 2010, 02:42:06 AM
That's the great thing about Hollywood. Movies are meant to entertain, and costumes are meant to decorate and inspire. Hell, I figure, since the stories aren't "by the book", there's no reason that the clothes should be either. I mean, you know, unless you're watching a PBS special on the matter...

I get a lot of my ideas from old barbarian movies from the 80's, and I'm hoping to do something more civilized someday. I'm definitely hot on Marie Antoinette and Dangerous Beauty. Both Elizabeth movies make my fingers twitch, and I've been dying to do something very asian inspired.
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Post by: dragongirl on June 24, 2010, 03:30:36 AM
Eeck!  Some of the movies/shows mentioned make me want to go stabbity thanks to the costuming -or lack therefore of!   It drives me nuts to see a wee bit too much license taken with historical costuming.  I get that they can't do everything but there's a difference between license and throwing out actual research and doing what you feel. 

I totally agree!  Besides my slight fit in the Robin Hood thread, I still twitch every time I think of the Other Bolyen Girl (Hollywood version).  There is a scene when Anne Bolyen is wearing a a Gabled Hood AFTER she wed Henry III.  Don't even get me started on that Gods & Goddesses series that was on The History channel.  They should have totally known better!
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Post by: isabelladangelo on June 24, 2010, 06:03:15 AM
I totally agree!  Besides my slight fit in the Robin Hood thread, I still twitch every time I think of the Other Bolyen Girl (Hollywood version).  There is a scene when Anne Bolyen is wearing a a Gabled Hood AFTER she wed Henry III.  Don't even get me started on that Gods & Goddesses series that was on The History channel.  They should have totally known better!

I'm of the mind that Philippa Gregory should be banned from ever writing again given the amount of license she uses with history.  To me, it's a disgrace to the people whose names she steals to do what ever she feels with them.  The costuming of the Other Boleyn Girl reflects that.   Actually, I saw some of the gowns in person with my cousin -she was horrified at the construction.  And she does interior design, not costuming at all.    You can see some of the photos I took up at : http://www.flickr.com/photos/jubileel/3233640072/in/set-72157613047735222/

I was far more into Queen Mary's red dress from Elizabeth the Golden Age -which has a lot of noteworthy outfits and far more professional finished.   Unfortunately, the pictures I took did not come out at all of it.   
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Post by: Genievea Brookstone on June 24, 2010, 11:26:26 AM
Reguarless of what I am sewing its always LoTR extended Trilogy.
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Post by: Doberman on July 27, 2010, 01:57:56 AM
Pirates of Carribean 2 and 3 for pirate garb,

I so agree.  I'm tempted to make a version of what Keira wore when she was the head of the pirates.

(http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/still/potc3_keira7.jpg)

I thought I had a better pic, but this is all I can find on short notice.  :) 

(https://home.comcast.net/~douglashillman/andi.jpg)

My friend Andi wearing her version of the Pirate Queen outfit.  The white detail is all thick paint that she piped on.  The gold bits are all Sculpy.  She made Matt's Captain Jack too, of course.  :)
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Post by: LadyShadow on July 27, 2010, 07:08:52 AM
Oh that is soooo lovely.  I think I might really have to get off my rear and make me one now.
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Post by: Rowan MacD on August 03, 2010, 02:14:09 PM
I totally agree!  Besides my slight fit in the Robin Hood thread, I still twitch every time I think of the Other Boleyn Girl (Hollywood version).  There is a scene when Anne Boleyn is wearing a a Gabled Hood AFTER she wed Henry III. 
   I didn't understand that one either.  In her novel, Philippa Gregory made a point of how much Anne hated the gabled hood and she never wore one.  She introduced the french hood to the English court and stuck to it because it flattered her face and neck, not to mention it was lighter to dance in.   Why the screen writer (or costuming director) decided to throw that in is beyond me.   

   My all time favorite costume movie to date is Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth-the golden age.  The Virgin Queen outfit in silver and white made me drool.  Her coronation outfit was the closest I have ever seen to the Hilliard portrait. 

   
 
   
 
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Post by: Lady Kett on August 03, 2010, 07:32:42 PM
I read back through the thread, and the Showtime series, The Tudors was only mentioned once. We just finished watching seasons 1 - 3 on DVD and I love the costuming. I know they have taken liberties with history in the storyline, but how do they stand up on HA costuming?
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Post by: Lady Rebecca on August 03, 2010, 09:44:27 PM
I read back through the thread, and the Showtime series, The Tudors was only mentioned once. We just finished watching seasons 1 - 3 on DVD and I love the costuming. I know they have taken liberties with history in the storyline, but how do they stand up on HA costuming?

My biggest costuming qualm with the Tudors is that all of the women have somehow lost their chemises... But they are beautiful costumes nonetheless.
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Post by: Cilean on August 04, 2010, 01:07:30 AM

I read back through the thread, and the Showtime series, The Tudors was only mentioned once. We just finished watching seasons 1 - 3 on DVD and I love the costuming. I know they have taken liberties with history in the storyline, but how do they stand up on HA costuming?


Yes Elizabethan gowns instead of Henricians, No SMOCKS, because  these ladies would never have called them "Chemises" we need to excise that term from English vocabulary...sigh, I know it is my pet peeve. There are some Henricians in the back as well background so why??

You can play the drinking game from seasons 1 and 2, where did we see the gown from which movie first? It is pretty fun and you will get drunk if you are good! LOL ;D

So since the gowns mostly came from other Movies depicting Elizabeth's Reign they are somewhat H/A, most of the hats though are not!

Cilean


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Post by: LadyShadow on August 04, 2010, 08:54:34 AM
I dont remember how I got there... But there was a website that showed most pieces of clothing, hats, jewelry, etc. and which movies or other tv shows that it can be found in.
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Post by: Anna Iram on August 04, 2010, 11:20:06 AM
I do really love the dressing scenes in both Dangerous Liasons and Marie Antoinette. I love it when filmakers let us see all the intircate layered details of the undergarmets under those gorgous gowns.
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Post by: Lady Rebecca on August 04, 2010, 11:47:54 AM
I dont remember how I got there... But there was a website that showed most pieces of clothing, hats, jewelry, etc. and which movies or other tv shows that it can be found in.

I think you're referring to costumersguide.com (http://costumersguide.com), which I find to be an absolutely wonderful research tool.
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Post by: LadyShadow on August 04, 2010, 11:51:40 AM
It was kinda like that but it was off of Showtimes page and it had a table with links from there.  Wish I would have saved that site
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Post by: Seaman Blurt on September 15, 2011, 08:43:14 AM
This thread is over a year old, but i am new here so forgive me if i chime in late. i havent heard anyone mention movies that are steampunk realated and have great steampunk garb. I can only think of two movies that i have seen that have a steampunk theme, Wild Wild West - Will Smith and Hellboy 2. LOL. Have any of you seen any other steampunk movies to pull ideas for faire costumes?
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Post by: dragongirl on September 15, 2011, 10:15:06 AM
This thread is over a year old, but i am new here so forgive me if i chime in late. i havent heard anyone mention movies that are steampunk realated and have great steampunk garb. I can only think of two movies that i have seen that have a steampunk theme, Wild Wild West - Will Smith and Hellboy 2. LOL. Have any of you seen any other steampunk movies to pull ideas for faire costumes?

Try Sucker Punch
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Post by: Zardoz on September 15, 2011, 10:35:28 AM
Ideas for Steampunk

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Disney)
The Golden Compass
Steamboy
The League Of Extraodinary Gentlemen
Dune
The City Of Lost Children
 Master of the World
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Post by: Seaman Blurt on September 15, 2011, 10:42:33 AM
Awesome! i have some movies to rent  :)
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Post by: isabelladangelo on September 15, 2011, 11:26:52 AM
The first movie that comes to mind for Steampunk, behind anything that is Jules Verne, is Return to Oz from the mid-1980's.  Check out the wheelers! 
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Post by: operafantomet on September 15, 2011, 01:58:25 PM
Probably no way of seeing this, since the production closed in May 2011... But the Copenhagen production of "Wicked" was steampunk delight! OMG, I gorged in steampunk for three hours. It was fantastic. Pictures can't do it justice (nor can the few video clips I've found on YouTube), but anyway....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/reiseaudun/wicked4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/reiseaudun/wicked10.png)

http://www.detnyteater.dk/om_teatret/tidligere_forestillinger/wicked/lyd_og_billeder/
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Post by: Adriana Rose on September 15, 2011, 03:13:09 PM
Its very strange hearing those songs in Norwegian.

That is on my have to see list.
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Post by: operafantomet on September 16, 2011, 12:10:35 AM
Its very strange hearing those songs in Norwegian Danish

;)
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Post by: Adriana Rose on September 17, 2011, 11:16:55 AM
Oh sorry.
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Post by: Butch on September 17, 2011, 02:21:27 PM
The remake of True Grit has a short in the bonus material that is all about how the costume master put together the garb for all of the actors.  I thought it was very interesting!  It reminded me of the research I have done for my garbing projects!  Check it out.
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Post by: Captain Dungcaster on September 22, 2011, 06:30:08 AM
Shakespear in Love.

Shakespear. Tim Curry plays the bard. BBC

The Spanish Film, The El Escorial Conspiracy
http://youtu.be/5hGYSIqZRPk (http://youtu.be/5hGYSIqZRPk)
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Post by: jackrocks on September 22, 2011, 10:59:18 AM
The new Three Musketeers looks promsing, as far as costumes go!!:) Im looking forward to it.
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on September 22, 2011, 02:51:01 PM


Shakespeare In Love
ELIZABETH R
Dangerous Beauty
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Post by: Rowan MacD on June 04, 2012, 08:53:45 AM
   Snow white and the Huntsman may be a contender-according to the press release, this 'dung beetle gown' worn by the queen was one of the hardest to make, but thanks to post production editing only got a few seconds of screen time.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/therowen9/Screenshot2012-06-01at122604PM.png)
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Post by: Ser Niall on June 07, 2012, 11:09:00 AM
Just started watching The Tudors on Netflix.  Talk about an overload of Ren Fair costume ideas.
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Post by: Lady Kathleen of Olmsted on June 08, 2012, 06:17:14 PM

I have been watching 'THE BORGIAS' lately. I am starting to get requests for gowns from 1492 -1500 Italy. Talk about costume overload!!!


(http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/-GOSwvQkWPUfKyK3aFn-zQ40628/GW350H466)

(http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/r0EcTsK9mabIUUXMNL4_ow25232/GW289H400)

(http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/d22BNjMb6pJ3YEVHz0naFQ43523/GW350H466)

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Post by: Alaric on June 21, 2012, 10:12:32 PM
Just watched Anonymous last weekend. They had some nice stuff in it.