Terry Dresbach’s Emotional Farewell to ‘Outlander’ Fans

Outlander

Costume designer Terry Dresbach will be leaving the hit historical costume drama Outlander after season four. “It’s been 6 years. I want to be with my family. I am spent, exhausted, worn out. Concerned about my health,” she said on Twitter. Dresbach was instrumental in the launch of the series with her husband the writer and … Read more

How The Crown’s Jane Petrie Researches Period Fashion

As wardrobe mistress and later as a costume assistant Jane Petrie was involved with the eponymous Tudor queen of both Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Now she has taken over from Emmy-winning costumer Michele Clapton for Elizabeth II in The Crown’s second season. Nevertheless with such a background Petrie was well-experienced in recreating period-authentic … Read more

First Glimpse of Poldark’s New Costume (And Without It…)

Poldark series 4 first look image reveals Aidan Turner’s smart new costume

Ross Poldark has smartened up as the famously-rugged star of the late 18th Century has opted for a buttoned-up coat with wide lapels and the addition of a waistcoat draped over the top. The look is sealed by a resplendent white cravat and classic bicorn. Nevertheless the opening of series four will see Poldark stepping out of … Read more

The Big and Bold Challenge for Costume Designers

A Series of Unfortunate Events

You only need to take a look in your local department store to see the immense size and quality of modern television screens aimed at the common family. Ultra-high-definition has given every broadcast a strangely smooth quality full of contrast and impeccable detail. Unfortunately one of the production departments with the biggest tasks with rising … Read more

Poll: What is The Greatest Historical TV Drama?

Your favourite characters, plot twists and costumes depend on you! The Costume Rag calls upon costume fanatics to nominate and vote for their favourite historical TV dramas. This is a dirty fight because we’re leaving it to you to consider how qualities like historical accuracy and compelling narrative compete. Do you value a cast of … Read more