costume drama


“Do you think that I shall ever have a bosom friend in Avonlea?…A bosom friend—an intimate friend, you know—a real kindred spirit to whom I can confide my innermost soul. I’ve dreamed of meeting her all my life.”

Anne & Diana parallels in Anne of Green Gables and Anne With an E

thehuntresslair  asked:

Just out of curiosity: how and where do they normally store the costumes in a way that can be re-used in another production if needed?

Most costumes are stored in costume houses. Each costume house is a little different, but by and large, they are storing costumes in the same way that you would store any clothing - just on a much larger scale. Clothing is stored on hanging racks, hats are stored on shelves or hang on pegs, jewelry is often stored in drawers or hung up, etc.

Angels Costumier is the largest costume house in the world. They have over eight miles of hanging racks arranged chronologically in order to make finding costumes for the proper period easier.

I would highly suggest visiting their website for more information. They also offer a tour called “Behind the Seams” if you would like to learn more.  You can also check out this interview I did with Angels about a year ago.

There are literally hundreds of costume houses around the world that provide specialty items for film and television, but if you wish to learn more, some of the  best-known places are:


Tirelli Costumi

Western Costume Company

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All About Jane Austen: Adaptations of Her Novels

Miss Austen was surely a great novelist. What she did, she did perfectly. Her work, as far as it goes, is faultless. She wrote of the times in which she lived, of the class of people with which she associated, and in the language which was usual to her as an educated lady.. She places us in a circle of gentlemen and ladies, and charms us while she tells us with an unconscious accuracy how men should act to women, and women act to men. It is not that her people are all good––and certainly, they are not all wise. The faults of some are the anvils on which the virtues of others are hammered till they are bright as steel.
-Anthony Trollope, Lecture (1870)



Anna Karenina (2012)

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
(Anna Karenina––Part I: Chapter XI, Leo Tolstoy)