|Downton Abbey, 2010|
No doubt our hobby of historical costuming follows trends, and usually it is very influenced by what period films have or will be coming out. For awhile it was medieval, then it was pirates, followed by Steampunk. Elizabethan was big when Elizabeth came out, then the Civil War, with Cold Mountain, and let’s not forget the 18th century, with Marie Antoinette, and even moreso with The Duchess, and one might even argue that never did it leave us since the ’80s, and Dangerous Liaisons.
So what’s next? Is there even a next? It seems there’s quite a lot of hype surrounding Downton Abbey, and I admit I now *really* want to make some 19teens clothes. And the beautiful 1930s clothes from The King’s Speech were oh so tantalizing, do you think? We also have films coming up – Jane Eyre, for example, may have us all foaming at the mouth for the 1840s.
What do you think? What’s on your costume to-do list? Vote, or enter your own answer!