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Fashion Resources at Pepperdine: Costume Design

Researching fashion and costume design

 

Costume Designers can choose to strive for accurate representation and or exact replication of the period fashion ( Emma, 2020 film) or  vary with much creative liberty they take (Little Women, 2019 Film &  Bridgerton, 2020 TV Show). 

Bellow are some interviews of their though process and how they use fashion to create characters, communicate mood, and world build.

Books

Making your own design from History

Fantasy loosely based on real fashion (Cinderella)

Choosing a Century for inspiration. Not strictly 19 th Cen (some characters is the 1940 s version of 19th Cen)   

1940's -Fashion plate style for stepmother  

1700s -Royals 

1860s- Middle Class Merchants 

More...

SciFi (alternate History)