New Interview with Terry Dresbach from Variety   6 comments

Here is a new interview with Terry Dresbach from Variety


From Variety:

Outlander” costume designer Terry Dresbach had the Herculean task of establishing the look of a world that’s almost as foreign to viewers as it is to time-traveling heroine Claire (Caitriona Balfe) — 18th century Scotland. She tells Variety how she adapted the costumes of author Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling novel for the screen and found the iconic looks that help Claire and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) look like the heroes they are.

More after the jump!

When it comes to building the many varied costumes of “Outlander,” how much do you have to create in-house versus what you can rent or buy elsewhere?

About 98.9 percent. The biggest shock upon arriving in Scotland and starting this show seven weeks before shooting was that we weren’t going to be able to do much in the way of rental and that we were going to have to build hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of costumes, not just the principal cast, but all of our extras. I don’t even know if I have a count of how many costumes we’ve built, but the majority of those extras are costumes that we made.

There isn’t a lot available in period clothes in general, but then everything in the world is shooting in the UK right now. So you get there and you see some great coat at the rental house and it’s off on “Pirates 4,” it’s on “Da Vinci’s Demons” … so it became very clear that we were going to have to make everything. So all the principal clothing. All the lead actors. We’ve made everything they wear. There’s no rentals on any of the cast, and there’s very few rentals on any of the extras as well. And that’s nothing compared to season two.

That’s a perfect segue, because you’re heading to Paris in season two, which is obviously a going to feature a very different style and attitude. What has the preparation been like for the new season?

It’s very refreshing to talk to somebody who actually knows there is a difference between 18th century Scotland and 18th century Paris. [Laughs.] You would not believe how many people just go, “you can’t use the same costumes?” I’m like “no, you cannot.” Outside of a silhouette — which is the same because it’s European and wherever you were in Europe, it’s essentially the same silhouette — that’s all that’s similar, that’s it. Leave it all at home.

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6 responses to “New Interview with Terry Dresbach from Variety

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  1. Reblogged this on Ana Fraser Lallybroch Blog.

  2. I think you have done such a fantastic job. I so enjoy seeing the costumes and it makes the show really feel historical seeing things as they were.

    Theresa MacKinnon
  3. I can’t wait to see what she does in s2. I have no doubt it will be fantastic.

  4. Pinned onto Outlander the Series.

  5. I’m a LONGtime Outlander series fan. You’re exquisite costumes have made the story come alive for me. You’re brilliant.
    Thank you.

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