Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Monthly Archives: January 2015

Happy New Year!



I don’t really do New Years Resolutions, but I have decided that this year is going to be the most creative year I have ever had.

As many of you know I took a ten year hiatus from the film business, until Ron dragged me kicking and screaming back in, to do Outlander. I suppose one might make a case that there was really no way that I was NOT going to end up doing Outlander, one of my favorite books, that I helped convince Ron to make. Wonder what I would have done if someone could have shown me the future? If I could have seen myself living on the other side of the world, away from my family,  with a puppy for company, designing Outlander.  Hmmmmm.

But here I am, and I survived the first year, probably due to pure stubbornness. I have done a few TV shows, first season only. They are so awful, that I have never wanted to come back for the second season. This first season did not disappoint. It was brutal. I tried to leave again, but the husband is having no part of it, and pushed, shoved and insisted that I come back. (and then a month ago, actually said to me, “quit! I don’t want you do go!!) But here I am, and I am (astonishingly) very happy to be here.

I think it is going to be amazing in every way. Both on and off screen.

If I am going to do this, I may as well do it at full volume. The challenge of Season Two is so challenging, so insurmountable, so absolutely impossible, that I MUST wrestle it to the ground. I MUST triumph. Someone get me a sword, I am going to slay this dragon. Or maybe just make friends with it.


Anyway welcome to the blog – 2015.

I have no idea where the blog will go. Depends on how it all works out. If I turn out to be right, about a lot of things, than I might actually get to have a life this year. Which means more time to write. There is so much to share, so much that will be happening behind the scenes. I am also going to write more about what this experience is, personally. This blog has been tremendously helpful, allowing me a forum to work things out on. I am very committed to it.

Hopefully we will also be able to keep the FORUM going, I think it is a nice place for Outlander fans to gather and chat.

We shall see.

But in the meantime, there is still the second half of Season One, still to come. I keep forgetting, being fully buried in Season Two. So much more to see!!!!! Things JUST got started!

If you are new to the blog, don’t stop on this post. There are pages and pages of posts about the making of Outlander. Just keep scrolling through the Older Entries. A good time to play catch up.





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