Anyone out there going as something Outlander? Let’s get your pictures up here!
I will have pics after Friday. 🙂
Well, I only have one Outlander costume, and it’s getting a fair amount of wear. Perfect for Halloween? http://www.pinterest.com/pin/397161260863277371/
Jenny, Your Outlander costume has been worn more times than Claire wears hers!! LOL! 🙂
I think it’s very authentic then. THEY would have worn theirs to holes. Mine too. It started life as a Steampunk outfit, but I’ve adjusted and painted it since. If we had a decent Halloween over here, I’d be able to wear it all day to good effect. I’m looking forward to seeing other people’s contributions on this page.
You’re right fabric was INCREDIBLY valuable, material would have been cut & restyled multiple times, as well as overdyed. Even New garments were actually “pieced” in order to conserve fabric. 18th century dress makers would not begin to waste the amount of fabric we do when designing a garment.
And they did not the benefit of an overlocker and machine back then. Imagine how many times you’d need to sit and resew seams. Night time activity by the fire, no doubt.
Every year our friends have a neighborhood wide themed costume party for Halloween. Last year we surprised the hostess and dressed like her ( there were six of us). It was a big hit! This year the theme is Carnival and we are going fortune tellers/ Gypsy’s from Outlander.
My husband dressed as Jamie for my interview with Diana. I love the pic of him standing next to the Jamie cutout.
He’ll wear that again. I’ll switch out my silk robe a l’Anglaise for my Claire cowl with a jacket and petticoat. I’ll send a new pic after Halloween. What fun!
I created an entire 18th century ensemble for under $30. My husband, ever the good sport, also worn home sewn gentleman’s attire that received rave reviews. Here is a link to the final products.
First of all, I love your blog! It cost much more than $30, though; surely your time into the massive project was the “priceless” part! What a beautiful result!
Secondly, I love your name. I’m born and raised in Minnesota. We love and claim Laura Ingalls Wilder as our own (and do other states).
Hi Laura, I read your blog too and love it! I remember seeing your fabuluous 18th century costumes from last year. Didn’t know you were an Outlander fan though! Congrats on the move and new house!
WOW, love your website. What amazing creations – and even better that you manage some on very little expenditure. THAT’S creative.
Oh, I love your post!! The dress came out wonderful .. !
Yay! Someone else using zip ties for boning!
DH and I were in the Zombie Parade as a Highlander couple. I would post a photo, but don’t know how.
I made little Outlander costumes for my boys who are 3 and 2 1/2… but I don’t know how to upload the photos. 🙁
I just want to say thanks Terry, for giving mes ome inspiration to try something new. I’m not experienced at all when it comes to sewing.
It’s not all that authentic but is still fun to wear. This is my costume this year
Haha! We are remodeling our kitchen so most likely I will be up to my eyeballs in paint…drywall and all those sundries that go with remodeling!
Sent it to you on Twitter Terry
Hey @draiochta14 pretty good for on the fly @Writer_DG @Outlander_Starz— Ellen S (@ess270) October 31, 2014
Here’s mine. 🙂
Oh my gosh, you went all out. Understudy for Claire. . . sooooo good.
For Halloween, I dressed up my boyfriend as Jamie. What do you think?
He’s a bit of a hunk is he not?!! The plaid enhances natural good looks.
My kids all decked out in Outlander inspired costumes. I even attempted a version of the amazing Jamie vest. Ages 3 & 2. tmblr.co/Zbib7m1UVbLDU
Attempting to get the link to work.
Yes! I had a great time making them, and we enjoyed wearing them. They’re not perfect, but the best I could do with the budget and time.
Thanks a million x infinity for the incredible inspiration!
I’ve been told some are having trouble with the twitter link. Here a link to the photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/epiphany/15680139336/ -My boyfriend and I on Halloween in NC.
Here is my 20th century Claire costume! 🙂
Well done!! You look just great!!! Love them both, but you caught the Claire look perfectly.
My husband and I dressed as Dougal and Claire. I need to get us dressed up again to take better pictures, because whisky and good photography don’t mix. 😉 http://instagram.com/p/u6OyTbNHqO/
Great job -on both costumes! And it does look like you had fun! 🙂
What fun to see how each of you was inspired by ‘Outlander.’
I don’t know how to attach a photo to this reply, so I submit:
It should direct you to a photograph of the 1703 painting ‘La Belle Strasbourgeoise”. This portrait is of a charming, and still unknown, woman wearing a hat very similar to the one in the illustration at the beginning of this topic. The other elements of her ensemble are sublime: fichu with 6″ lace border; (not Scotch) pearl necklace; embroidered gold corset with pink lacing; ruched? coat? sleeves; lace trimmed sleeves; kid? gloves; at the bottom right of coat? a glimpse red . . . and her little dog too. All that, and my eye won’t leave the hat!
Is there anyone who notices other details?
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This is the costume I wore on Halloween day at Lucca comics and games ,a famous convention in Italy! 🙂
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