It all started with corsets. My friend Andrea – of Into the Writer Lea – and I were discussing how films frequently get undergarments wrong and it planted a seed in our minds that grew into the Characters in Costume Blogfest, devoted to all things related to a character’s appearance, whether on film or in fiction.
How is a character described in a story? Does the actor cast in the film match your image of the character in the story? Who is responsible for the makeup of Frankenstein in 1931? How has the appearance of Frankenstein changed throughout film history? What is the history of Captain America’s uniform? How does an author convey what a character looks like? Who designed the gowns for Gone With the Wind? Are those costumes in Pride and Prejudice really accurate?
These are the sorts of questions we seek to consider. We’re quite excited and hope to encompass a wide range of topics, from cinema to literature.
October 28th, 29th, and 30th of 2016
To participate, simply fill out the sign-up sheet below. On the day of the blogfest, you can post the links to your article via the comments section of either of our blogs or via twitter (@ or @). At the end of each day of the blogfest, we will publish a recap of all the day’s posts.
Duplicate topics are most welcome and topics can be drawn from movies, short stories, TV shows and novels. We are looking at fictional characters, but also the people who created the fictional characters or their appearance (like authors or costume designers).
Please feel free to use any of the posters found below. We look forward to seeing you all in October!
The complete roster of participants can be viewed, here.