Announcing the “Characters in Costume Blogfest: Fiction and Film”

07 Sep

bride-6“Appearance, Accuracy, Description, Makeup, Casting, Costumes & More.”

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 (@_cwehner or @AndreaWriterlea). 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.










Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Books, Movies


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43 responses to “Announcing the “Characters in Costume Blogfest: Fiction and Film”

  1. stephencwinter

    September 7, 2016 at 9:37 am

    This really isn’t my forte! I am a plot, character and ideas man. But I look forward to reading the blogfest and hope you get plenty of contributions.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

    September 7, 2016 at 10:03 am

    This is a great idea for a blogathon. I will definitely join in, though I will need some time to think of a topic.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. FictionFan

    September 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Sounds fascinating! I shall have to have a think…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Realweegiemidget

    September 11, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Hi, It’s Realweegiemidget Reviews, just added myself to your blogathon will be looking at Dracula through the ages x

    Liked by 1 person

    • christinawehner

      September 11, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Oh, I can’t wait to read that about that! That’s a great choice. I’m so glad you can join!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. The Flapper Dame

    September 11, 2016 at 10:33 am

    This is so unique! I’m going to join just give me a moment or two to think! BUT COUNT. ME. IN!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

    October 3, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I’ve finally decided on my topic for this. And I promise that I will be on time for this blogathon. I really hate being late.

    Liked by 1 person

    • christinawehner

      October 3, 2016 at 10:18 am

      What a great topic! Can’t wait to read about it. I’m really glad you can join! 🙂


  7. Quiggy

    October 6, 2016 at 4:28 am

    It’s too bad I’ve already reviewed “Rocky Horror”. This would have been a great venue. But I don’t want to rehash it, at least not so soon. Maybe I’ll come up with another idea over the weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • christinawehner

      October 6, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Oh yes, that would have been cool….though I know what you mean about not liking to rehash. We would absolutely so enjoy it if you are able to participate, though. 🙂


  8. annsblyth

    October 12, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Hi, lovely! Could I please change my entry? I’ve been itching to do a ‘Top Ten Classic Films with the Best Costumes’ list and I won’t have time to do both. Thanks so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Alba

    October 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Hello! I love it! Can we submit more than one topic for the martahon


    • christinawehner

      October 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm

      Absolutely! As many as you want. So glad you can join us! 🙂


      • Alba

        October 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm

        Awesome! Well, for the time being I’ve registered just one. Once I’ve structured the other one a little bit better in my mind I’ll add it. When is the registration closing date?

        Liked by 1 person

        • christinawehner

          October 20, 2016 at 6:49 pm

          I can’t wait to read your post on Cinderella and the princess aesthetic! That sounds like a truly fascinating topic.

          There is no closing date, actually. You can sign up for an extra during the blogfest if you would like. 🙂


  10. Realweegiemidget

    October 28, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Hi, here’s my review for the Costume Blogathon, hope all goes well,

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Amanda Garrett

    October 29, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Here’s Old Hollywood Films article about the Wicked Witch of the West

    Thanks for hosting!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. The Flapper Dame

    October 30, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Here is my entry awesome topic! Hope to do another one for you soon!

    Liked by 1 person

    • christinawehner

      October 30, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks so much! I’m going to add it to the recap right now. 🙂


  13. Randall Green

    September 17, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Reblogged this on Superfluous Film Commentary and commented:
    Have chosen Wonder Woman as my topic for this one. Darn, now I’ll have to watch it again.


  14. Randall Green

    September 17, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I chose Wonder Woman. Not sure I can come up with anything new to say about the topic, but it soudl be fun just the same. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • christinawehner

      September 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Hi Randall,

      Unfortunately, this blogathon occurred last year, though Wonder Woman would be fantastic! I would really like to be able to have this blogathon again, however. I am just not sure when, because my co-host has been rather busy. But I’ll look into it!

      Thanks for your interest!


      • Randall Green

        September 18, 2017 at 10:33 am

        Doh! I didn’t even notice! Thanks anyway! Maybe I should save this for the time travel blogathon!

        Liked by 1 person

        • christinawehner

          September 18, 2017 at 11:55 am

          Is there a time travel blogathon going on? Cool! If not; there totally should be! 🙂 Time travel movies always fascinate me.

          I’ve actually not seen Wonder Women yet, but have heard nothing but good things about it. Is there a time travel element in that one, then?



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