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“The Characters In Costume Blogfest” Day 1 Recap

I must admit that when Andrea first suggested we host a “Characters in Costume Blogfest,” I was not the most observant person when it came to costumes and a character’s appearance or thinking about how a character could be create or described. But after reading everyone’s posts, I have come to a new appreciation of the emotional and storytelling force of costume and appearance. Thanks everyone for making this a thought-provoking first day!

Don’t worry if you do not see your post on today’s recap; we will be sure to include it in tomorrow’s.

15Love Letters to Old Hollywood explores The Fashion of Fred and Ginger’s Characters

vlcsnap-2016-10-27-00h20m49s842Cinematic Scribblings writes about Cabiria, Inside and Out: Nights of Cabiria (1957)

comparisonThe Costume Vault looks at Disney’s Cinderella(s) and the evolution of the “princess” aesthetics

dracula-ad-1972-beacham-leeRealweegiemidget Reviews 4 (Un)Deadly Dracula Reawakenings

outlander-claire-and-jamie-first-look1Lifesdailylessonsblog writes of Outlander Costumes: From Fiction to Film – Designer Terry Dresbach

pride-and-prejudice-1940-bPhyllis Loves Classic Movies discusses Costume Dramas of Golden Hollywood

pp-4Into the Writerlea talks about Describing Memorable Characters: Elizabeth Bennett

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2016 in Books, Movies

 

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“The Characters in Costume Blogfest” Begins Next Friday!

lotr-6Andrea Lundgren – of Into the Writerlea – and I are so excited for next week and the Characters in Costume Blogfest: Fiction and Film. Our tag is:

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

Beginning next Friday, October 28th-30th, it is focused on characters both in film and fiction. How they look, how authors describe them, how they are costumed, how they are transferred from the page to screen. In short, what goes into creating the appearance of a character through words or on screen.

The original announcement with the sign-up link can be found here.

There is still plenty of time to sign-up. The sign-up never closes…at least not until the blogfest is completely over. 🙂

Andrea Lundgren has already made a beginning by writing this thought-provoking article about how Cinderella’s stepsisters are presented in fiction and film. It is called “Cinderella’s Stepsisters: Ugly or Mislabeled?”

Can’t wait to hear from everyone next week!

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2016 in Books, Movies

 

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

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.

Date

October 28th, 29th, and 30th of 2016

About

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.

 

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Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Books, Movies

 

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