43 thoughts on “Podcast: Outlander Costume Recap & Podcast: Season 2, Episode 13

  1. This episode was packed with information and nifty 1960s stuff. Really enjoyed seeing Geillis again. I want her sweater.
    I want Claire’s plaid skirt and Burberry. Nice touch of aging with the single Grey streak. Very Dana Winter.

    Fergus is in Season 3, but as an adult. Don’t know if there will be flashbacks with Ronann. Gosh he’s adorable.

    Need to listen to podcast bf I make more comments.

    1. We will see Romann as Fergus in season three because of what takes place at the beginning of book three.

  2. That building looks like Sterling University because it IS Sterling University! They don’t generally film anything around Inverness, staying as close to their studios just outside of Glasgow as they can.

    1. The deed of Sassine was given to young Jamie, Ian and Jenny’s oldest son. The little boy we see when Jamie and Claire go to Lallybroch in season 1.

  3. Cold knees? Really? I wear skirts in winter all the time (I categorically don’t wear pants). That’s what the tights are for. It’s fine! And yes, I’ve done it in Scotland in snow too! Ovary up, Kendra!

    1. Oh I do it too, with leggings! But stockings (hose) just don’t seem warm enough to me compared to tights or leggings.

        1. I frequently saw young Scottish women sitting on literally frozen sidewalk pavements wearing tiny mini skirts and nylons. Admittedly they all looked like they’d had quite a few pints (each) and this was after last calls, but still FROZEN GROUND in pantyhose and mini skirts!

          Also, I see no concern for the boys’ knees when they wear even less under their kilts. ;)

          1. I’d try to avoid sitting on the frozen ground (well, don’t judge me after a few pints). But walking around in skirts & tights in the cold is NBD :)

        2. The stockings then were, if anything, somewhat more sheer than pantyhose today. But there were different deniers so it would just depend. And also, then as now, it’s all to often beauty before comfort! I do know that having worn both stockings with garters and pantyhose I much, MUCH prefer stockings with garters.

  4. I was disappointed in the casting of Brianna. Too short and her acting was distractingly wooden. Roger’s hair could have been darker too. Nit picks, haha! Otherwise, really looking forward to season 3.

    I found Brenna’s discussions about clan tartan and the show’s depiction of BPC VS historical record very interesting! My knowledge of these things is very spotty.

    1. Brianna’s height definitely bugged me, and I think Sarah may have been right about the accent issue! Glad you enjoyed the podcast!

    2. Thank you, Robyn! It was my pleasure (where else can I wax rhapsodic about my research topics?). I’m glad you enjoyed it as much as I did.

  5. Glad you guys liked it. I wish I had ways to post pics of the Queen tromping around Balmoral in hose, from the 40s to know. I could also post a pic of John Lennon or Bob Dylan wearing the same kind of Greek Fishermans cap as Brianna, back in the 60s.
    You guys live in the Bay, surely you know… :)

    1. Oh I know it was totally how it was done! I just don’t think it would be very comfy! And yes, Brianna’s hat was very appropriate to the 1960s, I just can’t help but see it through a modern lens.

      1. Its funny to think now, but my mum, in early 70s Scotland (so not much later) didn’t own socks and had to borrow my dad’s to wear under boots if it snowed (still with skirt and 20 or 30 denier tights of course).

  6. Jamie was flogged at Ft William but all the other stuff happened at Wentworth.

    The outfit Geillis goes through the stones is the dress she was wearing when she first met Claire.

    BPC isn’t portrayed that way in the books.

    Louise de Rohan – Claire’s friend

    1766 – when Claire goes back

    They will be back at Lallybroch for a short time.

  7. I’m OK with the Rodger and Brianna casting. Sometimes you just can’t find an exact match to the books. I think they all work well together and that’s important. It’s an adaptation of the books so there are going to be changes. Loved the 60’s clothes! I had a pair of the corduroy bell bottoms in green. And of course the pea coat. I used mine for Halloween one year when I was a teenager. With a sailor hat, I did the trick or treat thing. (Free candy)!

  8. Just wanted to say thank you for this! Such a pleasure to be able to study the costumes more closely.

  9. And book 3, Voyager ends with them in South Carolina in the islands off the coast, I believe.

    What I would like to see in season 3:
    1) More Claire and Jamie shagging;
    2) Wee Fergus;
    3) More Claire and Jamie shagging;
    4) Laoghaire getting her comeuppance;
    5) More Claire and Jamie shagging
    6) Gorgy shiny clothes.
    And ….7) Claire and Jamie shagging.

  10. Followed by *types with tongue firmly in her cheek* more shagging, shiny clothes, still more shagging, and Wee Fergus.

  11. Have you ever noticed that every redcoat soldier in every historical television show made in Great Britain has primrose facings. I always figured that Angel’s has a rack of fifty scarlet coats (wrong shade of red, by the way) that are re-used again and again (in every series of Sharpe, among others). These mid-18th Century coats with their wider lapels don’t look like the same old coats with wider lapels, though.

    Primrose yellow was a reasonably common colour in British Army facings during the 18th and 19th Centuries, but it does get to be a bit much.

    You’re right that the ’45 was before there were clan tartans, and distric tartans aren’t the same thing, so stick to your guns. We shouldn’t expect a 1745 Stuart to wear the tartan that the Sobieski-Stuarts invented for them.

    Also, in a universe with time travel through standing-stones the New Look started early. Also, remember the canary Dior-style bar suit and hat that the Marquise de Mertuil wore in Dangerous Liaisons? Same time travel thing.

    1. That’s interesting about the yellow facings, and I wonder how far back it goes, if everyone’s been using the South Essex uniforms from the Sharpe films since the 90’s. I know they were made for those productions, and then reused for the 2005 Pride and Prejudice for the militia, so they’ve probably been passed down since then .

  12. I think this counts as Outlander/costumey related information – Terry Dresbach will be at a convention in the US in December and will be speaking about costumes, in particular Outlander. Some lucky guests will even get to sit with her at dinner! And it’s a dress-up dinner – 18th century Scotland or Paris, 1940’s, and 1960’s. All eras from the books will be represented. The link is:http://www.thruthestones.com/

  13. I love Claire’s Frames ARE THEY BROWLINE from the 1960’s??? Are there updated retro??? Thanx for any info Naomi

  14. Kendra or Sarah: where can I find Claire’s glasses love them this retro look

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