Costumes make up an integral part of a series. Many showrunners clearly assign big budgets to costume creations. Some series have affected how their audiences see the show through their costumes, such as Sex and the City and Gossip Girl.
While some showrunners tend to stick to the basics, others like to think beyond the box when it comes to their costume creations. To create the iconic costumes that audiences see, the “Outlander” showrunners get imaginative with culinary pieces.
“Outlander” is about traveling in time.
World War II nurse Claire Randall is attempting to rekindle her marriage to MI6 agent Frank.
In Scotland, the two plan to spend their second honeymoon. Claire finds herself transported from the 1940s to the 1700s when they arrive. After she finds herself among the MacKenzie clan, a rebellious Highlander community, she also realizes that her liberty and life may be in danger.
To save herself, she agrees to marry Jamie Fraser, the Highlander, and she falls in love with him along the way. Jamie is abducted by Randall, who is cruel and sadistic, and tortures him.
Claire and the rest of the Highlander clan team up to free Jamie from the clutches of Randall.
By telling them that the Jacobins’ scheme will end in doom, Claire gets closer to the remainder of the clan.
At first, they think she’s a healer, but you warm up to her. She finds she is pregnant and tells Jamie, who takes the news well.
Later, Claire goes back in time and returns to be with Frank in Scotland. She tells him about her adventures in time travel. He asks her to forget about Jamie and let him raise his own child. Jamie goes to Culloden’s War and vows to die in battle.
Frank dies 20 years later, and Claire takes her daughter back to Scotland. She discovers that in the war, Jamie did not die and is working to find him.
Jamie takes vengeance on Randall in Culloden. He is jailed for Randall’s murder, but execution is spared. He becomes friends with the governor, who paroles him and offers him a career. Then Jamie enters into a romantic friendship that results in William becoming an illegitimate child. He reunites with Claire, and they move to claim as their own the land they call Fraser’s Ridge.
A key aspect of time travel is
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Because of its love stories, interlocking plots and time travel, Outlander is popular among viewers.
The executive producers of the show have tried to illustrate how characters would pass through time.
Time and location are important, the showrunners noted.
For time travel to be feasible, characters must be in certain areas, such as Ocracoke and Abandawe Cave.
Characters must also wear such gems in order to safely pass through time.
However, there are some loopholes in this theory.
Even if someone is in the right place at the right time and is wearing the right gems, that is no guarantee that they will be able to time travel. Some fans believe this is because time travel could be an inherited trait, as in Claire and Brianna’s case.
With costumes, showrunners get imaginative.
Part of the reason Outlander is so popular is the scenic locations and the current couture.
The characters are always seen in contemporary and fashionable pieces.
The ladies usually wear corsets, while the men wear kilts with nothing else underneath.
The actors have expressed their appreciation for the costumes, saying that they allowed them to live through the women of the time.
Actress Caitriona Balfe noted that being stuck in a corset for so long during filming allowed her to feel how oppressed women felt back then, especially with their outfits.
According to Marie Claire, the Outlander creative team uses household items to perfect the costumes.
The show’s stylists use cheese graters, blowtorches and pumice stones to create the model costumes and give them a “lived-in” look. Some of the costumes are even tied up and baked to make them look as authentic as possible.