Posts by Ashley

Mary Todd Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is an alternate history set during the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is one of the only people who knows that Lincoln hunts vampires, and she encourages him to run for office and fight the vampires in the war.

Marcela Howard

Marcela Howard is the wife of Charles Howard, the owner of the champion racehorse, Seabiscuit. In the film, Seabiscuit, Elizabeth Banks plays the young and fashionable socialite. Her impeccable style is typical of 1930’s fashion.

Amos Hart

Amos Hart is the loyal but dimwitted husband of Roxie Hart in the musical, Chicago. Portrayed by John C. Reilly in the film adaptation, his major musical number, “Mr. Cellophane,” is modeled after vaudeville tramp-clowns, reflecting his put-upon place in the story line. Vaudeville clown suits are difficult to find in black, so to replicate his tattered look, distress an oversized suit or pants and jacket, tie a large, silk scarf into a bow, and use light clown makeup.

Mary Sunshine

In Chicago, Mary Sunshine is the sensationalist tabloid report who follows the stories of the women on Cook County Jail’s “Murderesses’ Row.” Portrayed by Christine Baranski in the film adaptation, Mary Sunshine’s costume are in line with what a professional reporter would have worn in the 1920’s.

Pierre Michel

In the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Pierre Michel (Marwan Kenzari) is the diligent train conductor whose sole concern is keeping his passengers safe. Though he helps Hercule Poirot with his investigation, he becomes increasingly concerned with his own skills and thinks that Poirot is questioning his capability.

Princess Dragomiroff

In the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Judi Dench plays Princess Natalia Dragomiroff, an aristocratic Russian princess. Though the character is famously ugly, she is decked out in lavish and luxurious clothing and accessories.

Cora Crawley

On Downton Abbey, Cora Crawley (Elizabeth McGovern) is an American heiress who became Countess of Grantham when she married Lord Robert Crawley. Though their marriage is arranged, she shows love for her husband and is generally sweet and accommodating. Born into a wealthy family, she is elegant, poised, and quite comfortable in fine clothing and jewelry.

Sarah Borden

The Prestige is a film about the rivalry between real-life magicians, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden. Sarah Borden (Rebecca Hall) is the wife of Alfred Borden, a magician in 19th century England.

Lady Mary Crawley

Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) is the eldest daughter of Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham on Downton Abbey. Spanning from the post-Edwardian era to the 1920’s, Mary Crawley is always at the height of fashion. She is elegant, graceful, and poised, but she has a bitter, aloof attitude.

Julia McCullough

In The Prestige, Julia McCullough (Piper Perabo) is the wife of famed magician, Robert Angier. She is the former assistant to Milton the Magician, whose shills were Angier and future rival, Alfred Borden. When a water tank trick goes wrong and Julia drowns, Angier blames Borden, which begins the feud between the two magicians.