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How Accurate Are Historical Costumes Represented in Film?


During the age of Corona, and even prior, we flocked to our couches or theaters to experience the art of film. Especially with historical films, we delve into a world unfamiliar to our own that is created through setting, vernacular, and costuming. But what happens when one’s love for movies conflicts with their love for history as well? Jessica Mason, in her article “Youtuber Breaks Down Five Movies That Nailed Their Historical Costumes,” explores her peak interest in both areas in relation to customers, seamstress, and YouTube Bernadette Banner.

According to Mason, Bernadette Banner has an incredible channel that not only includes her own work with historically accurate clothing, but also breakdowns on historical clothing “gone wrong.” However, more recently she changed her direction and looked instead at five productions that actually provided historically accurate clothing.