We’ll be recapping every episode of Outlander this season, both in blog post AND podcast. Kendra and Sarah will be focusing mostly on the costumes — designed by Terry Dresbach — in our blog posts, but probably tackling both the costumes and the story itself in our podcasts.
Aaaand… you guessed it. Kendra is about to fly home from London, Sarah is in New Orleans, and we suck. So, no podcast this week! We promise to be back with an extra-long podcast next week recapping both episodes 9 and 10!
For those who aren’t regular Frock Flicks readers: this blog and podcast is all about costumes in historical movies and TV shows, and we approach things from the angle of history. So, expect us to be talking about the costumes primarily from the point of view of comparison with the real history of the 1740s. We’ll also talk about costume in terms of story, and the deviations that come with this one having the fantasy element of time travel. But, know that when we talk about that dreaded phrase “historical accuracy,” we’re not doing it to be mean or judgy. It’s just one lens through which to watch this fabulous show.
This was a super boy-riffic episode in terms of costumes — lots of extras wearing really great wooly, distressed outfits while hanging out in their Highland army camp. No doubt I missed some of the costumes, and sadly I’m not going to have tons to say other than “nice layers! good distressing! very realisitic!”
We’re reunited with Murtagh, who is happy being manly in Scotland (no more namby pamby Frenchies!).
Claire is all wrapped up in her arisaid (plaid).
She looks really comfortable in these clothes.
The men are manly.
Lots of distressing, lots of layers, lots of kilts.
Look – it’s an SCA event!
Yay, the comic relief is back!
Claire’s in wool jackets all through the episode. This fichu/neckerchief looks cozy. Is it knitted?
Dougal’s back! TEAM DOUGAL FTW (not because he’s such a great guy, but because he’s soooo handsome)!
Same kilt pattern as Jamie?
Love all the blue edging/stitching on Jamie’s jacket.
LOTS of extras in very believable clothing. I can understand why costume designer Terry Dresbach said they made over 1,000 costumes for season 2.
Claire’s hair is elegant yet practical.
Fergus is back, too! Claire’s knitted fichus seem more tightly knitted/smaller yarn this season…. a response to all the complaints about anachronistic knits in season 1?
A posed still showing Claire’s knitted fichu/shawl.
Flashback to World War II! Claire in practical clothing just suits her to a T. And, love the 1940s rolled updo.
Claire contemplates war, what is it good for while wearing mitts.
We’ve joked before about Jamie’s “leather” jacket, now he gets a real leather jacket!
Also, Jamie’s hair looks quite good in most of these scenes.
A line up of Highland soon-to-be-soldiers.
Beards, wool, tams…
Jamie’s leather from the back. Still cut in an 18th century style.
Woot, boys with their shirts off!
Jamie and Dougal square off a LOT during this episode.
Whatever, I’ll just keep ogling Dougal’s chest. RRRRR. Also, I want to touch his head. And not in a polite way.
Dougal tries to pull the wool (ha ha) over Claire’s eyes…
But she’s having none of it in her quilted stomacher and wool jacket.
The seaming on this jacket was nice — notice how the sleeve seam matches up with the back shoulder seam. Also, cute pleats at the center back waist.
Claire has War Issues.
There’s that same fichu again.
Back in WWII in PANTS, which you can’t see here but which are super cute.
There were lots of great kilt shots in this episode. I know it’s de rigeur, but I enjoyed watching how the kilts were pleated into the shoulder brooches.
Claire’s jacket is spiral laced (ie only one lace) over her stomacher.
Here you can see those center back waist pleats.
Claire may have war trauma, but I’m loving her 1940s rolls!
Everyone is in brown and blue, harmonizing with the colors of the Highlands.
Claire = not Team War.
At least Jamie is there to take care of her.
And get all ROWR-y with his tousled hair.
The son of the Earl/Viscount/Whatever, last name Grey. I’m pretty sure he’s going to be important later on.
Claire’s shift has a high drawstring neckline.
Off to see Bonnie Prince Chuck in my leather jacket, NBD.
Yes, Dougal, you may do the honors.
Thanks to Kiss Them Goodbye for the screen caps!
Give us all your thoughts on this episode, and we promise to be all your’s again as of next week!