Happy Holidays! 2015 Costume Movies & TV Shows


There are a bunch of costume movies and TV shows coming in 2015 — here’s the rundown on what we’re tracking. Got info about any 2015 costume movies & TV shows we don’t have on our radar? Let us know in the comments!

Serena (February)

Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper. “In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton’s timber empire becomes complicated when it is learned that his wife, Serena, cannot bear children.”

Serena (2014)

Cinderella (March)

Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Cate Blanchett, costumes by Sandy Powell.

Cinderella (2015)


In the Heart of the Sea (March)

A new version of Moby Dick, with Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy.

2015 in the heart of the sea

A Little Chaos (March)

Kate Winslet as a Versailles gardner, Alan Rickman as Louis XIV. See our post for more info!

2014 A Little Chaos

Child 44 (April)

“Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders — a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.” Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, with costumes designed by Jenny Beavan.

2015 Child 44

Outlander season 2 (April)

TV miniseries about 18th century Scotland. Check out our podcast and our posts for all the details!

Outlander 2x2

Game of Thrones season 5 (April, probably)

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Wolf Hall (April)

BBC production, adaptation of the recent fiction books about Thomas Cromwell. More about this very soon!

Wolf Hall (2015)

Far From the Madding Crowd (May)

Carey Mulligan stars in an adaptation of the Thomas Hardy book.

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

Suffragette (September)

I’m pretty sure it’s a TV mini-series, about the British women’s suffrage movement. Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, and Carey Mulligan.

suffragette 2015


Crimson Peak (October)

“Young author Edith Cushing discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be.” With Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, and Mia Wasikowska.

Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak

The Dressmaker (October)

“A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.” Starring Kate Winslet.

2015 The Dressmaker

The Revenant (December)

“The frontiersman, Hugh Glass, who in the 1820s set out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.” Tom Hardy & Leonardo DiCaprio. No pics yet.

And, things that are coming out sometime next year, but we don’t yet know when!


The BBC is remaking this miniseries set in late 18th-century Cornwall.

2015 Poldark


Suite Française

Romance between a French villager and a German soldier in occupied France. Starring Michelle Williams.

Suite Française (2014)


Testament of Youth

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I. Starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington.

2014 Testament of Youth

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

“Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.” Lena Heady & Matt Smith.



As in, Shakespeare. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star.

Macbeth (2015)


“In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.”

Brooklyn (2015)



Queen Latifah stars as famous 1920s-30s jazz singer Bessie Smith. HBO TV movie.

Bessie (2015)

Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith.


“Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.” Starring Cate Blanchett. Costumes by Sandy Powell.



“True story of the nine-year old girl and her father who, in 1879, found the first pre-historic cave paintings at the now world famous Altamira cave.” Starring Antonio Banderas.

2016 Finding Altamira

Queen of the Desert

Nicole Kidman stars in this biopic about Gertrude Bell, “traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.”

Queen of the Desert (2015)

Queen of the Desert


“A chronicle of Max Perkins’s time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.” Guy Pierce, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Colin Firth, and more. No pictures yet.

Tulip Fever

A 17th century romance in which an artist falls for a married young woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together. Starring Holliday Grainger. No pictures of the leads, yet, all I can find are shots of extras.

Tulip Fever (2017)

Tulip Fever



About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

7 Responses

  1. red*razors

    Maybe it’s wishful thinking on the part of IMDB :) in much the same way as I want it right now!

  2. Izz

    Lovely post! Sooo much looking forward to this year. :D Also, wasn’t there supposed to be a series about Versailles and Louis (forgetting which one right now) 2015? Or did I make that one up?
    Also, is there a list like this for 2014? :)