SNARK WEEK QUIZ: Match the Frock Flick Costume to the Historical Era!


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We all know that historical costume movies and TV are the best possible methods of learning about the fashions worn in the past. So it’s time to test your knowledge! How well do you know fashion history? Take a look through the following images of movie/TV costumes and identify the actual historical time period they’re from!


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29 Responses

  1. Nzie

    Hahahaha! I failed, too, probably because “which era could someone wrongly put this in?” has a lot of possible answers!

  2. Maryanne Cathro

    I got two right. I am VERY worried about this! But oh man, it sure does highlight the level of WTFery going down in our TV and movie industries.

  3. Kaite

    I answered 4 of them correctly, which means I’m starting to forget the bad choices of costumes.

  4. Kim

    Oh that was funny. It took me a little while to get it and at first I was puzzled and abashed, thinking, wow, I guess I still don’t really know much at all about historical hair and costumes! I feel much more relieved now! ;)

  5. Julia Bouwkamp

    I got 11/15 and I honestly don’t know how to feel about it.

    • Konstantin

      Me too! I was just following the logic of which-era-could-they-have-possibly-mistaked, and didn’t fail too much times. :)

  6. Lisa

    I got a lot right because I recognized Harlots, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Frontier, and Robin Hood. I always wondered about Lucy’s hairstyle from Harlots- I thought she wore it down to look more virginal for clients- she did put it up once she was clearly not.

  7. minette

    I am not mad about Still Star Crossed, because, well, people of African descent weren’t that common in 14th century Verona either, and it’s clearly meant to be more theatrical than historical, because it’s not like elizabethan theatre cared for historical accuracy either. I also love Mary Tudor and everything she wears, even trough it is as terrible as the rest of that fucking show. The rest ranges from annoying to actually painful…

  8. K`shandra

    I would not be the least bit surprised if that black number actually was in Trystan’s closet.

  9. Adam Lid

    Wow, shows what little I know! Guess I’ll toss out all those fashion books that I’ve got in my library! ;-)