So, today I was watching a little of Franco Zeffirelli’s 1990 film version of Hamlet (you know, the one with Mel Gibson?), and I decided to look up some reviews of the film online. That’s when I stumbled upon this site that is so-not-masculine, but nevertheless, thoroughly fascinating: FrockFlicks.com! The site is a blog about costume dramas/comedies (both movies and TV shows), and some of the many mistakes and triumphs that the costume designers deliver. Some of the articles are mostly pictures of favorite actors/actresses looking either sexy or historically accurate (occasionally both); other articles are fairly detailed discussions of what period costume really should look like. I had not considered the subject all that much, although I have occasionally wondered why period dramas made in the 80s feature so many 80s hairdos, period dramas from the 70s have 70s hairdos (read: men in long sideburns), etc.
Ever wanted to know more about hose and codpieces in Elizabethan costumes? FrockFlicks will educate you! Have you wondered about the costumes on Game of Thrones? Well, FrockFlicks will remind you that GoT is not historical, but fantasy. (Nevertheless, you will find some interesting pictures of several actors from the show…) If you are at all interested in historical costumes, you need to visit this site! Do it now. You’ll thank me later…
(adj.) wild and frenzied; from Greek κορυβαντες (Korybantes)