Best of TV Costuming 2013: The Collection

1 Jan

Happy New Year everyone! There’s a lot to look forward to on TV in 2014 (and still much to catch up on from 2013) and here’s a roundup of the Best of TV Costuming 2013 series. Rather than do a standard top 10 list we looked at the shows that have got us talking with the impressive wardrobe work; from the items that we covet to the garments that took our breath away. Here is a full list of everything we have discussed over the last month. It’s been a special year and this site has grown in ways I could never have imagined when I launched it in April; here’s to an even bigger and better new year!

Megan tshirtMad Men and the Megan T-Shirt Conspiracy

Never has an item of clothing stirred up so many theories on Mad Men as conversation and predictions turned to murder.

NG_Ep215_sc22_1325New Girl and Trench Coat Nick

It’s the episode of New Girl that changed everything for this “will they/won’t they” couple and it’s not the trench coat that gave Nick the confidence to make the bold first move.

Elizabeth JenningsThe Many Wigs of The Americans 

One of my favorite new shows of the year also had the most costume changes and The Americans explored notions of identity both physically and emotionally. So excited about its return on February 26.

KERRY WASHINGTONScandal and Olivia Pope’s White Hat

Scandal is one of the most talked about shows here at TV Ate My Wardrobe and the use of white costuming helps explore the question of morality and ethics in a world where the lines are increasingly blurred. It also prompts my confessions of being a food and drink spiller.

borgenBorgen, Birgitte Nyborg and the Red Coat of Defiance

Birgitte Nyborg has been a joy to watch over the past few years and as Borgen comes to an end I discuss the use of the color red in the final episode.

Sleepy Hollow 1.3Revolutionary Styling of Sleepy Hollow’s Ichabod Crane

Some have questioned why Ichabod Crane is still wearing the clothes he woke up in on Sleepy Hollow and we talk about why it matters from both an aesthetic and character perspective.

Hannibal 1.10 HannibalPattern and Color on Hannibal

It’s one of the most visually sumptuous shows of the year and the costuming on Hannibal adds another layer of beauty and conflict through color and pattern. 

Orphan Black ClonesThe Many Looks of Orphan Black and Tatiana Maslany

The Americans might win the wig contest, but there’s only one actor this year that has portrayed this many different in depth characters while often sharing the scene with herself and that’s Tatiana Maslany on Orphan Black.

Parks and Recreation - Season 5Leslie Knope’s Wedding Dress

Everything about Leslie Knope’s wedding dress on Parks and Recreation embodies the endearing warmth of the show; from the person who made it (Ann) to personal and group victories that make up the documents used on the skirt.

ABC TCA Summer 2013 PartyOut of the Box: Look of the Week Best of 2013

“Out of the Box” was the first feature on TV Ate My Wardrobe and I looked at the show, character and person who appeared as part of this column the most. I also picked out my favorite individual red carpets outfit from the 36 entries in 2013.

Masters of Sex 1.04 Virginia lipstickBest of TV Costuming 2013: Group Discussion

And in our last item from this series I’m joined by two of my favorite ladies Kerensa Cadenas and Julie Hammerle as we discuss the year in costume. This includes what shows are influencing our personal style, highlights of the year (including Masters of Sex) and what we’re looking forward to in 2014.

One Response to “Best of TV Costuming 2013: The Collection”


  1. TV to be Thankful For: A Pre-End of Year List (of Sorts) | TV Ate My Wardrobe - November 26, 2015

    […] right now (#PeakTV) and like many I am in the process of compiling end of year lists (and as I have done in previous years I will be doing my ‘best of’ in a variety of ways) while trying to […]

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