We don’t seem to have a title for the December 6th episode yet, but according to Entertainment Weekly, it will include flashbacks to the Salvatore brothers dressed as both soldiers and civilians around the time of World War II – and Lexi in the 1940s as well. Click on the thumbnail to see the entire exclusive episode still, and make sure you click through to watch an exclusive video about the creation of the WWII-era costumes for the show as well.
Ever wonder how the characters on The Vampire Diaries always have the perfect thing to wear? Last night’s episode was a visual feast, but where did all those amazing outfits come from?
Fortunately for us, Zap2it interviewed costume designer Leigh Leveret, and she shares some things about dressing for the ball.
“We do so many episodes fairly quickly and everyone has two to four changes an episode, so we have to have enough clothes for 22 episodes,” she says. “We do multiples because people are always getting stabbed or bitten. We buy the initial piece and go online to find multiples all over the country sometimes.”
An exception would be the clothes Elena, Caroline, Stefan and Damon wore to a ball Klaus hosted in an episode that aired Feb. 9. Leverett searched for the perfect Cinderella-like dresses for Elena and Caroline and found two that are truly special.
“We used ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as a reference to mix it up from the slinky evening wear you normally see on the show,” she says.
This is a great little piece that also reveals where Elena and Caroline’s dresses came from, a question we know a lot of fans are asking. READ THE REST AT ZAP2IT.
Candice Accola presents the final part of the CW’s Ford Fiesta Inside The Vampire Diaries Video Series, continuing with her tour of the Vampire Diaries‘
TARDIS Very Large Closet with costume designer Jennifer Bryan.
The reaction from East and Gulf coast viewers to Plan B on Twitter has been amazing. We’ve never seen so many exclamation marks used in such a small space of time. The short promo for Masquerade is up on YouTube, and you can find the extended (and very spoilery) version on the CW website. Enjoy!
Thanks to BWQBUploads for the video!
With tonight’s re-run, we almost forgot about the CW’s Ford Fiesta Inside The Vampire Diaries Video Series! Candice Accola has another behind the scenes peek from the set of The Vampire Diaries, this time chatting with Jennifer Bryan, the show’s costume designer. She gives a tour of the costume room (and “the closet” – dear god, THE CLOSET), discusses the different types of blood and how it affects the show’s wardrobe (the different stages of blood have different looks, after all), and gives a mention to the upcoming masquerade ball.
Click on the screencap below to watch the video at cwtv.com!
Tonight at 8/7c: The CW continues their weekly Vampire Diaries encore spree with Lost Girls (EP06), which marks the very first appearance of flashbacks and everyone’s favorite doppelgänger vampire ex-girlfriend. Everything about this episode is BIG – the revelations, the costumes, the hair, the dancing. “Enjoy the Silence” and enjoy the show. New episode of Moonlight airs immediately after at 9/8c.
For the savvy among you who did the math and realized the CW wouldn’t be able to air Season 1 in its entirety before the Season 2 premiere – good spot. According to the Futon Critic, Vampire Diaries encores will be making the jump from Lost Girls this week to Fool Me Once next week (skipping seven episodes). Presumably, this will allow Founder’s Day to air the week before the show’s return on Sept. 9th.
Catch up on this past week’s posts:
- Vampire Diaries Season 2 premiere date confirmed
- The VRO needs your questions for Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley & Ian Somerhalder
- Vampire Diaries’ Comic Con panel time & room confirmed
- More Teen Choice Awards categories, more Vampire Diaries + new Tubeys polls
- CW Sourcies: Guess who’s nominated for Best Villain?
- Vampire Diaries panel line-up at Comic Con
- Another season 2 spoiler from Keck’s Exclusives + Ian Somerhalder wants to make the Vampire Diaries set greener
- Season 2 spoilers from the Ausiello Files & Keck’s Exclusives
- SAG portraits of Paul & Nina + interviews with Ian Somerhalder & Candice Accola
- CW Sourcies: We win Best Fight, now up for Most Heartbreaking Moment + voting still open for Hottest Moment
Entertainment Weekly finally posts their conversation with Vampire Diaries‘ costume designer, Jennifer Bryan, and she may just answer everything related to leather jackets you have ever wanted to know…in your life. And if you’ve been absolutely dying to know the designers behind the Salvatore brothers jackets, she’s got that answer for you, too. In fact, she’s full of answers about everything from characters’ individual styles to the science of taking a shirt off (the fabric matters or something…?). It’s a fun read!
And the actors are as excited for the period costumes as the fans are?
They like it. Sometimes I’ll have to explain to them. “Well, what is this for?” “People wore this because so and so.” I have to give them a little history lesson so they understand what they’re wearing, the purpose of it. Back then, a lot of what you wore was determined by your activity. You’d change clothes more often. You’d have morning clothes, evening clothes. Women of a certain economic stature would change two or three times a day. Not like we do now, throw on jeans and that’s it. So this is what you’d wear if you were home, this is what you’d wear if you were coming out of a carriage. They get into it.
You have to give the Vampire Diaries a lot of credit for many things – writing, acting, directing – but we’ve got to say we really appreciate their attention to set detail. From Stefan’s room, props in “Family Ties” and the lush costumes used in flashback scenes. The sneak peeks for “Children of the Damned” (episode 13) that we’ve had so far appear to be the tip of the iceberg, because these new episode stills are full of some amazing costumes. Click on the thumbnails below, or head over to our “Children of the Damned” gallery.
UPDATE: As if the stills aren’t enough, BuzzSugar has a great quote from Nina Dobrev about Katherine (via the TCAs) that we hadn’t seen before. Spoilery!
Nina on what we can expect from Katherine: “There’s going to be an episode soon where you see a lot more Katherine. And you see how crazy she is, and how everything she does is for herself. Like boys, and how she likes to use them for her toys. They’re just there for her amusement.”