A Closer Look at the Costumes of CARNIVAL ROW

Carnival Row has arrived! The Amazon Prime series debuted today, and it’s the perfect Labor Day weekend binge. Set in an alternate version of Victorian England–in a city called The Burgue, which is populated by humans, fae and other magical folk–it tells the story of Rycroft Philostate (Orlando Bloom) and Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevigne), a human man and a fae woman torn apart by circumstance and social status. It’s an intricate world, but luckily our team was there behind the scenes to get an in-depth look at the making of Carnival Row. They even got to appear in the series as characters!

In the first episode of Into Carnival Row, our Nerdist team–Dan Casey, Amy Vorpahl, Erika Ishii, and Aliza Pearl–created their own characters to appear in the show. In this episode, they take us into the costume department to show us everything that does into the design process of creating these characters, be them magical or human.

Watch as costume designer Joyce Schure helps transform Dan into a member of The Burgue’s Constabulary, complete with a wool coat and a jaunty cap. Amy is turned into a “puck” (Carnival Row‘s slang term for a faun) nanny with a warm cape, a long dress, and an apron–the same costume all of the puck nannies wear on the show. She’s also fitted into a corset, and giving padding and special boots to emphasize her puck-ness. Erika is morphed into a Black Raven–a creature from the land of the fae–which is one of the few groups that aren’t totally period correct, meaning her Victorian-era jacket is paired with modern-looking pleather pants. And lastly, Aliza is turned into a Mima priestess, complete with an embroidered dress, silk bloomers, and a reindeer-hide vest.
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That’s just taste of some of the gorgeousness on display in Carnival Row, which is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime. Stay tuned for more episodes of Into Carnival Row in the days to come!

Editor’s Note: Nerdist is a subsidiary of Legendary Digital Networks.

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