what do you all think of modern tv and films all black and brown leather costume designs when it comes to historical anything?
I'm personally growing kinda tired of it, along with blue tint for cold. shit is bland as fuck.
There is so much potential behind this idea.
And enough free room to make up a story without becoming historically incorrect.
The replacement of historical armor with repurposed biker gear always irks me.
Being unrealistic can be excused with lack of skill and resources in the costuming department.
But the dull color schemes must mean they think people hated life before color film. Brown and grey, realer than real life.
>all of the extras are inbred-looking dirty peasants
>the protagonist is a 10/10 Hollywood chad with freshly washed hair and not a speck of soot on him despite being a blacksmith
This combined with all the historical inaccuracies and the protagonist's sulky attitude reminded me why I don't watch these sorts of films.
The vikings are dressed mostly like this in the show at least, for some reason they make most of the Anglo Saxons other than the West Seaxe dress like dirty peasants just to make them look different.
The main thing wrong with the show is the awful desaturated "Muh Dark Ages" colour filter.
if they used historicaly accurate costumes it would increase the cost of production, decrease the possible range of what they can do with character design, but also they are afraid they would loose the whole barbaric-bdsm thing they believe they got going
all this prooves they are imbecils
the one thing I’ve always given it is that they had enough money and gave even a slight fuck to give their main cast and even all the extras accurate armour and helmets for the time period.
I really liked the mercian uniform in vikings.
too bad they made the mercians huge keks
And the frankish uniform
they do a pretty good job of avoiding the brown/grey trap
LOTR was plenty pretty, it's fucking Gladiator's fault.
The worst thing is that the Anglo Saxons actually went into battle COVERED IN GOLD AND JEWELs, but fuck that grimderp grey and black leather and shitty wooden shields.
Nah she's a frumpy bitch
but check out this frankish shield painted in teal and gold
I'm really liking The Last Kingdom, but it made me think about that as well. Everyone wears black leather and everything looks grey. It short sells all the amazing jewellery and brightly coloured clothing the anglo saxons wore.
I know that feel. It's like in A Song of Ice and Fire, GRRM describes his characters using all kind of colourful surcoats and ellaborate plate armour, while in the show everyone just uses black clothes and boiled leather.
>Since when does leather = samurai?
the arrangement of the Lamellar (even if made of leather instead of metal) does look pretty fucking Asian. I think the only euros at the time who might of worn it would have been the Byzantines, though there's has a pretty distinct look, where the bottom of the scales seemed to be arranged being pointed up.
This bothers the hell out of me in both historical and fantasy stuff. Everything is so bland, men wearing drab brown leather and women looking as conventionally pretty as possible.
People used to have different conceptions of "manly" or "pretty" that might seem weird to us today, this should be part of the fun rather than something to be embarrassed of.