Friday, May 4, 2018

May the Fourth be With You: Regency Style

I couldn’t resist. It isn’t every year that this awesome holiday falls on the day I’m slated to blog. Today is Star Wars Day, and I’m a fan. So, I went digging to see if there were any associations between Star Wars and the Regency period. What I found amazed me.

Now, I would love to post the pictures on this blog, but I couldn’t find a way to ask permission. So, I will point you to this link instead and describe just one of the wonderful portraits of Star Wars characters in Regency garb: Kylo Ren, all in black, in a double-breasted coat, patterned waistcoat, and cravat. Be still my heart!

I wasn’t the only one moved. Two cosplayers were inspired to take these pictures live. Nicely done! 

And it turns out there’s actually a thing on Tumblr of Regency Reylo (Kylo Ren and Rey romantically involved, in Regency garb). Who knew? 

May the Fourth inspire you to go and be creative too.


Marissa Doyle said...

LOL! I wonder what Georgette Heyer would have made of Star Wars?

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Wow! Really cool stuff, and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who likes both Regency and Star Wars!