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MAGIC-MAKER: COSTUMES, ART & SO MANY CRITTERS – Part I

    [caption id="attachment_932" align="aligncenter" width="472"] A Lady's18th-century embroidery kit[/caption] OUTLANDER COSTUME MAKER: LIZ BOULTON Viewers adore the lush costumes in each episode of the Outlander_Starz series that enrich Diana Gabladon's epic story. And many wish they could work in the rooms where Terry Dresbach's costuming vision comes to life. Well, one artist does just that, from planting "Easter Eggs" within the costumes, to researching dread diseases of the 18th century, the talented Liz Boulton imbues Outlander/Starz costuming with a…

So You Want to be an Outlander Extra?

Photo: Outlander Starz  Ponytail and grizzled beard anyone? (Goodwin second from right) RONNIE B. GOODWIN: MAD HORSE SKILLS, A GREAT FACE, AND ONE ITCHY WIG For bewhiskered Ronnie Goodwin, or "Dougal's Uncle" as some fans call him, becoming one of Outlander's four "heroic Highlander" extras might be seen as a boon from the faeries, the dumb luck of a keystroke, or perhaps a combination of both. "I was browsing Facebook and saw an ad pop up for 'Horsemen Wanted', so…

Do You Know the Horse People of Outlander?

WHO IS THIS MYSTERIOUS HORSEWOMAN? HINT: SHE KNEW THE ORIGINAL "LUCAS" THE FRIESIAN HORSE ... Meet  Barbara Schnell, decades-long friend of Outlander author Diana Gabaldon. Schnell is a world famous equine photographer/commentator - see her work at  http://www.bschnell.de/ - and is also the English-to-German translator of the Outlander book series. Barbara lives in Germany and currently owns four magnificent black Friesians, the breed featured in the Starz production of Outlander. Schnell began riding as a teenager, left the sport, then returned…

What is Diana Gabaldon’s Spirit Animal?

Ok. You know Diana Gabaldon's books and the young Outlander Starz series, but there is a reason--or a hundred--why her animals gallop, clomp, fly, and slither off the pages of her books and into our lap (reptiles are not welcome in mine without warning, thanks!). That's because Herself knows them all. The author has degrees in Marine Biology, Zoology and even a Ph.D in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, meaning she has a fair grasp of the beasts of Earth's waters, air,…