MAIDSTONE, England, September 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The British have always been particularly good at rendering period dramas and historical epics on the small screen and on the big screen. This year sees the release of a number of period dramas on television, including an adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End which the BBC is hoping will hit the dizzy heights of Downton Abbey in terms of its popularity and ratings.
2012 will also see the release of some exciting period prospects at the cinema, with a particular focus on a new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina staring Keira Knightley. Celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard is behind both adaptations which gives them a great deal of promise and viewers are said to be awaiting both with anticipation.
The team at http://fancydresscostumes.co.uk/ is equally excited about the adaptations which are likely to lead to an increase in inquiries for historical and period costumes from people influenced by the fabulous clothing on show. Costume dramas have a major influence on the world of fancy dress and the fashion of high grossing films and TV shows inevitably finds its way onto the fancy dress party scene.
These period dramas have come just at the right time for those interested in period and historical costumes for fancy dress events because the autumn is traditionally a time when fancy dress parties come thick and fast, whether they are part of school and university programmes or tied to annual cultural events like Halloween and bonfire night, when traditions of old become centre stage!
It remains to be seen whether the latest crop of costume dramas will prove as big a success as those that have come before, but whatever happens, partygoers are likely to have their taste for all things historical reinvigorated. Historical films like Gladiator had a massive impact on the way revellers approached fancy dress, so in the wake of Anna Karenina are we likely to see Russian aristocratic style enjoy a boom on the party scene in the manner of Roman politico-military chic?
Visitors to http://fancydresscostumes.co.uk/ will find a great range of historical costumes for fancy dress parties alongside a huge assortment of other outfits for those unmoved by the march of the period drama!