CGW is a club for amateurs and professionals who like to make historical, science fiction, or fantasy costumes.

CGW Goes to the Movies: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Do you have a Regency/Napoleonic/late Georgian outfit? (I know plenty of us have them already, especially if we managed to get a ticket to either the Jane Austen Evening in Pasadena or the Victorian Tea and Dance’s Jane Austen Tea Social). Time to dig out those outfits one more time!
p&P&zJane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies. See the Pride & Prejudice & Zombies trailer here.

Date: February – Probably either Saturday, 2/6 or Sunday, 2/28.

Time:  tbd

Cost: the cost of a movie ticket. When we choose a location where it is playing, we can post the price.

Tickets: Each person will be responsible for purchasing their own ticket. We will post a link when we have it.

Address: tbd


Children: This costume drama/horror movie is rated PG-13.  You are welcome to bring children who are old enough to sit through the movie and mature enough not to be scarred for life. It may be icky.


Costume Suggestions: This movie is based on Pride & Prejudice, set in England circa 1813, but then the author put in zombies. The book had steampunk, rather than Regency costumes in its illustrations, but the movie looks to be pretty regency. Don’t feel that you can’t join us if you don’t have a costume. There will be plenty of people in the theater who are not in costume. And don’t worry too much about the accuracy of your Regency-wear. In fact, this would be a good place for a beginner to try something new, especially if you’re nervous about it!

Images of Regency costumes

Images of Men’s regency costume

Sense & Sensibility pattern

Simplicity pattern

A note about the ladies undergarments: of course it is always best to have the correct underwear and support. But if you had to choose between making a dress and making a set of regency stays and a dress, you might find making the dress quicker. Some ladies have found that a sports bra and a full-length slip work in a pinch.

CGW Liaison: Could this be you? We need someone to “herd the ducks” at the event. A liaison might help choose the location, time, and a nearby restaurant, as well as make sure we get a group photo and help us to get seats together.

Additional Information: Movie Release Date: February 5, 2016

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