Jane Austen Film Costume Page

I bought some Japan ink likewise, and next week shall begin my operations on my hat, on which you know my principal hopes of happiness depend.

Jane Austen
(letter to her sister Cassandra, 27 October 1798)

Dozens of movie and television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels have been filmed (and more are planned), making the author one of the hottest writers in Tinsel Town. How authentic are the costumes in these? We have some opinions, and links to check for more information on the books, the productions, the Regency period, and related areas.

Articles & Reviews

 Dressing the Part by Jennie Chancey
Jennie reviews the most recent film treatments of Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice.

 Costuming the Emmas by Kali Pappas
Kali concentrates on women's dress and accessories in a review of three different film versions of Emma, part of her Emma Adaptations section.


 Republic of Pemberley: "Your haven in a world programmed to misunderstand obsession with things Austen." The web bible on Jane Austen, covering the author's novels, biographical material, filmed adaptations, et al, with plenty of links, bulletin boards and other resources for the appreciative (or the obsessed) Janeite.

 Jane Austen Film & Television Adaptations web site: a good general resource for information on all of the filmed versions of Austen's novels.

 Austen-Mania: Laura Miller's article on recent Jane Austen movies, with some information and links.

 Regency Fashion Page: Cathy Decker has an extensive collection of information and illustrations on period dress.

 Jessamyn's Regency Costume Companion: Another good source of information on early 19th century costume.

We'd love to get more information, opinions, resources and links! Please contact Eleanor M. Farrell at emfarrell@earthlink.net with suggestions.

Updated 1 September 1998

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