And now, thanks to the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California, you can see all the iconic costumes from the show — up close and personal.
Last night, costume designer Terry Dresbach chatted about all her behind-the-scenes costuming secrets...
...and Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser) stopped by to chat as well.
Here's everything we learned:
1. All the costumes, no matter how elaborate, are handmade.
2. The team created 10,000 garments for Season 2 alone.
3. Many of the pieces have been hand-painted and hand-embroidered by the costume team.
4. The team turned to hand-painting because otherwise, they would have spent their entire budget on fancy fabrics — which cost around $200 per yard.
5. One of Louisa's dresses, for example, is made of painted muslin:
6. And the costumes are full of tiny details, whether you see them on screen or not.
7. Even the extras wear corsets.
9. Master Raymond's coat is a nod to all the different illnesses of the time. Each panel is dedicated to a different disease.
"This is an example of what we came up with for yellow eye. So that little monster there with the yellow claw represents the yellow fever, the eye turns yellow, the green herb behind him is the herb that they thought would cure that disease." —TD