'As the World Turns' Goes Victorian on December 21
'As the World Turns' Goes Victorian on December 21
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Next Friday, residents of Oakdale will be commemorating the holiday Victorian style.  As the World Turns will be airing a very special stand-alone episode that features the entire cast as they might have appeared during the the Victorian era.  Characters will be dolled up complete with corsets, exaggerated skirts supported by crinolines narrowed by way of the bustle, and frock coats to match the artistic setting that takes viewers back in time.

Giving more insights on the upcoming episode is the soap's costume designer Margarita Delgado, who described some of the cast's outfit and how she meticulously approached the project during an interview with Soap Opera Digest.

Bringing the Victorian period to the set of Oakdale took a lot of work but having a vivid and comprehensive script made the transformation a lot easier.  And though it was also difficult to find real period pieces, Delgado was able to utilize previously-used resources and recycled them for a more practical approach.

“It was a nice, well-written script that was really descriptive and gave us a real visual sense of what they wanted it to look like," Delgado told Soap Opera Digest.

“We had some things here that have been around for a long time.  They were probably bought 40 years ago.  This show has been around for a long time.  The nicer pieces have been saved throughout the years and some pieces are really falling apart.  So we just cut off the sleeves from one of those,” she added.

As for the cast, Delgado enjoyed styling and dressing them up as “everyone had their own identity and personality.”  While most of the men wore rentals with a lot of added-on decorations, the women of As the World Turns had to wear more complicated dresses.

“Emily's dress is a bright red, rented dress.  We took a lot of things off of it and then applied a lot of things onto it,” Delgado said of the outfit worn by actress Kelley Menighan Hensley.

Delgado also revealed that Katie, portrayed Terri Colombino, will be wearing a gown with a lot of beading, while Faith, played by Ashley Marie Greiner, will be in a little dress with a vintage pattern.

Fans can catch As the World Turns' unique holiday episode on December 21 on CBS.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Soap Opera Digest
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