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From Lady Mary’s embroidered dresses to Jon Snow’s fur-trimmed capes and Snow White’s fairytale gowns, this year’s crop of Emmy-nominated wardrobe designs are a telling example of Emmy history — the Academy loves period and fantasy costumes.

The 2013 Emmy nominees in the category of Outstanding Costumes for a Series are Boardwalk Empire, The Borgias, Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey, and Game of Thrones, all shows that are set in the past, or, in the case of Once Upon a Time, in another world. In fact, this year’s nominees is the same group that went head-to-head for the costume Emmy last year. (GoT costume designer Michelle Clapton took home the award in 2012.)

Why are costumes from shows set in modern times often left out of the running?

“[It’s] really hard for people to understand how intricate, precise and detailed [contemporary designs] can be because we wear them every day,” Tom Broecker — the longtime costume designer for Saturday Night Live who also worked wardrobe magic on season one of House of Cards — told EW at the opening of the FIDM Museum & Galleries’ Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibit in July. “Contemporary costumes are seen as more mundane because they lack the majesty of period clothes.”

Which costume designer should win the prize for Outstanding Costumes for a Series at the Creative Arts Emmys this Sunday? Cast your vote in the poll below.


'Once Upon a Time': Snow and Charming debut new looks in this week's EW -- VIDEO


In this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, we shine the spotlight on the behind-the-scenes talent helping to create movie, TV and music magic through set design and costumes, so where better to start than the Emmy-nominated team who conjures up the fairy-tale world of Once Upon a Time?

At our cover shoot, as Josh Dallas demonstrated his cape-twirling skills for co-star Ginnifer Goodwin, Once costume designer Eduardo Castro — who put Don Johnson in pastel Armani suits on Miami Vice and created the fierce (and fugly) fashions seen on Ugly Betty — gave us a sneak peek at the new costumes the couple will wear in season two.

After spending all of season one in the same brown leather doublet, Castro says that new costumes will help turn Dallas’ character into “a much more swashbuckling kind of Prince Charming.” And Dallas tells EW; “It takes somebody with great taste to go through all of these different interpretations of fairy tales over hundreds and hundreds of years and… make it up-to-date and make it cool and make it cinematic, and I think Eduardo does that brilliantly.”

Snow also gets some new clothes, including an edgy war council look inspired by a runway style from Alexander McQueen, but she’s still not afraid to show her softer side. “The element of romance is what keeps the show going,” Castro muses.

Watch the video for more from the wardrobe designer and see Dallas show off his new cape.  READ FULL STORY

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