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How Costume Designer Betsy Heimann Brought Your Favorite Characters to Life

Chances are, if you liked some character’s style in the late ’90s or early aughts, Besty Heimann is responsible for it. The iconic costume designer has worked with the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Cameron Crowe, dressing up movies like Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Almost Famous, and many, many, MANY more. And now she’s tackling one of the most unique Westerns out there: Godless, the Netflix series about a small Wild West town run by a ton of women after a mining accident murders all the capable men.

With rough edges and frilled cuffs, Heimann created a visual language that, arguably, does just as much (or more) in the way of defining its characters as the casting or photography do. So we were THRILLED to have her on this week’s episode of Fangirling. But don’t just take our word for it, listen to our chat with Heimann about her process right here, right now!

Like what you saw there? Interested in more discussions with, by, and about women, where everyone—yes, everyone (and yes, even you!)—is invited to nerd out about science and culture, talk about what matters, learn new things, geek out over history, meet awesome ladies, and feel all your myriad feelings from a decidedly different point of view? Well let me go out on a limb and say Fangirling is for you! And this season, we have a heaping helping of everything you could want, every Wednesday on Alpha.

Besides, you’re not going to want to miss our fabulous guests—we’ve got Phoebe Robinson talking Game of Thrones in the Khaleesi Korner, Blue Planet II producer Orla Doherty, and a spotlight on artist Jen Bartel—or our regular segments like “Worst Advice” and “Real Fake Spoilers”!

So, really, you have no excuse. And why would you want to miss this? Get yourself in on the guilt-free fangirlsplosion with the hashtag #FangirlingIsBack and sign up for a free month of Alpha with the code ‘fangirling’! Because who says being smart and having a lot of feelings are mutually exclusive?

And, did you know you can buy your own piece of the Fangirling set art with part of the proceeds benefitting Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund? It’s TRUE! Click here if you’re an Alpha member or here if you’re just a regular Nerdist stan!

Alicia Lutes is the Managing Editor, creator/host of Fangirling, and resident Khaleesi of House Nerdist. Find her on Twitter!

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