Favorite Things Friday – Week 18 – Costumes for Reign

I’ve recently started watching Reign again starting at the beginning of Series 1 because I missed quite a bit and wanted to catch up properly. It’s a great historical drama, with lots of intrigue and action as well as plenty of romance.


And the costumes are AMAZING!!!!

Reign costumes 2

See what I mean…

Reign costumes 1

So much detail is put into each costume, giving the ladies each their own style, but still looking cohesive!

Even the cloaks for the outdoor scenes are fabulous… Can someone buy/make me the blue one? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Reign costumes 4

I loved the costumes soooo much, I decided to start creating my own versions on Polyvore. It’s a great site with access to images of loads of clothes, shoes, jewellery, etc that you can put together to create outfits. With many styles and colour options available, the number of combinations you can put together is astronomical!

I’ve been a member on Polyvore for about 6 years now, and I still love going on every now and then and creating different outfits. Recently I started creating outfits based on different films/music videos, and now Reign.

Here are the costumes I’ve put together so far:

Queen of Scots

I started off with Mary, Queen of Scotland, played by Adelaide Kane.

Long May She Reign

Creating looks I thought were fit for a young Queen.

Born To Wear A Crown

And of course, I had to include a tiara!

Then I went on to her Ladies in Waiting…

Lady In Waiting

Firstly Lola played by Anna Popplewell…

Lady Lola

Trying to stay close to what could appear on the show.

Lady In Waiting 2

Then I did a couple for Lady Kenna, played by Caitlin Stacey…

Lady Kenna

She always wears things that are a bit floaty and very girly.

I haven’t made any for Lady Greer, Celina Sinden, yet but I’m sure I will in the next few days.

If you want to see these outfits in more detail (including where to find the items in each) as well as the other outfits I have created over the past six years, you can find them on my Polyvore profile – Cathtantya.

I thought I would leave you with one last look at the actual costumes from Reign, so here you go….

Reign costumes 3

See, even the fella’s look great!


TV Tuesday – Quantico

I have started watching a few new US TV programs recently and thought it was about time I shared a few of the ones that I really like. So first up is Quantico on ABC which had its season premier on 27th September.

This is an explosive new series (literally) which starts off with a bomb exploding in Grand Central Station, New York. And that is all I am going to tell you of the plot! ๐Ÿ˜‰

They have a great cast…

Quantico Cast

Led by the stunningย Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish the main protagonist…

Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish

Along with Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, another beautiful lady who can hold her own…

Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt

Annabelle Acosta as Natalie Vasquez, again, gorgeous…

Anabelle Acosta as Natalie Vasquez

And then we have Yasmine Al Massri who does an excellent job – I’ll let you watch it to find out what I mean…

Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah & Raina Amin

The new recruits at the FBI’s Quantico also include some pretty hot guys too, don’t worry…

Graham Rogers as Caleb Haas

First up we have Graham Rogers who plays Caleb Haas who initially gets the nickname ‘Golden boy’!

Tate Ellington as Simon Asher

Then we have Tate Ellington who plays Simon Asher, and then finally we have…

Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth

Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth who is by far my favorite of the fella’s! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Check out the explosive trailer below and then see if you can catch a few episodes if you haven’t seen it already! Let me know in the comments what you think!

TV Tuesday – NCIS

I thought I would share one of my all time favourite TV shows today, one that has been going for 12 years now and has just started airing Season 13.

Which show is that?


The cast is fabulous…

NCIS current cast

Especially the guys who have been there from the start…

NCIS from the start

Each of these characters has grown and developed so much over the years, and it has been great to watch it happen.

A few changes from the initial team with Sasha Alexander as Caitlin Todd…

NCIS with Caitlin Todd

Then we had Cote De Pablo join as Ziva David…

NCIS with Ziva David

I especially love Abby Sciuto as the crazy, but lovable Lab Tech…

Abby Sciuto

I mean come on, I don’t know any other character that can rock this outfit and get away with wearing it to work, in a crime lab for the Navy…. you?

Abby Sciuto 2

You also have Leroy Jethro Gibbs…

Jethro Gibbs

Hasn’t changed much over the years, except maybe for the brief appearance of the mustache…

Jethro Gibbs mustache

Tony Dinozzo has been there from the start…

Tony Dinozzo

A serial flirt, full of mischief and film references he has matured through difficulty as the seasons progress. Still as spiffy as ever in his suits though…

Tony Dinozzo 2

Who can forget Tim McGee, from ‘Probie’…

Tim Mcgee

To fully fledged Agent…

Tim McGee 2

Tim has grown into himself over the years and is no longer just the ‘geeky’ author we see from the start!

And let’s not forget the original Man from U.N.C.L.E., David McCallum himself as Ducky…


The granddad every NCIS fan wants!

And then you have Ziva…

Ziva David

Great from the start, but then you get…

Ziva David 2

But we all know…

Ziva David 3

I know we have the lovely Emily Wickersham now as the adorably nerdy Ellie Bishop…

Ellie Bishop

But for a lot of us the NCIS family will always consist of…

NCIS family

A few of my fave NCIS memes to make you chuckle…

Jethro Gibbs 3 Ziva David 4

Some of McGee’s nicknames anyone?Mcgee

And to round off any good post about NCIS, you cannot forget….

Gibbs Rules

So what are some of your fave TV shows? Let us know in the comments, and tune in again soon for some more of mine!