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[sticky entry] Sticky: About

the idea

Crestfallen icons was born of my own frustration trying to navigate the period costume tags on PB Updates. Sure, you can find period clothing there, but "period" might mean "Regency" or "Medieval-looking fantasy" or "vintage photographs of a movie star I like." There's no way of sorting more specifically to hair color, gender, or even time period, so it's a crapshoot to go through the hundreds of entries in search of the late-Victorian boy in his late teens with a roguish smile and light brown hair. It can be even more frustrating if you're looking for a character who isn't white or slender or young or dressed in Western clothes.

I can't make the tagging system on PB Updates suit my own needs, but I can, at least, add to the pool of available historical PBs. And here on my comm, I can sort them as specifically as I want.

definitions (as i am using them)

Time Range - The dawn of time to about 1989. I might stretch that to 1995 or so if I get the overwhelming desire to icon Clarissa Explains it All. Basically, as long as it's the people in the icons weren't from the last ten years, it'll probably qualify.

Period - Icons of a specific time period using source pictures not from that time period. Downton Abbey gets classified as period, along with every Jane Austen adaptation ever made and also SLC Punk. Any historical movie counts.

Period:Future - To be used only in conjunction with other period tags, such as period:1950s. This implies that the subjects might be ~*~from the future~*~, but their future is now retro-looking as hell. Diane Keaton in Sleeper is an example, as are Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and the Prince of Space and villains in Prince of Space.

Vintage - Icons of a specific time period using source pictures from that time period. Headshots of Anna May Wong are vintage. Movies Judy Garland made in the 1930s that were meant to be set in the present time also counts as vintage.

areas of interest

My aim in creating this community is to try and create icons of period characters who haven't been iconned to death already. Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice, for instance, has been liberally iconned. But Youssou N'Dour in Amazing Grace hasn't. And while it's easy to find Regency-era clothing, it's harder to find Edwardian fashions on PBs. And a lot of promising Old Hollywood films haven't been screencapped, let alone iconned to death like [insert major Hollywood film of last three years]. So I'm interested in filling those gaps where I can.

joining in

If you also like to make period icons, please let me know, either in comments or in a private message! I'll happily give you posting permission to put up icons, too. Bear in mind that I reserve the right to rescind posting access if your posts don't remain period and (ideally) not absurdly well-trodden subjects.

PBs currently available

cut for table of faces )
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[personal profile] ar2016-07-25 10:06 pm

mara jade

mara jade


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from the thrawn comics )
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[personal profile] ar2016-04-13 08:31 pm

harrison ford

harrison ford


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These icons date, to the best of my knowledge, to photoshoots in the 70s and 80s. Just in case you need Harrison from then, like if you're interested in RPing Han Solo in a 1980s AU.

Not that I would know anything about that.

so many around-the-house shots )
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[personal profile] ar2016-03-24 03:26 pm

harrison ford

harrison ford in love, american style


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WHAT IF YOU NEED A YOUNGISH HARRISON FORD for reasons? Then you come here, motherfucker.

never tell me the odds )
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[personal profile] ar2016-03-24 02:59 pm

lillian gish

lillian gish


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1. These include various silent film and promo shots, caps from Romola, colorized pictures of Lillian, and caps and photos of Lillian as an older lady.
2. Where the original film was tinted, I've left the colour alone. You might like it, or you might find it garish! If it's the latter, feel free to desaturate that shit.
3. I've done my best to make sure these are of Lillian and not of Dorothy. If I fucked up somewhere and grabbed the wrong sister, blame them for looking alike.

one orphan of the storm )
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[personal profile] ar2016-03-24 02:46 pm

brandon killham in mad men

brandon killham in mad men


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These are Killham's later appearances in the show.

sad sweaty kid )
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[personal profile] ar2016-03-24 02:08 pm

billy dee williams

billy dee williams


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These icons span from around 1971 - 1984. I might go back and do some Brian's Song and/or Dynasty-specific ones later.

billy dee is right for me )
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[personal profile] ar2014-12-26 10:59 pm

greta garbo in queen christina

greta garbo in queen christina


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Queen Christina is a 1933 film set in 1600s Sweden. In the film, the titular character frequently dresses in men's clothes and kisses a lady, woo.

i shall die a bachelor )
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[personal profile] ar2014-12-19 06:58 pm

greta garbo

greta garbo


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Greta Garbo is so good at looking pensive. She should probably be everyone's PB.

Specific sets for Garbo in Queen Christina definitely to come, and maybe also Mata Hari? (Ignore how there are def. icons from Mata Hari in this set, lol. eta: God damn it, a Queen Christina one snuck in, too. Fuck it.)

i vant to be alone )
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[personal profile] ar2014-12-19 06:34 pm

josephine baker

josephine baker


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Josephine Baker was an icon of 1920s culture and fashion as well as being a fantastic dancer. Obviously, I couldn't resist iconning her.

cutest pie, seriously )
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[personal profile] ar2014-12-18 05:59 pm

gala dali

gala dali


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There aren't nearly as many photos of Gala as there are of Salvador, but she's so pretty, I couldn't resist.

fencing masks, man )
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[personal profile] ar2014-12-18 05:37 pm

aida overton walker

aida overton walker


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Aida Overton Walker was a turn-of-the-century vaudevillian who wore awesome dresses. Sorry to say I couldn't find nearly as many pictures of her as I wanted, but here's what I did come across.

queen of the cakewalk )
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[personal profile] ar2014-12-18 05:00 pm

bianca davri

bianca davri


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More video game icons to come when people actually take screencaps of her. >:|

well, this is a surprise )
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[personal profile] ar2014-12-05 10:29 pm

josephine montilyet

josephine montilyet


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Still working on getting all my Dragon Age icons up, so sit tight. ♥

scribbles!!! )
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[personal profile] ar2014-11-29 02:30 pm

sera

sera


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Made these pretty quickly in hopes of helping out people interested in RPing Sera. ♥

never quite the gentlest girl )
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[personal profile] ar2014-08-19 02:36 pm

elizabeth taylor

elizabeth taylor in jane eyre


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she's only in the movie briefly, but she's adoracutes )
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[personal profile] ar2014-06-26 01:34 pm

peggy ann garner

peggy ann garner in jane eyre


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i must keep in good health, and not die. )
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[personal profile] ar2014-03-03 11:55 am
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plurk emotes

plurk emotes


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i'll probably just update this in lieu of making more emote posts )
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[personal profile] ar2014-02-22 10:37 am

salvador dali

salvador dali


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what a cutiepie )
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[personal profile] ar2014-02-18 04:23 pm

pearl primus

pearl primus


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hard time blues )
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[personal profile] ar2014-02-18 01:49 pm

sammy davis, jr.

sammy davis, jr.


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Note

There are icons from a Western SDJ was in spread through the first section. At some point, I'll separate them out, but I am just too lazy today.

the candyman can )