The Saturnalia begins today. To mark the ancient Roman festival, here’s a look at patterns inspired by Saturn’s grandson, Hercules.
Rumours are swirling about a live-action Disney Hercules. The studio’s animated Hercules came out over two decades ago in summer, 1997. By the fall, the pattern companies were ready with Hercules-inspired costumes for children and adults.
Hercules and Megara is still a popular couple’s costume. Here is Butterick’s unofficial costume pattern:
The easier-to-find children’s version:
Before Simplicity held the Disney license, the company combined unofficial Hercules costumes with its take on Xena, Warrior Princess.
Meanwhile, McCall’s had this design — “Princess, Gladiator, and Female Warrior.”
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Awww! I love these costume posts so much! A little Xena, a lot of Herc and Megara! Megara (and a female Hades colorway) has gotten a lot of costume love this year at Elhoffer. I’m unclear how unlike a Ray Harryhausen film a live action Hercules would be; some things just work better as cartoons. Cleaning the stables for one.