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Orphan Black's second season may be over, but we've got something that will help fill the void. Click through for a peek behind the scenes from assistant costume designer Darci Cheyne, plus shop looks inspired by our favorite clones.
Sarah Manning

"We usually had a discussion with Tatiana about each character to make sure she was on the same page. We got a lot of feedback from her, so our challenge was kind of marrying everyone’s idea about who the character was together and then making it a reality. Also, there was a lot to think about with continuity. How many times does a character change? Sarah, for example, is on the run a lot, so she doesn’t actually change her clothes very often...she wears a Diesel jacket quite a bit. It's actually not leather, it’s like a waxed cotton that looks like leather."

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Sarah Manning
Helena

"Helena doesn’t have a closet—she borrows her clothes from people, or just acquires things as she goes. Sometimes her clothes are bigger because she finds them places. My favorite outfit of hers is that red unicorn t-shirt and the striped jeans that she raided out of Felix’s closet—that’s why they’re loose, because they would have belonged to him. In reality we actually got a size that was just slightly bigger than hers and probably too small for Felix, but we kind of cheated on screen."

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Helena
Cosima Niehaus

"Each clone has her own silhouette and color scheme, so we’d always make sure Cosima kept in the purples and magentas and that sort of tone, while Sarah was all blacks and greys and textures."

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Cosima Niehaus
Alison Hendrix

"What we didn’t make, we’d basically concept the character and send our buyer out and ask her to source out what was in the stores. Sometimes we’d have to rent the clothing too because it’s so specialized that it wouldn’t be in the stores that particular season, so we’d bring in 10 different looks to try to achieve one."

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Alison Hendrix
Rachel Duncan

"The two-piece outfit Rachel wears in the finale is actually from a store called Femme De Carriere, and the designer is Sandra Angelozzi. She does really great tailored pieces, so it was perfect for Rachel. For the most part we barely needed to do any alterations. Tatiana really just walks into those clothes. We have fittings and we’ll tweak things if they need to be, but they actually fit really well."

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Rachel Duncan
Tony

"There was a bit of a debate with whether to go with kind of a rockabilly look for Tony or if he was a bit of a rock star. We wanted to keep him really real, and that was partly Tatiana’s decision, too, so we kind of stuck with a grunge look."

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Tony
"[Jordan Gavaris (Fee)] is so much fun in fittings. He loves to get into his character. He’s a bit of a chameleon—whenever he’s with Alison, he’s a little bit more of a conservative, straight-laced guy. When he’s at home and painting, he’s really himself, so we didn’t really base him on anyone specific, it’s all in relation to which character he’s playing with in that scene."
"Another thing that was quite a challenge was being able to get multiples of the same articles of clothing. You can’t go out and buy something on sale when there aren’t any more of them left, because we’d always need extras for the photo double and the stunt double—even little Kira had an adult stunt double that we had to buy clothes for. And, you know, if there were any stunts—if someone was coughing up blood, or if there was a kick, a jump, or glass was falling in—we’d have to think about how many episodes they’d have to wear that garment for."