Costume Designers Martha and Tim Timlin are experts in Civil War era costuming with credits that include the film Washington Square, which is considered by many enthusiasts to be the most accurately costumed Civil War era film to date. As the Wardrobe Masters at the Washington Opera House, the Timlins accessed an impressive variety of costumes for the film for the mere cost of dry cleaning fees. While Courtney chose to use Civil War re-enactors as extras because of their familiarity with the mannerisms and social norms of the day, this turned out to be the best producorial option as well since all the extras owned their own hand-made costumes.