Hello! Welcome to Costumed Stories, a little corner of the internet I created for my passion for costume dramas.

Who am I?

I’m a queer Asian writer-person from the U.S. who grew up on genre media and online fandom culture. My pronouns are he/him.

I became addicted to Asian dramas in recent years thanks to a three-year-long stint as a subtitles editor. I favor Chinese period dramas in particular because of the costumes, tropes, and my limited comprehension of Mandarin.


While I plan on occasionally venturing into western TV shows and movies, this blog is largely dedicated to my love of Chinese and other East Asian period dramas.

This is not a spoiler-free blog. I try to give a little away as possible, but my reviews are typically best read after viewing. For quick, spoiler-free ratings, skip down to the final section of each review.

Find me on Tumblr. Thanks for visiting!

—Costumed Stories