In shakespeare's time he likes to use authentic costumes. Even though many of the characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream are fantasy the costume should still be authentic to the idea of them. The costume designer should take this into consideration so then they can keep the tradition of shakespeare going. When Shakespeare did Greek plays he wanted to keep as close to actual Grecian clothing as possible. So if we did a time period that had specific styles to keep true to those styles.
Works Cited: Nagler, A. M. A Source Book in Theatrical History. New York: Dover Publications, 1959. 460-62. Print