Costume Stories, This Week: RoboCop and The Walking Dead

The week in costume stories and links.

FIDM

Gorgeous costumes on display from 2013 released movies. Tyranny of Style takes you there…

Some more good FIDM photos at Frocktalk.

Downton Abbey

Insightful gallery notes by costumer Caroline McCall. Sure, baby boys in the early 1920s would’ve worn a dress, but that would definitely have confused viewers.

How Wool is produced for Fabric

Riveting Costume Cafe podcast with Franny Kansteiner of Gum Tree Farm and Organic Wool Works.

Costumer of Awesome

Second shout for this beyond hilarious, gif heavy tubmlr by an (unnamed) costume designer currently working in the business.

The Walking Dead

Another thorough interview with costume designer Eulyn Womble, this one containing the immortal line: “It’s not about fashion. It’s about characters”.

Ruby Slippers

If you’re one of the five people left in the world that hasn’t seen a pair of The Wizard of Oz ruby slippers up close, get yourself an invite to the Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Blue Jasmine

Suzy Benzinger’s ‘unusual’ experience of working with Woody Allen. Somehow Sally Hawkins’ costumes cost MORE than Cate Blanchett’s!

RoboCop

Production designer Martin Whist on making the 3D printed suit.

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