Oz the Great and Powerful_James Franco hat, Mila Kunis riding outfit full_Image credit Walt Disney Pictures © 2013 Lord Christopher Laverty. All rights reserved.

Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz is here and as far as fantasy costume is concerned, you are in for some surprises. Continue reading

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Mildred Pierce: Uniform Appeal

The displaced sex appeal of uniforms in Mildred Pierce. Continue reading

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Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce: Sex and the Housedress

A prevalent theme in the first episode of Mildred Pierce starring is how domestic costume can be read as a signal for sexual availability. Continue reading

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Debbie Reynolds’ Costume Collection Up For Auction

The Debbie Reynolds costume collection is up for sale. Darn you, worldwide recession! Continue reading

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Rocky: Talia Shire as Adrian, From Geek to Chic

She may start out in fisherman’s knitwear but by the end of Rocky, Talia Shire could not look more feminine. Continue reading