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Journeying Into the Costumes of Into the Woods

Into the Woods opened on Broadway in 1987, with the music and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim and the book by James Lapine. It is Sondheim’s most performed musical and one of his best known works. The story combines familiar … Continue reading

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Interview with 47 Ronin Costume Designer Penny Rose

Where to start with Penny Rose? Pirates of the Caribbean? Evita? King Arthur? Most recently of course 47 Ronin (directed by Carl Rinsch). You do not hire Penny Rose for something small. This is not to say she won’t work … Continue reading

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The Lone Ranger: Never take off the Mask

There is not man behind the mask; the mask is The Lone Ranger. Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, A Field in England and Doctor Who

Catch up with the week in costume design. Continue reading

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Costume Round Up: Get Your Coat

Thanks at least in part to the wintry weather, this week’s costume round up is coats on film. Continue reading

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Dark Shadows Trailer: Campy, Period Blending Costume Fun

Watch the first trailer for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows and burst with costume excitement. Continue reading

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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Jack Sparrow has finally become the irritating wiseass who just won’t leave the party. Continue reading

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Johnny Depp in Public Enemies: Costume as Plot

Public Enemies demonstrates how costume can actually drive a story narrative. Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Trailer Raids the Net

The first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Costumes are a typically splendid affair. Continue reading

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The Tourist: Colleen Atwood Talks Exclusively About Costumes

We asked Colleen Atwood a few questions about The Tourist’s lavish costume look. Continue reading

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The Tourist Trailer Hits: Continental Couture

The first trailer for The Tourist has debuted. Regardless of your sexual orientation, there is something for you here. Continue reading

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Colleen Goes Contemporary: First Official Pic from The Tourist

A solitary official image from The Tourist starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Contemporary costume design by Coleen Atwood. Continue reading