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The Martian: The Perfect 10 Spacesuit

For a big budget movie about a lone astronaut who gets stranded on Mars, the spacesuits in The Martian are surprisingly sober in terms of design. There is an attempt here to make everything seem as plausible as possible, costume … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Inside Llewyn Davis & Mockingjay

This week you may have missed… Ingenious Costume Design Good list from Rebecca Clough at Den of Geek of ingenious movie costume design. And while we’re about it, congratulations to another of their regular writers, Ryan Lambie, for his FDA … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Frozen and Ane Crabtree

Happy New Ye- oh we’ve done that already. Carry on. ‘How Hollywood is ruining a Billion Dollar Industry’ Amber Jane Butchart found this amazing article from 1938 and it is essential, and occasionally shocking, reading. Inside Llewyn Davis Video: Legendary … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Inside Llewyn Davis & Cinderella

Happy New Year everyone! Life Without Zoe, The Canyons Two well researched and well written posts by Superqueen. This site is always worth a scoot around. 12 Years a Slave Costume Designer Patricia Norris is 82 years young. Cancel your … Continue reading

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The Grifters: Be Careful What You Wear – Part 2

Second and final part of our retrospective of The Grifters with insight from Mark Bridges. Continue reading

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Costume Stories: This Week, Much Ado and Superman

Costume links of the week. Continue reading

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The Grifters: Be Careful What You Wear

First in our two part retrospective of neo-noir classic The Grifters with exclusive insight from the film’s assistant costume designer Mark Bridges. Continue reading

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Reading Costume Design in No Country for Old Men

The colours and codes of the costume design in No Country for Old Men. Continue reading

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Gangster Squad: Gangster Gloss

The glossy costume world of gangster squad is faithful to history, but not a slave to it.
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Win an Official The Big Lebowski Pendleton Cardigan

Win an official Cowichan style cardigan as worn by Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski. Continue reading

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Movie Costumes on Display in Los Angeles

For those of you lucky enough to live in LA, literally racks of costumes have just on display at The FIDM Museum. Continue reading