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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, Clueless and The Newsroom

It was a busy week in costume. 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: Flights of Fantasy

To celebrate the release of Oz the Great and Powerful, here is a round up of the best fantasy costume posts at Clothes on Film. Continue reading

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Costume Design Award Winners Round Up: Oscar, BAFTA & CDG

The votes have been counted, the prizes dished out… Continue reading

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Costume Design Nominations: Awards Round Up

Here’s our round-up of the big three costume design award nominations. 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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Dressing the Stars: British Costume Design Exhibition

An exhibition of British costume design from films such as The King’s Speech and Pirates of the Caribbean opens at the Fashion Museum in July. 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

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Costume Designers Guild Nominations: 2011

The Costume Designers Guild (CDG) has served up their nominations for this year. 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