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Become The Babadook

On the surface the Babadook is just another bogeyman: prickly, sinewy, all arched limbs and spiky digits. And this is the point: he is just another bogeyman; it is what he represents that really matters. Without spoiling too much, The … Continue reading

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Penny Dreadful: Dressing the Monsters of Victorian London

NO SPOILERS Real and mythological, figurative and literal; monsters of all kinds abound in Sky Atlantic’s new period horror series Penny Dreadful. We might expect a skulking figure in a top hat and frock coat to be scary, though who … Continue reading

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Review: Lincoln

The biggest compliment that can be paid to Joanna Johnston’s costumes in Lincoln is that you will hardly notice them. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 2

Second and final part of Clothes on Film’s sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Costume Round Up: Part 1

First of Clothes on Film’s two part sartorial run-through of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with exclusive input from costume designer Jenny Beavan. Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Costume Trailer Arrives

First look at Jenny Beavan’s late Victorian-with-a-twist costumes in action. Continue reading

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Arthur: Trailer No. 2. Brace Yourself

A second trailer for Arthur starring Russell Brand in a top hat has arrived. Can the film possibly be as likeable as this footage implies? Continue reading

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Ice Cold Movie Posters Inspired by Male Costume

Moxy Creative has designed a super cool collection of movie posters based on iconic male costume. Continue reading

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Top Hat: Ginger Rogers’ Ostrich Feather Dress

The most memorable musical number ever captured on film, and Ginger Rogers’ dress contributes to this greatly. Continue reading

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Clothes on Film Shop Directory: Sherlock & Inglourious

We get a lot of questions at Clothes on Film about where to buy garments similar to those seen in the movies. Continue reading