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Sons of Anarchy: Costume Identity and the Outlaw

Sons of Anarchy portrays the fictionalised world of an outlaw motorcycle club; although the plots are dramatic in the extreme, many of the details are firmly based in realism, including the costuming. Series creator Kurt Sutter has described it as … Continue reading

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About Time to Dress Upper Middle Class

SPOILERS Despite all the hoo-ha over films such as Blue Jasmine and Stoker contemporary is still pretty much overlooked as a form of costume design. If it’s invisible, well, nobody notices it, and if it’s designer it becomes all about … Continue reading

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Why is Miss Piggy Wearing a Vivienne Westwood Wedding Dress?

When Clothes on Film visited The Muppets Most Wanted set back in March of 2013, we were given a tour of the bustling ‘wardrobe’ (their words) department, as overseen by costume designer Rahel Afiley. You can read more about that … Continue reading

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Tailoring The Wolf of Wall Street

There is a problem with the costumes in The Wolf of Wall Street, and it has nothing to do with the film itself but the coverage they have received. Namely, that this coverage is incorrect. Articles such as this one … Continue reading

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The Muppets Most Wanted: Set and Costume Visit

‘Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves … Continue reading

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Peaky Blinders: Q&A with Costume Designer Stephanie Collie

If you’re not watching BBC 2’s gangster western Peaky Blinders, stop reading now and seek it out on iPlayer – there’s still one episode left so you have time to join the party. Peaky Blinders is the slow burning tale … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing: Colour Blind Costuming

Analysis of Shawna Trpcic’s subtle costume signifiers with input from the designer herself. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Costume Analysis: Sansa Stark

The costume evolution of Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones.
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All the Catching Fire Fashion Portraits in One Place

A fun glimpse at the bizarre fashions to expect in Catching Fire thanks to costume designer Trish Summerville. Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera: Colour, Character and Costume

The Phantom of the opera demonstrates that the colour, size and shape of a character’s costumes can communicate on a subliminal level. Continue reading