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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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The Fabric of Film: Tough Guy Wear

In honour of The Times’ film critic Kevin Maher’s list of iconic movie rebels, we take a look at what it truly takes to make a tough guy in cinema. What constitutes a tough guy, as in ‘man’, on film … Continue reading

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After Earth: Costume Designer Amy Westcott Explains Life Suit

Exclusive Q&A with costume designer Amy Westcott about the After Earth life suit. Continue reading

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Costume Round Up: Suited for Space

With the trailer for After Earth revealing an intriguing ‘life suit’ worn by Jaden Smith, we round up the best space suit related posts from our archive. Continue reading

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After Earth Trailer Lands: First Proper Look at ‘Life Suit’

Our first proper trailer for After Earth and our first proper look at the ‘life suit’. Continue reading

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Style & Identity in Do the Right Thing

Ruth E. Carter’s work on Do the Right Thing is a masterclass in how costume can influence the look and feel of a film. Continue reading

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Five Cool Movie Sunglasses for the Weekend

Because the sun is out making us all feel like we’re in Cannes, let’s have a look at some of the coolest movie sunglasses money can buy. Continue reading