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Costume Round Up: Suited for Space

With our first proper glimpse of the ‘life suit’ worn by Jaden and Will Smith in the latest trailer for After Earth released last week, we have put together a brief round up of sci-fi related suit posts at Clothes on Film. For specificity, we are saving the sharp lounge suits of Inception and the like for another time; these are space suits or similar – the kind of costume actors have to be zipped into.


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After Earth’s life suit as designed by Amy Westcott. We are not really sure what it does yet (gives you wings?), but Ms. Westcott provides a few hints to be going on with. The film is out 13th June.

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Video: Mid-1960s fashion and costume collide with Hardy Amies’ very Courrèges like designs for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Costume designer Janty Yates chats exclusively about her space suit designs for Alien prequel Prometheus. Fact: the shape of the helmets intentionally resemble that of an Alien egg.

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Film critic Simon Kinnear analyses the ‘lived-in’ costumes and space suits of the original Alien film, plus sequels two, three and four.

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In depth deconstruction of the Tron Legacy light suit (more another dimension suit than space suit, but still…). We were granted full access to the suit at Digital Domain Productions in Los Angeles and interviewed some of the designers who worked on the film, including associate costume designer Christine Bieselin Clark and lead helmet designer Neville Page.

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