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The Hangover: More Costume Questions Answered

Being as she is an extremely nice person, costume designer for The Hangover (2009), Louise Mingenbach, has answered more of your questions about who wears what in the movie. So with some help from her assistant designer Alison McCosh, here we go with the answers…

Clothes on Film: Where were Heather Graham’s costumes and sunglasses purchased?

Louise Mingenbach: I think most everything was bought and fitted in LA before we left for Las Vegas, except the stripper’s costumes were purchased in Vegas. Her sunglasses were vintage too from a great store here in LA. God, I can picture it…but what’s the name..? I don’t think I can come up with it on the fly. Sorry.

COF: Can you recall the brand of sneakers Zach Galifianakis wears for his ‘Vegas outfit’?

Alison McCosh: I remember Zach’s sneakers being from the costume house. No label that I remember, just a grey nylon mesh sneaker.

COF: You mentioned previously that Bradley Cooper’s blue shirt was by ‘Organic’. Is this a shirt company in the US? Do you have any more info on them?

AM: The company ‘Organic’ are U.S. based they have a showroom in New York. It is a clothing company for men and women. They do not have their own website. You just have to Google and see who sells the line, but it is sold throughout the United States.

COF: Also Bradley Cooper’s boots as worn in the desert scenes, where were they from?

AM: Bradley’s boots are by Fiorentini and Baker.

COF: Were Bradley’s John Varvatos sunglasses modified especially with those pink lenses? And why did you choose them? They seem quite radical – does that best represent his character?

LM: Yes, we changed out the lens on the John Varvatos glasses. We wanted something relatively light so we could see his eyes while he wore them. The pink-ish tone was good I thought with his skin tone and he is definitely the cocky character in the group, so a bit of the “radical” was perfect.

Louise Mingenbach has just completed work on The Hangover director Todd Philips’ latest picture Due Date. She was also costume designer on The Usual Suspects (1995), X-Men (2000), and X2 (2003). Hopefully we chat to her about these genre classics and more at some point in the future.

With thanks to Louise Mingenbach and Alison McCosh.

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  • Lacey Thompson

    I was just wondering in the scene where the boys are about to go up to the roof, and they enter the elevator where there is a couple, what dress is the woman wearing?? I LOVE that dress and have been trying to find something like it, but I cant seem to find it.

  • jaysin

    Hi i look quite a bit like zach (alan) any how i have been growing a beard for halloween. I was wanting to dress up as alan for a costume party. Any how i found the shirt and glasses and got white levis… where can i find the man bag that he carries.. thanks so much..

  • Jason

    I’m trying to find the horrible paneled jacket Mr Chow wore in the desert scene. I think I could duplicate the rest of his outfit, but do you know where I could find that jacket – or a reasonable facsimile? Thanks a bunch.

  • nick

    Please tell me where I can find the belt that mr chow’s #1 gangster is wearing!??? The gold diamond star!

  • Ashlea

    I was wondering if you could please tell me where the shirt that Tracy is wearing in the unedited version came from. In the scene she is telling Doug not to cancel on going to Vegas and she thanks him for bringing her brother, the scene ends in them “passionately” kissing, then Doug goes outside to leave for Vegas. It’s a bit of a hippy looking loose fitting shirt. I absolutely love it.

  • lap nguyen

    Hi! Where can I get a jacket that Mr. Chow wears? It is yellow and brown. The one that he found $80,000 in chips.

  • Michelle

    I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a red, long sleeve, 60’s style dress like Heather Graham wore for the blackjack scene. Any idea where one would find something similar? Thank you so very much, I love this site!!

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