Saturday, 13 April 2013

Shades of Willy Wonka appearing in Rhys Ifans costume from The Boat that Rocked, though perhaps it could best be described as the definitive pimp costume, having to be as flamboyant as the character it contains

Louise Bourgoin as Adele in Les Aventures Extraordinaires D'Adèle Blanc-Sec showing off a couple of the rather impressive costumes found throughout the film. Despite the nature of her character there is always an element of delicacy to her attire, not to mention an impressive level of loyalty to the original artwork

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Perhaps one of the largest scale costumes around, from the film The Cell. Simple though it may be the idea of a costume so large it can be mistaken for the walls has an undeniable impact. Couple that with the imagery as he walks down the stairs, fabric flowing behind, and you have a truly unique creation.

While Jennifer Lopez' costumes are impressive in their own rights, and will likely appear here in the future, it is Vincent D'Onofrio's attire that steals the show.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Something a little more up to date perhaps, with the light suits from Step Up 3D taking costume down a very different route to most of the previous posts.


They may not be anywhere near as refined as the Tron Legacy light suits, but as an addition to a dance routine they're more than a little effective.

Add some of the best use of 3D in the new wave of films (despite the relatively small budget compared to the big name blockbusters) and you end up with a worthy addition to the final dance off

Saturday, 29 October 2011

A publicity shot for Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman wearing an outfit that frankly puts modern fashions to shame. Although practically any era's fashions tend to achieve that with ease really

Friday, 28 October 2011

 Emily Browning as Violet Baudelaire in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events sporting a rather fetching lab coat and goggle ensemble to make any lab technician jealous

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Samuel Le Bihan and Mark Dacascos in Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Lupes), sporting some of the best riding coats I've seen on film

     As these shots show the costumes had to be constructed to withstand both action sequences and a battering from rain and mud during the filming, leaving leather as the only reasonable option of material


     Adding the leather tricorns, high collars and splits for both riding and fighting sets off outfits nicely, not to mention helping with comfort and keeping the actors dry