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

Sunday, 16 October 2011


Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. It doesn't really get any better than that.

Possibly the best look to have come out of Project Runway to date. Created in two days by Jillian Lewis and Victorya Hong in Season 4 and based around a ponytail-mohawk. Oh, and they also had time to knock up a perfect pair of jodhpurs and a blouse. Not sure bowing down and worshiping's quite enough really



The only problem with this coat was the gown on the left in this picture, which took the win for the challenge in an unusually close contest. The gown was made by Chris March and Christian Siriano, under the same time constraints, and consists of 50 yards of organza and wire, creating a fragile elegance that wouldn't look out of place on a Paris catwalk.

Given the level of workmanship in both garments, and the totally disparate styles, you can't help thinking that a joint win might have been appropriate. Maybe that's just me however

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Milla Jovovich as Alice in Resident Evil: Extinction. Odd middle ground between practical desert wear and showing off her legs, but sometimes style really is better than substance
Another rather pristine outfit from Van Helsing. As much as I'd love to make it I have a feeling that finding an appropriate model might be a challenge, fun though it would be. Unless Kate Beckinsale volunteers of course...
One rather pristine outfit from Van Helsing. Despite combining the plots of every Hammer Horror ever made and coating it all in cheese it's still oddly fun to watch and has some rather impressive costumes
A little costume based inspiration from Plunkett and Macleane. Have to wonder if it would be satisfying or heartbreaking to distress costumes like these after the amount of effort involved in making them