I recently saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lawrence, 2013) and there was not a moment when I was not in complete awe of the costumes (designed by Trish Summerville). Not only were all of them gorgeous, and fitting for the characters, but there were thousands of costumes, and many different styles and environments that the designer had to create.
Harry Potter - a summary of costumes
I went to the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour in May 2012, and have finally gotten around to editing some of my photos. I think there will have to be a lot of different themed photo-sets for these, as there are just so many images, each containing so much detail.
I’m sure every HP fan knows full well the amount of hard work, care, and attention that went into making the films, and that is none more apparent than when on the studio tour, and witnessing first hand the amazing craft-work of the sets, props, creature design, costume design, and general world-building.
If you still have not been, and have the chance, then let me assure you it is very much worthwhile if you have even the slightest bit of interest in film production, or - of course - Harry Potter.
In Thelma and Louise (Scott, 1991), The title characters undergo a drastic character change, which is reflected in the changing environment and costumes. The change goes from the confines of city and society to the open west (and freedom). Their clothing similarly shows this by going from what society mandated for them (Louise is very put together/constricted and Thelma is constricted as well, but more expressed in her naivety), to a modern-cowboy/utilitarian/dressing-for-themselves style by the end.
Costumes designed by Elizabeth McBride
(Source: The Huffington Post)
“My costume particularly does so much of the work for me, because Loki’s silhouette is so incredibly menacing. Those clothes are so mean – it’s leather and metal and gold. But there were days when I longed for the suit [that Clark Gregg got to wear as Agent Coulson] – Dolce and Gabbana. In the museum [scene in Germany, Loki had] three hours in a nice suit”-Tom Hiddleston
L’Atalante (Vigo, 1934)
Jean and Dasté and Dita Parlo as Jean and Juliette
The white of Juliette’s wedding dress creates a stark contrast between herself and the scenery, adding to the visual beauty of the film. Juliette appears to glow.
October 28, 1897: Edith Head is born.
Over her fifty-four-year career, Edith Head earned eight Academy Awards (from a total of thirty-five nominations), the most of any woman in film history. Born Edith Claire Posener in San Bernardino, Head began her prolific career as a costume designer at Paramount Studios toward the end of the silent film era and at the start of the “golden age” of Hollywood - an age which she shaped through her designs - in 1923. In 1938, she became the first woman to head a design department at a major film studio when she became the chief designer at Paramount, a position which she held until her move to Universal Pictures in 1967. The eight films which she received Academy Awards for Best Costume Design were: The Heiress (1950), Samson and Delilah (1951), All About Eve (1951), A Place in the Sun (1952), Roman Holiday (1954), Sabrina (1955), The Facts of Life (1961), and The Sting (1974). She passed away in 1981 - four years after receiving her last Academy Award nomination.
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