Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Original Inception movie costumes and props on display...

Now that the curtain has been pulled back on Christopher Nolan's audacious sci-fi thriller, Inception, it's even more exciting to see original costumes and props on display from the amazing movie.

Original Inception movie costume and prop exhibit
at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema
Inception movie costume and prop display
Actual Inception movie costumes
Inception Arthur and Ariadne movie costumes
Inception movie prop display
Inception movie costume and prop exhibit
On July 19, 2010 costumes worn in the movie by Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard were exhibited at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema. Enjoy this selection of photographs and short video of the movie display.

Inception movie poster
Inception poster
First up in more detail is one of the outfits worn by Ellen Page who plays 'Ariadne' in the movie. She is the 'Architect' on the special team of dream invaders, who is a newly recruited college student responsible for constructing the world of the dream.

Costume worn by Ellen Page as Ariadne in Inception
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Arthur and Ariadne Inception costume display
Next are some props featured in the movie, including Ariadne's school bag and the high-tech 'Dream Case' equipment, along with instruction manual, which is used to put the Dreamers to sleep.

Actual props used in Inception
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Inception movie poster
Inception movie poster
The fantastic Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays 'Arthur', the 'Point Man' responsible for researching the team's targets. As you can see from this suit, Arthur is quite a fashionable gent and snappy dresser.

Suit worn by Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Arthur in Inception
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is seen wearing this sharp grey three-piece suit towards the beginning of the movie after their failed incursion into Saito's (played by Ken Watanabe) dreams.

Inception movie poster
Inception Arthur posterThis next outfit is worn by Leonardo DiCaprio as 'Dom Cobb' is from the first dream level of Robert Fischer's (Cillian Murphy) mind, directly after they enter for the first time and kidnap him by hijacking a yellow taxi cab. Cobb is an 'Extractor', a professional mind thief who steals secrets from his victims dreams.

Outfit worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception
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Original Inception movie costumes
Marion Cotillard plays the dead ex-wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's character, 'Cobb'. 'Mal' now only exists as part of his subconscious.

This is the outfit she wears when she disrupts Arthur and Cobb's extraction in Saito's dreamscape towards the beginning of the movie.

Original costume worn by Marion Cotillard as Mal in Inception
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Mal Marion Cotillard Inception movie costume
Costume Designer Jeffrey Kurland is responsible for the distinctive look of the outfits in the movie. The suits and outfits were created especially for Inception. Fabrics were found and bought, tailored by Dennis Kim, shirts made by shirtmaker Anto of Beverly Hills and dresses produced by dressmaker Mary Ellen Fields of Hargate Costumes in L.A.

Inception Movie poster
Inception Mal movie poster

Visit Jason in Hollywood for a movie review of Inception.

Actual outfits worn in Inception
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Inception Cobb and Mal costumes
Go deeper behind-the-scenes with this book of the movie in the USA: Inception: The Shooting Script


  1. any brands associated with Joseph Gordon Levitt's Clothing? some nice stuff!

    1. Bespoke. Roll with Dior Homme or Zenga.

  2. I'm not sure of the brands, I love the clothes as well. Maybe they were custom-made for the movie (they fit so well) - can anyone else help?

    1. Made for the film. Except Ariadne's skinny jeans.

  3. I just loved the attire for this film. Does anyone know what Marion Cotillard's character (Mal) was wearing in the hotel scene?

  4. Are these items still there? Could you get a closer picture of the dream-case? I'm curious about the open metal flap in the corner...what's behind that?

  5. It's no longer on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks and i'm not sure if you could see from that angle either.

    You should be able to double-click the photo for a bigger version if that helps.

  6. not to nitpick, but the leather jacket costume Cobb's (DiCaprio).

  7. Thank you so much, not sure how I missed that (must be the similar leather jackets), have amended accordingly.

  8. Hey Jason, thanks for these awesome pics. I've been hunting for Leonardo's tie for weeks (the one he wore on the airplane): http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GIchwvJ-aNk/TDziUT4x_DI/AAAAAAAASyk/usKuVIcsIG4/s800/Inception+Leonardo+DiCaprio+costume+.jpg)

    Was wondering if you had any more close-up shots of his tie? Thanks!

  9. I think most of the clothes were custom-made for the movie.

    I can zoom in on an image I have for a close-up if you want to provide your email details to: jasoninhollywood@hotmail.com


  10. Anyone knows what are the shoes worn by Ariana(ellen page) in inception?

  11. I love Ellen Page's costume!

  12. I loved the movie and the looks.
    I have actually prepared a new post entry for next Thursday about it! Feel free to check it out. :)

  13. Anyone know who made dicaprio's Green Jacket from this link???


    Please help me find this.

  14. Bespoke. If you want similar style,

    Arthur = Dior Homme.(See JGL's spread in GQ.)
    Eames = Dolce Gabanna.
    Cobb = Calvin Klein.
    Saito = Armani. (The guy who could buy an airline would never stoop to Armani but if you really need it, yeah, close enough.)

    And if in doubt, go with Zenga. Unless you're dressing like Cobb, that will supply anything you need.


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