Thursday, September 30, 2010

Alien movie costume from James Cameron's Aliens...

James Cameron's Aliens is one of my all time favourite sci-fi action movies and probably one of the best sequels ever made.

Original Alien costume from James Cameron's Aliens
Aliens movie costume
Alien body suit James Cameron's Aliens
Actual Alien costume from Aliens
The 1986 movie has suspense, horror, space marines, explosions, face huggers, chest bursters, the Alien Queen and an iconic heroine with a big gun who's not afraid to use it. In the original
Ridley Scott
helmed space classic, 'Ellen Ripley' (Sigourney Weaver) only faced one Alien, in the sequel she has to face a whole army of the deadly creatures.

Aliens movie poster
Aliens Ripley posterAs the H.R. Giger inspired Alien is such a creature design classic, I was totally thrilled to see this original Alien body suit used in Aliens on display at the AFI movie villain costume showcase at Disney's Hollywood Studios on September 22, 2010, courtesy of Planet Hollywood Inc.

Actual creature body-suit from Aliens
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The costume is amazingly detailed when you see it up close, from its skeletal-like frame to its spiny tale, and you can just imagine it dripping with slime as it chases Ripley and her ragtag group of survivors through the air vents of the colony on planet LV-426.

360° view of the Alien costume
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Original Aliens costume
On screen you totally forget there's a man inside the creature body-suit.

Now this would make a truly scary costume to wear for Halloween.

Aliens movie poster
Aliens movie poster

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Captain Barbossa costume from Pirates of the Caribbean...

In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Academy Award-winner, Geoffrey Rush, plays the cursed 'Captain Barbossa'.

Actual Captain Barbossa costume worn by Geoffrey Rush
Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Barbossa costume
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'Hector Barbossa' is the main villain in the first of the live-action films based on Disney's popular theme park ride.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl movie poster
Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl poster
He leads the motley crew of the Black Pearl in search of cursed Aztec gold, after leading a mutiny against its former Captain, 'Jack Sparrow' (played by Johnny Depp).

Original Captain Barbossa costume on display
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This wonderfully detailed period Pirate costume was photographed on display at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, as part of The American Film Institute's movie villain costume showcase on September 22, 2010.

Penny Rose was Costume Designer on this 2003 movie and her work can also be seen in Prince of Persia.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl movie poster
Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Barbossa poster
If you like this original outfit, be sure to also check out Keira Knightley's gown from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Buy the official behind-the-scenes book of the movie: Bring Me That Horizon: The Making of Pirates of the Caribbean

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

White Witch costume and chariot from Narnia's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe...

In the 2005 movie adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic children's fantasy The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Tilda Swinton plays the evil White Witch, 'Jadis'.

Original movie costume and props
from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Tilda Swinton's White Witch Narnia costume
Narnia White Witch warrior costume
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One of the costumes she wore in the film and the chariot she rode in the climactic battle scenes of the movie were part of The American Film Institute Showcase of infamous villain costumes at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida on September 22, 2010.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe movie poster
Narnia White Witch poster
Isis Mussenden was responsible for designing this amazing costume for the White Witch.

White Witch battle costume worn by Tilda Swinton
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This outfit of chainmail and animal fur is her warrior battle garb and is much harder and less feminine than the other looks she sports earlier in the movie.

White Witch costume concept sketches
Narnia White Witch concept sketches

Actual White Witch movie costume
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I think this wonderful costume would make a fierce Halloween outfit if you're looking for inspiration.

White Witch Jadis' battle chariot from
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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Narnia's White Witch battle chariot
Jadis rides this chariot into battle against the lion, 'Aslan's', army of freedom fighters at the climax of the movie.

The White Witch's wand prop from Prince Caspian
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Also on display at Disney's Hollywood Studios within the Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian theme park attraction was the wand prop used by the White Witch in the second movie, as she attempts to resurrect herself.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe movie poster
Narnia's Lion, Witch and Wardrobe movie poster

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