Friday, November 11, 2011

Sci-fi and fantasy costumes at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas...

Earlier this year on my first visit to Las Vegas on April 7, I popped into the Planet Hollywood Cafe and snapped this eclectic assortment of movie costumes from the world of science fiction and fantasy.

Private Frost Space Marines armour from Aliens
Pvt Frost Aliens Marines costumeRico Ross Aliens Marines costume
In the 1986 Alien sequel, Aliens, Ricco Ross played one of the Marine troopers sent to LV-426 aboard the 'Sulaco' spaceship. 'Private Frost' was killed investigating the alien hive under the colony's nuclear reactor and this armour he wore didn't protect him from the flamethrower that accidentally killed him.

Aliens movie poster
Aliens movie poster
From one alien to another and this outfit featured in Predator 2. In the 1990 sequel to the Arnold Schwarzenegger original, the alien hunter stalks the futuristic streets of L.A., rather than the jungles of Central America.

Costume worn by Danny Glover as
Lt. Mike Harrigan in Predator 2
Danny Glover Predator 2 movie costume
Danny Glover starred as an L.A.P.D. cop, 'Lieutenant Mike Harrigan', hunted on the gang-ridden streets of Los Angeles whilst sporting this look.

Predator 2 movie poster
Predator 2 movie poster
From futuristic aliens to supernatural creatures and this rather unique example of knitwear.

Sweater worn by Kristy Swanson in Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie sweater
Before Sarah Michelle Gellar immortalised 'Buffy Summers' on TV, Kristy Swanson played 'Buffy' in the 1992 big screen version, which saw her star alongside Luke Perry and Donald Sutherland as a teenage girl who discovers it's her destiny to slay vampires.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie poster
Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie poster
Finally, here's the costume worn by Ursula Andress as the Greek goddess of love, beauty, prosperity and procreation, 'Aphrodite', in 1981's mythical Clash of the Titans.
Dress worn by Ursula Andress as Aphrodite
in the original Clash of the Titans
Ursula Andress Clash of the Titans costumeUrsula Andress Clash of the Titans dress
This wonderful example of Grecian drapery helped transform the actress into her Olympian deity in the movie which told the tale of 'Perseus' and his battles against the legendary 'Medusa' and the 'Kraken'.

Clash of the Titans 1981 movie poster
Clash of the Titans 1981 poster
Be sure to come back soon for more costumes on display at the Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas.
Planet Hollywood Cafe Las Vegas
Buy the movies: Aliens [Blu-ray]

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