Saturday, October 29, 2011

Movie costumes, masks and props at the London Film Museum...

I can't believe it's almost been a year since I visited the London Film Museum on January 25, 2011, and finally here's the last collection of assorted costumes, masks and props on display at the fantastic movie attraction.

T1000 bullet-ridden shirt from
Terminator 2: Judgement Day worn by Robert Patrick
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Amongst the eclectic sci-fi, comic book, period drama and comedy memorabilia was this fantastic special effect shirt with its impacted bullets worn by Robert Patrick as the 'T1000 Terminator' from the future in 1991's Terminator sequel.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day movie poster
Terminator 2 movie poster
If you're a fan of the movie, be sure to also check out this Arnold Schwarzenegger prop cyborg on display.

Jacket worn by Jewel Stait as Kaylee in Serenity
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Next up is the colourful pink patchwork jacket worn in the 2005 sci-fi movie, Serenity, by Jewel Stait as the Firefly-class ship's mechanic 'Kaylee Frye'.

Check out the Mule transport from Serenity on display at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Serenity movie poster
Serenity movie poster

Matt Murdock's blind cane prop
used by Ben Affleck in Daredevil
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Also on display was the extendable cane prop used by Ben Affleck as the blind attorney, 'Matt Murdock' and his vigilante superhero alter-ego, in the 2003 adaptation of Marvel Comics Daredevil. I love the devil's head detail at the top of the cane.
Daredevil movie poster
Daredevil movie poster

Machete used by James McAvoy in Wanted
Wanted machete prop
Keeping to props, this machete was used by James McAvoy as an assassin-in-training, 'Wesley Gibson' in the 2008 comic book movie, Wanted, when he's trained by the Fraternity's 'Butcher'.

Wanted movie poster
Wanted movie poster
You may also want to take a look at these other Wanted movie props on display.
Jacket worn by Owen Wilson as
Roy O'Bannon in Shanghai Knights
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In 2003's comedy Shanghai Knights, Owen Wilson starred opposite Jackie Chan as 'Roy O'Bannon' and wore this military style jacket.

Shanghai Knights movie poster
Shanghai Knights movie poster

Tunic worn by Djimon Hounsou as Juba in Gladiator
Juba tunic Gladiator
Djimon Hounsou wore this tunic as the gladiator 'Juba' who befriend's Russell Crowe in 2000's Roman-era epic, Gladiator.

Gladiator movie poster
Gladiator movie poster
If you like this, be sure to check out the costume worn by Russell Crowe as Maximus in Gladiator.

T-shirt worn by Anthony Hopkins in Hannibal
Anthony Hopkins Hannibal t-shirt
This white prison shirt was worn by Anthony Hopkins as the iconic horror villain, 'Hannibal Lecter', in this 2001 sequel to The Silence of the Lambs.

Hannibal movie poster
Hannibal movie poster
All the props and clothes from the movies above were on display courtesy of Propstore.com.

Also on display throughout the museum included this prosthetic mask from Stanley Kubrick's genre defining sci-fi movie from 1968, 2001: A Space Odyssey, with that iconic Dawn of Man scene with the apes when they discover the black monolith and subsequently discover how to use a bone as a weapon and a tool.

Ape prosthetic mask from 2001: A Space Odyssey
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2001 prosthetic ape mask
Stuart Freeborn was responsible for the realistic creature effects on the groundbreaking movie.

2001: A Space Odyssey movie poster
2001 A Space Odyssey poster

Suit worn by Peter Sellers in The Prisoner of Zenda
Peter Selers Prisoner of Zenda suit
Finally, this cream lambswool suit was worn by Peter Sellers as Ruthenian 'King Rudolph V' of in the 1979 comedy version of The Prisoner of Zenda, designed by Sue Yelland.

The Prisoner of Zenda movie poster
Prisoner of Zenda 1979 poster
Be sure to come back soon for a round-up of all the cool movie costumes I discovered at the Planet Hollywood Cafe in Las Vegas.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Costumes from Cirque du Soleil O on display...

On my first visit to Las Vegas earlier this year on April 7, I was fortunate enough to enjoy Cirque du Soleil's fantastical aquatic themed show 'O' at The Bellagio Hotel.
Female synchronized swimmer costume
from Cirque du Soleil O
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I was reminded the other day that I'd snapped some of the amazing costumes featured in the show that were on display in the theatre's foyer.

The show is such a visual spectacle of acrobatics, diving and performance art, that it's hard to notice the detail of the costumes from afar, so it was great to see them up close. I especially liked the female synchronized swimmers outfits, with their jeweled scales.

Costume worn by The Comets in Cirque du Soleil's O show
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The wonderful costumes were designed by Dominique Lemieux in 1998 and the make-up for the show was created by Nathalie Gagne.

Cirque du Soleil O at The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas
Cirque du Soleil O mural
If you like these, you may also like this preview of Cirque du Soleil's 'Iris' show at the Hollywood Bowl opening night on June 18, 2011.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Minotaur and Mondragon costumes from Immortals on display...

In Immortals, a mortal hero 'Theseus' (Henry Cavill) is chosen by the Greek gods to fight for humanity against 'King Hyperion' (Mickey Rourke) and his hordes, plus legendary mythological creatures like the minotaur.

Original Immortals movie costumes on display
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Immortals Mondragon Matthew Taylor costume
These villain costumes from the movie designed by Eiko Ishioka were photographed on display in the ArcLight Hollywood cinema foyer on October 17, 2011, where they were installed by Olson Visual.

Immortals movie billboard
Immortals film billboard
First up is the severe leather and animal hide costume worn by one of King Hyperion's Heraclean army, 'Mondragon', played by Matthew G. Taylor in the movie.

Mondragon costume worn by Matthew G. Taylor in Immortals
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Immortals Mondragon mask
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Mondragon Immortals film costume
Next up is an even more spectacular costume and mask from Tarsem Singh's epic fantasy, the re-imagined 'Minotaur' of legend.

Actual Minotaur costume worn by Robert Maillet in Immortals
Robert Maillet Minotaur Immortals costume
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Minotaur costume side view Immortals
Immortals Minotaur film costumeRobert Maillet plays the unstoppable Minotaur, referred to as 'The Beast' in Immortals, and the towering seven foot tall Canadian actor can be seen in full costume in brutal battle against Theseus in the movie.
Minotaur mask
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Minotaur mask Immortals movie
The Minotaur's mask is pretty amazing, as it's actually a mask within a barbed wiremask which is a great idea, although you can imagine it can't be comfortable to wear, move or even fight in. In the movie the barbed mask is coated with poison to inflict maximum damage to enemies.

If you like these fantastical creations, be sure to check out the costumes worn by Theseus and Zeus in Immortals too.

Immortals movie poster
Immortals movie poster
I don't know about you, but these original Immortals costumes are getting me pretty excited for the movie out on November 11, 2011.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Theseus and Zeus costumes from Immortals...

In Immortals Henry Cavill stars as 'Theseus', a mortal chosen by the king of the Greek gods, 'Zeus', to battle the ruthless 'King Hyperion' before he can free the imprisoned Titans and destroy all humanity and the gods of Olympus.

Original fantasy costumes from Immortals on display
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These two costumes featured in the mythological movie were photographed on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema on October 17, 2011, where they were installed by Olson Visual.

Immortals movie billboard
Immortals teaser billboard
Eiko Ishioka was Costume Designer on Immortals and you can also see her work in The Cell and Bram Stoker's Dracula amongst other films.

Theseus costume worn by Henry Cavill in Immortals
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Forbidden to interfere in the wars of mankind, Theseus is a peasant who is chosen by Zeus to lead the fight for humanity against Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who leads an army in search of the fabled Epirius Bow that will unleash the Titans on the world.
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This is the battle armour that Henry Cavill wears as the mortal hero, although for most of the movie he's not afraid to show of his well toned physique (well the film is from the producers of 300, after all).

Immortals movie poster wall at ArcLight Sherman Oaks
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Also included in the exhibit was the costume worn by Luke Evans as father of the Greek Pantheon, Zeus.

Costume worn by Luke Evans as Zeus in Immortals
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Again it's another costume where you need a buff body to show off your rippling abs and pumped up pecs.
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Seeing these amazing costumes up close makes me want to see the movie on the big screen even more.

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