Friday, June 1, 2012

Original costumes from The Dictator on display...

In The Dictator controversial comedian Sacha Baron Cohen assumes his latest parody role as 'General Admiral Haffaz Aladeen' of the fictional country of the Republic of Wadiya.

The Dictator movie costume exhibit
Dictator movie costume exhibit
Dictator movie costumes
Dictator movie costume exhibit
To promote the comedy these faux military costumes worn by Sacha Baron Cohen in the movies as 'The Dictator' were on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema on May 30, 2012.

The Dictator movie billboard
Dictator movie billboard
Even though the display says Jason Alper who worked on Bruno, Borat and Ali G is responsible for the costumes, other sources credit Jeffrey Kurland as Costume Designer on the movie. You can also see his work in the Ocean's Eleven remake, Erin Brokovich and My Best Friend's Wedding, plus you can also enjoy his costumes in Inception.

Original outfit worn by Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator
The Dictator movie costume
Dictator movie costume
Dictator movie costume
Dictator movie costume
Dictator movie costume
Dictator movie costume
These costumes help convey the spoof nature of this Dictator with his overabundance of military rank insignia, ribbons and badges.

Military outfit worn by Sacha Baron Cohen as General Admiral Aladeen
General Admiral Aladeen Dictator costume
General Admiral Aladeen Dictator movie costume
General Admiral Aladeen Dictator movie costume
Dictator movie costume medals
Dictator military movie costume
Dictator military movie costume
Dictator military movie costume
Whilst not everyone may like Sacha Baron Cohen's latest character creation, and may even find him offensive, you can't fault that these costume designs are pretty effective at transforming the comedian into a fictitious North African Dictator.
The Dictator movie billboard
Giant Dictator movie billboard
Buy the soundtrack: The Dictator - Music from the Motion Picture [Explicit]

2 comments:

  1. is there anywhere i can purchase this outfit from? im going to a fancy dress party and this would be perfect!

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  2. These costumes will probably go in to the studios archives, but I'm sure you could hunt down a similar military costume and customise it yourself with a sash and medals

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