Monday, October 29, 2012

Original Jim Broadbent costume and props from The Borrowers on display...

In 1997's The Borrowers, Jim Broadbent starred as the father of a secret family of four-inch people who lived in the walls and floors of a house under the threat of destruction by an evil real estate developer.

Costume worn by Jim Broadbent as Pod Clock in The Borrowers
Jim Broadbent Pod Clock movie costume Borrowers
Jim Broadbent Borrowers movie costume
Borrowers Pod Clock movie costume
This 'Pod Clock' costume from the movie adaptation of Mary Norton's famous novels was designed by Marie France and was photographed on display at the London Film Museum on May 15, 2012 (although I think the belt is undone at the front of the outfit).
The Borrowers movie poster
Borrowers movie poster
In addition to the costume they also had a large selection of oversized props, like this Toby Jug, from the film on display used to creative the giant-sized world of The Borrowers.

Original oversized movie props from The Borrowers
oversized movie props The Borrowers
If you like these, be sure to check out more actual props featured in The Borrowers from my previous visit to the London Film Museum.

Buy the movie: The Borrowers
Watch the movie now: The Borrowers

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Original Gangs of New York gown on display...

If you like historical and period dramas, then you'll love this dress worn in Martin Scorsese's 2002 Gangs of New York movie, which set in 1863 in the Five Points district of New York City.

Original dress worn in Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York movie gown
Gangs of New York gown
Gangs of New York dress
Gangs of New York movie gown
Gangs of New York movie dress
The gown designed by Sandy Powell was photographed on display at the London Film Museum on May 15, 2012, although the signage didn't indicate whether it was an actual costume worn by Cameron Diaz as 'Jenny Everdeane'.

You can also check out the Oscar-winning Costume Designer's work in Hugo and these costumes from The Tempest.

Gangs of New York movie poster
Gangs of New York movie poster
If you're a fan of this period style, be sure to also check out Keira Knightley's gown from Pirates of the Caribbean and Cate Blanchett's royal dress from Elizabeth: The Golden Age on display.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cruella de Vil costumes and set from 101 and 102 Dalmatians...

Here's more evil inspiration for this Halloween courtesy of these fabulous Anthony Powell costume creations for Disney's live-action 101 and 102 Dalmatians movies, which starred Glenn Close as the iconic 'Cruella de Vil'.

Original Cruella de Vil costumes worn by Glenn Close on display
101 Dalmatians Cruella deVil movie costumes
101 Dalmatians Cruella de Vil fur coat
Cruella de Vil movie costumes
The red and black lambs wool and mink fur coat is from 1996's 101 Dalmatians and the 'Dragon dress' and muff are from the 2000 sequel. If you like the costume on the right, you can see more close-up detail of the ornate Dragon dress from 102 Dalmatians here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.

101 Dalmatians movie poster
101 Dalmatians movie poster
Another extravagant outfit on display at the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at The Reagan Library on July 17, 2012, was this cool zebra print Cossack costume. This look worn by the classic fur-loving Disney villain, was exhibited within the House of De Vil room set also featured in the first movie.

Cruella de Vil Cossack costume and 
House of De Vil set from 101 Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians Cruella deVil costume set
101 Dalmatians Cruella de Vil Cossack costumes
If you like these, be sure to check out the magnificent Cruella de Vil flame dress from 102 Dalmatians which was also part of the exhibit.

Buy the fancy dress costume wig: Rubie's Costume Co Ms. Spot Wig, White, One Size

Friday, October 19, 2012

Elizabeth Swann costume worn by Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean on display...

In Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Keira Knightley proved her character 'Elizabeth Swann' was more than merely a damsel in distress in need of saving time and time again. Here's one of her original costumes from the first installment in the franchise from 2003, The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Elizabeth Swann gown worn by Keira Knightley 
in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Elizabeth Swann Pirates Caribbean Curse Black Pearl dress
Elizabeth Swann Pirates Caribbean Black Pearl dress
Keira Knightley Elizabeth Swann Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl costume
This dress worn by Governor Swann's daughter was designed by Penny Rose and was photographed alongside costumes and props from other installments in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies at the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit on July 17, 2012.

Pirates of the Caribbean movie poster
Pirates Caribbean movie poster
Beside the gown, they also had Johnny Depp's 'Captain Jack Sparrow' costume from the first movie, the Pelegostos Bone Throne from the 2006 sequel and also Orlando Bloom's Will Turner costume from At World's End.

Original movie costumes and props from 
the Pirates of the Caribbean movies on display
Elizabeth Swann Jack Sparrow Pirates Caribbean costumes
If you like this period outfit and are a fan of the British actress, be sure to also check out Keira Knightley's Chinese armour costume from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and her wedding gown from The Duchess on display.

Buy the movies: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [Blu-ray]
Pirates of the Caribbean Four-Movie Collection (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Orlando Bloom's Will Turner costume from Pirates of the Caribbean At World's End...

If you're looking for a swashbuckling pirate costume to wear this Halloween, then look no further than Orlando Bloom's heroic 'Will Turner' costume from 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End on display.

Will Turner costume worn by Orlando Bloom 
in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Orlando Bloom Will Turner costume Pirates Caribbean At Worlds End
Orlando Bloom Will Turner Pirates Caribbean costume
Will Turner costume Pirates Caribbean Worlds End
Orlando Bloom Pirates of the Caribbean 3 costume
This cool looking costume from the third installment in Disney's popular theme park ride turned movie franchise was designed by Penny Rose and on this occasion was photographed on display at the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit at The Reagan Library in Simi Valley on July 17, 2012.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End movie poster
Orlando Bloom Pirates Caribbean At World's End poster
If you're a fan of the movie, be sure to check out these other original costumes from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End from Disney's D23 Expo, and stick around in the days to come for more detailed photos of the film costumes, models and props from this exhibit.

Original Pirates of the Caribbean costumes and props on display
Original Pirates Caribbean At Worlds End movie costumes
Buy the movie: Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Original 1982 Tron movie costumes on display...

I may have been fortunate enough to see these classic Tron costumes from Disney's 1982 sci-fi cult favourite at the D23 Expo in Anaheim last year, but it was still a thrill to see them up close again under different lighting conditions at the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibition on July 17, 2012.

Actual Tron movie costumes on display
1982 Tron movie costume exhibit
1982 Tron movie costume display
Eloisse Jensson and Rosanna Norton were nominated for an Oscar for these now iconic looking costume designs.
Tron movie poster
Tron 1982 poster
First up is Jeff Bridges costume we wears as 'Kevin Flynn', a User who gets digitized into a world of programs who look like humans.

Kevin Flynn costume worn by Jeff Bridges in Tron
Kevin Flynn Tron costume
Original 1982 Tron costumes
If you like his outfit from the original movie, be sure to also check out Jeff Bridges costume from Tron: Legacy, the 2010 sequel.

Next, the mannequin holding the Identity Disc is the outfit worn by the Program 'Ram' played by Dan Shor.

Ram costume worn by Dan Shor in Tron
Ram costume 1982 Tron
Tron Ram movie costume
Ram movie costume 1982 Tron
Ram costume Identity Disc Tron
And then there's the costume for our titular hero, 'Tron', played by Bruce Boxleitner.

These skin-tight outfits look so simplistic now, but at the time with the cutting-edge special effects in the early 80's they looked so futuristic and super sci-fi when I was a kid.
Tron costume worn by Bruce Boxleitner
Bruce Boxleitner Tron movie costume
Original Tron 1982 movie costume
Original Tron 1982 movie costumes
Standing beside Tron is the costume worn by the female Program and his love interest 'Yuri' played by Cindy Morgan in the film.

Yuri costume worn by Cindy Morgan in Tron
Cindy Morgan Yuri Tron movie costume
Tron Yuri movie costume
Yuri Tron movie costume
If you did want to replicate this look, you'd have to keep in mind that this Yuri costume is missing a belt.

If you like these original outfits, be sure to check out the sexy Tron: Legacy Light-suits from the sequel that updated these classic costumes for a new generation.
Tron movie poster
Tron 1982 movie poster
Buy the movie: Tron: The Original Classic (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Tron: The Original Classic (Two-Disc Special Edition)

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