The other day when I was showcasing the women's movie costumes I'd seen exhibited in the past year to help provide some Halloween inspiration, I couldn't help but take a further look back through my archives to highlight some of the favourite movie costumes I've had the good fortune to see up close in the past five years. Here are ten outfits that have really stuck in my mind from my travels to cinemas and costume and prop exhibitions.
If you like this fabulous garment, be sure to take a look at some of the other elaborate Cruella de Vil costume designs from 101 and 102 Dalmatians.
I loved not only how this costume was exhibited without a display case at ArcLight Hollywood cinema and how Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson was able to modernise Dave Gibbon's comic book design for 'Silk Spectre II' (her mother used the superhero name before her) and still stay true to the original 80's aesthetic.
If you like this cool outfit, be sure to check out the rest of the Watchmen movie costumes on display in 2009.
I think she did a fantastic kick-ass job and this super-sexy, black skin-hugging catsuit with its killer heels, designed by Lindy Hemming, certainly helped.
This light-weight White Knight armour worn by Mia Wasikowska as the titular 'Alice' is one of my personal favourites from the 2010 Disney movie, as it's equally feminine, heroic and stylish.
If you like the heroine's armour, be sure to take a look at these cool dresses from Alice in Wonderland too.
Be sure to take a closer look at Michael Wilkinson's 'Babydoll', 'Sweet Pea', 'Rocket', 'Amber' and 'Blondie' costume designs from Sucker Punch, plus lots of original props from the film, here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.
The Disney musical comedy poked fun at its fairytale heritage, right down to this fabulously dramatic costume design by Mona May, based on classic villainous Disney sorceresses like 'Maleficent' and the evil queen from Snow White.
Take a closer look at this gown, plus costumes worn by Amy Adams in Enchanted and many more original outfits too.
In addition to Isis Mussenden's fierce chainmail and animal skin outfit, they also had the evil witch's battle chariot on display.
I photographed this sexy white costume on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks and I believe it was worn in the movie sequel by Beau Garrett as 'Gem', one of the Sirens that welcomes Sam Flynn to the virtual computer world of Tron.
Be sure to take a moment to check out some of Colleen Atwood's other costume designs from Nine, worn by Kate Hudson on the big screen.
If there's nothing here that catches your eye as it did mine, be sure to check out these 10 women's Halloween costume ideas from the movies and TV to see if they can provide you with some inspiration for your look this year.
Stay tuned in the days to come for even more costume ideas from the movies for men.