Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II costume on display...

I've seen my fair share of movie costumes on display these past few years living in L.A., but these authentic film costumes from Ridley Scott's new Biblical epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, certainly outshine the majority of them, mainly due to the regal golden ensemble worn by Joel Edgerton as the Egyptian Pharaoh 'Ramesses the Great'.

Original movie costumes from Exodus: Gods and Kings on display
Exodus Gods and Kings movie costumes
Exodus Gods and Kings film costumes
Joel Edgerton Ramesses Exodus Gods and Kings costume
Exodus Gods and Kings costumes
Screen-used Exodus Gods and Kings costumes
Exodus Gods and Kings movie costume exhibit
These impressive movie costumes were designed by the Oscar-winning Janty Yates, who coincidentally won her Academy Award for another of Ridley Scott's films, so be sure to check out more of her costumes in Gladiator from 2000.

Exodus: Gods and Kings movie poster
Exodus Gods and Kings movie poster
This Exodus: Gods and Kings movie wardrobe exhibit was photographed within the ArcLight Hollywood cinema foyer on November 18, 2014, and up close you can really see the quality of the costumes.

I've seen many costumes in person which ultimately look far superior on the big screen, but these detailed pieces look the part on closer inspection and are truly spectacular. The daytime and evening photos also show you how differently they look under varying lighting conditions.

Ramesses II battle armour worn by Joel Edgerton 
in Exodus: Gods and Kings
Ramesses II Exodus Gods and Kings golden armour
Ramesses II Exodus Gods and Kings golden armour
Original Exodus Gods and Kings Ramesses II costume
Ramesses II Exodus Gods and Kings costume
Ramesses II Exodus: Gods and Kings costume side detail
Ramesses II Exodus movie costume detail
Exodus Gods and Kings Ramesses II armour bracelet
Exodus Gods and Kings Ramesses II armour bracelet
Ramesses Exodus Gods and Kings armour cobra detail
Exodus: Gods and Kings is a Hollywood interpretation of the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt by 'Moses' as told in the Old Testament Book of Exodus.

The film adaptation tells the tale of the defiant leader Moses (played by Christian Bale), who rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh 'Ramses' (his name can be spelt several ways) and leads 600,000 slaves on an epic escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues, and who miraculously parts the Red Sea to achieve their freedom.
Exodus Gods and Kings Ramesses armour costume detail
Ramesses Exodus Gods and Kings costume detail
Exodus Gods and Kings Ramesses greave shin armour
Exodus Gods and Kings Ramesses II greave leg armour
Exodus Gods and Kings Ramesses II costume detail
Ramesses II Exodus Gods and Kings movie costume
Ramesses golden armour Exodus Gods and Kings
I make no apologies for the sheer quantity of images here (believe me there are many more), but it's been a while since I've been so dazzled by a costume design. Hopefully there's more than enough detail shots for anyone wishing to recreate this costume for cosplay, or future Halloween purposes.

Ramesses II crown and headdress detail from Exodus: Gods and Kings
Ramesses Exodus Gods and Kings headdress
Ramesses II headdress Exodus Gods and Kings
Ramesses II crown headdress Exodus Gods and Kings
Ramesses II Egyptian crown Exodus: Gods and Kings
Exodus Gods and Kings Ramesses II crown headdress
Exodus Gods and Kings Ramesses crown
Exodus Gods and Kings Ramesses headdress
I'm no expert on ancient Egyptian mythology, but this crown and headdress worn by Joel Edgerton as Ramesses II seems to pay homage to the goddess 'Nekhbet', with the spread wings of the vulture and the rearing Egyptian cobra design.

If you're a fan of Biblical epics, be sure to also check out these original Noah movie costumes on display from earlier this year.

Plus, stay tuned in the coming days for a closer look at the movie costume worn by Christian Bale as Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings.

Exodus: Gods and Kings movie poster
Exodus Gods and Kings poster
Buy the movie soundtrack: Exodus: Gods and Kings (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

1 comment:

  1. "I'm no expert on ancient Egyptian mythology, but this crown and headdress worn by Joel Edgerton as Ramesses II seems to pay homage to the goddess 'Nekhbet', with the spread wings of the vulture and the rearing Egyptian cobra design."
    Yes I believe the vulture crown is normally delegated to the head woman of Egypt... the first wife (queen) and is one of the oldest crowns the head female of the royal family is known to wear. Also worn occasionlly with Hathor's horns and large sun disk. It's a woman's crown LOL. Still a stunning costume though!

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