Friday, June 26, 2015

Costumes and props from Doctor Who's Mummy on the Orient Express...

In the Doctor Who season eight episode, 'Mummy on the Orient Express', as the title suggests the time-travelling 'Doctor' and his companion 'Clare Oswald' face a supernatural mummy creature killing guests on a train in space modeled after the infamous luxury passenger train. Here's a collection of original costumes and props from the episode on display at the Doctor Who Experience exhibition at Cardiff Bay in Wales on April 20, 2015.

Original costumes and props from Doctor Who's
Mummy on the Orient Express episode
Doctor Who Mummy on the Orient Express costumes props
Doctor Who Mummy on the Orient Express
Mummy on the Orient Express Doctor Who
Doctor Who Mummy Orient Express period costumes
Mummy on the Orient Express costumes and props Doctor Who
Doctor Who Mummy on Orient Express costumes props
Included in the exhibit are costumes worn by British pop star, Foxes, as the singer on the train carriage (the golden dress on the left), plus the outfit worn by Daisy Beaumont as 'Maisie', an integral passenger on the train. Plus the cool alien-looking sarcophagus and the mummy creature from the episode were on show to see up close.

Clara Oswald flapper dress worn by Jenna Coleman in
Doctor Who's Mummy on the Orient Express
Clara Oswald costume sarcophagus Doctor Who Mummy on the Orient Express
Clara Oswald flapper dress Doctor Who Mummy on the Orient Express
Clara Oswald flapper dress Doctor Who Mummy on the Orient Express
Clara Oswald dress sarcophagus Doctor Who Mummy on the Orient Express
Also on display was Jenna Coleman's intricate flapper dress from the episode (Howard Burden is Series Costume Designer), which was supposed to be Clara's final journey with the Twelfth Doctor and a treat after their last adventure had ended on a sour note.

If you're a fellow Whovian, be sure to also check out all the other fab original Doctor Who costumes and props on display at this ever-changing exhibit near the studios where the 50-year-old sci-fi show is filmed.

Doctor Who Mummy on the Orient Express TV poster 
Doctor Who Mummy Orient Express retro poster
Buy the entire season: Doctor Who: Season 8 [Blu-ray]

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Paul Rudd's Ant-Man movie costume on display...

Marvel's most unlikely hero, 'Ant-Man', bursts on to the big screen this Summer and like all good origin stories, the tale of how this superhero movie was made was also fraught with its fair share of intrigue, trouble and strife. After being developed since 2006 by co-writer and director Edgar Wright, Peyton Reed was brought on board to replace the director in 2014. Fortunately Paul Rudd stuck around to play the size-changing, reformed criminal 'Scott Lang', whilst Michael Douglas was cast as the comic book's original Ant-Man, 'Dr. Hank Pym'.

Original Ant-Man costume worn by Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd Ant-Man movie costume
Ant-Man movie costume exhibit
Marvel AntMan movie costume
AntMan movie costume display
Paul Rudd's original Ant-Man costume was photographed on display in the foyer of the ArcLight Hollywood cinema on June 21, 2015.

Sammy Sheldon was Costume Designer on the movie, and is also known for her fantastic work on V for Vendetta, X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass, Hellboy 2 and The Imitation Game.

Ant-Man movie poster
AntMan movie poster
In this Marvel Studios adaptation of the original Avenger, Scott Lang is recruited by Hank Pym and given super-suit which allows him to shrink in size, increase his strength and control an army of ants to help pull off the ultimate heist to protect mankind.

Marvel's Ant-Man movie suit in more detail
Marvel Ant-Man movie costume
Paul Rudd Ant-Man movie costume
AntMan film costume
Paul Rudd AntMan costume
Ant-Man movie costume detail
Ant-Man movie costume helmet
AntMan film costume helmet
Ant-man movie costume helmet
Ant-man movie costume helmet
AntMan movie helmet detail
AntMan movie costume detail
Ant-Man movie costume detail
Original AntMan movie costume
Ant-Man film costume
Original Ant-Man movie costume
AntMan movie costume detail
AntMan movie costume glove detail
AntMan movie costume glove detail
Ant-Man movie costume detail
AntMan movie costume boots
Ant-Man movie suit
Original Paul Rudd Ant-Man movie costume
At first glance Ant-Man may not seem as mighty as the other Avengers, but I'm sure this hero from Phase Two of Marvel's Cinematic Universe will be a new favourite at conventions and Halloween in the future. Enjoy the photos, I hope the details help all the costumers, cosplayers and comic book fans out there.

If you're a Marvel fan, be sure to also check out all these Avengers: Age of Ultron costumes, Guardians of the Galaxy movie costumes, Thor: The Dark World costumes and props, Iron Man 3 armours and even costumes from The Amazing Spider-man 2.

I'm fortunate enough to be going the Hollywood premiere next Monday, so can't wait to see this suit (and a super-toned Paul Rudd) in action in what looks like a pretty funny, action-packed film.

Ant-Man movie poster wall at ArcLight Hollywood
AntMan movie poster wall
Learn more about Ant-Man with these trade paperbacks: Ant-Man: Scott Lang
Marvel's Ant-Man Prelude (Marvel Ant-Man)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fortune Teller Booth prop from Warehouse 13 on display...

When I first glimpsed this Fortune Teller Booth from Syfy's Warehouse 13 on display at Universal Studio Hollywood's archive exhibit, I immediately thought of the 'Zoltar' booth from Tom Hanks 1998 movie Big. Alas this is not that booth, but this 'Sallah - The Soothsaying Sultan' fortune-telling arcade machine certainly evokes that magical movie prop and was featured in the season three Warehouse 13 episode, 'Insatiable'.

Original Fortune Teller Booth prop from Warehouse 13
Warehouse 13 Sallah Fortune Teller Booth prop
Sallah Soothsaying Sultan Fortune Teller Booth Warehouse 13
Fortune Teller Booth ticket props Warehouse 13
Warehouse 13 Fortune Teller Booth
Warehouse 13 Sallah Fortune Teller Booth
Warehouse 13 Sallah Fortune Teller Booth prop
If you like this fun prop and you're a fan of the television series which ran for five seasons from 2009 to 2014, be sure to check out all these other original Warehouse 13 costumes and props on display.

Plus be sure to take a look at the cool costumes and props on display on my most recent visit to the NBC Universal Experience museum attraction at the theme park.

Warehouse 13 TV poster
Warehouse 13 TV poster
Buy the series: Warehouse 13: The Complete Series

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