Friday, August 26, 2016

Emmy-nominated American Horror Story: Hotel TV costumes on display...

In the fifth season of American Horror Story, after the gruesome happenings at murder houses, insane asylums, witches covens and circus freakshows, the action took place in the mysterious and enigmatic Hotel Cortez setting in Downtown L.A. The horror anthology series also welcomed Lady Gaga to its ranks as 'Elizabeth Johnson aka The Countess', a resident of the hotel and a vampire over 100 years old.

Lady Gaga's Countess gown and more original costumes
from American Horror Story: Hotel
Lady Gaga American Horror Story Hotel Countess gown
American Horror Story Hotel costumes
American Horror Story Hotel Countess gown
American Horror Story Hotel Countess costume
Countess gown American Horror Story Hotel
Countess costume detail American Horror Story Hotel
Countess glove detail AHS Hotel
American Horror Story: Hotel Countess glove
American Horror Story Hotel Lady Gaga Countess gown
AHS Hotel Lady Gaga Countess gown
Countess costume American Horror Story Hotel
These collection of character costumes from the FX television series were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on August 9, 2016.

American Horror Story: Hotel TV billboard
American Horror Story Hotel billboard
These AHS: Hotel costumes are nominated for an Emmy for Costume Designer Lou Eyrich, Assistant Costume Designer Helen Huang and Costume Supervisor Marisa Aboitiz.

Costume worn by Lady Gaga as The Countess
in American Horror Story: Hotel
American Horror Story Hotel Countess green dress
American Horror Story Hotel TV costumes
American Horror Story Hotel Countess costume
Pop star Lady Gaga is no stranger to wearing outlandish outfits, so these glamorous gowns worn by the bloodthirsty Countess must have been a refreshing change.

Sally McKenna costume worn by Sarah Paulson
in American Horror Story: Hotel
American Horror Story Hotel Countess Sally McKenna costumes
Sally McKenna costume American Horror Story Hotel
Sally McKenna costume AHS Hotel
In addition to bloodsuckers, the hotel is also frequented by demons and ghosts, including the heroin junkie 'Sally McKenna' played by AHS regular Sarah Poulson.

Liz Taylor costume worn by Denis O'Hare
in American Horror Story: Hotel
Denis O'Hare AHS Hotel Liz Taylor costume
Liz Taylor costume American Horror Story Hotel
Liz Taylor slippers American Horror Story Hotel
Liz Taylor costume American Horror Story Hotel
Another resident of the hotel is the eccentric transgender bartender of the Blue Parrot Lounge, 'Liz Taylor', played by Denis O'Hare, given his makeover and name by the Countess.

Donovan costume worn by Matt Bomer in American Horror Story: Hotel
American Horror Story Hotel Donovan Liz Taylor costumes
Matt Bomer American Horror Story Hotel Donovan costume
Finally the handsome Matt Bomer played 'Donovan', a former drug addict infected with the vampire virus and and twenty year long lover of the Countess.

If you're a fan of the sinister genre, be sure to check out more creepy horror costumes and props here on this blog.

American Horror Story: Hotel TV billboard
American Horror Story Hotel billboard
Buy the series: American Horror Story: Hotel

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