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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Emmy-nominated RuPaul gowns from RuPaul's Drag Race on display...

To celebrate the start of the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and garner votes for the Emmy-nominated costumes from the reality drag queen competition, LASC men's clothing store in West Hollywood currently has a fabulous display of the Glamazon's show-stopping gowns on display in its windows.

Original RuPaul's Drag Race gowns on display
Emmy-nominated RuPauls Drag Race gowns
Emmy-nominated RuPaul's Drag Race costumes
Emmy-nominated RuPauls Drag Race gowns
RuPauls Drag Race gowns
Emmy-nominated RuPauls Drag Race gowns
RuPauls Drag Race gowns LASC West Hollywood
This year for the first time the iconic drag queen RuPaul is nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for the show's seventh season, whilst Zaldy Goco is nominated for Outstanding Costume Design for RuPaul's gowns.

RuPaul's Drag Race season four TV billboard
RuPauls Drag Race season 4 billboard
Here's a closer look at some of the spectacular gowns that Mamu Ru wears when she judges the contestants on the catwalk towards the finale of each episode.

RuPaul's judging panel looks from RuPaul's Drag Race
Emmy-nominated RuPaul's Drag Race gowns
RuPaul's Drag Race judging gown
RuPauls Drag Race judging gown
RuPauls Drag Race judging gown
RuPauls Drag Race lime green gown
Emmy-nominated RuPauls Drag Race judging gowns
RuPauls Drag Race babydoll judging dress
RuPaul's Drag Race babydoll dress
RuPauls Drag Race babydoll dress
RuPaul's Drag Race sculpted red gown
RuPauls Drag Race sculpted red gown
Emmy-nominated RuPauls Drag Race judging costumes
RuPauls Drag Race purple judging gown
Emmy-nominated RuPaul's Drag Race gowns
This glamorous drag gown window installation along Santa Monica Boulevard was created by ChadMichael Morrisette (of Oh Mannequin) and Mito Aviles, and you can often see their work in the skies of West Hollywood in these head-turning rooftop mannequin displays along Fountain Avenue.

Now start your engines and get ready for the latest season of RuPaul's Drag Race (and keep everything crossed, and tucked, for an Emmy win or two this September).

More RuPaul judging panel outfits from Drag Race
Emmy RuPauls Drag Race gown window display
RuPauls Drag Race judging gown
RuPauls Drag Race gown
RuPauls Drag Race judging costumes
RuPaul Drag Race silver ruffles costume
RuPauls Drag Race TV costumes
UPDATED: Very cleverly they seem to rotate the costumes on display in these windows to keep the installation fresh and show off the variety of RuPaul's outfits. Here's three more Zaldy-designed looks snapped on August 29, 2016, enjoy all the eleganza.

RuPaul's Drag Race season six TV billboard
RuPauls Drag Race season 6 billboard

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