Friday, February 10, 2017

Doctor Strange movie costumes on display...

One of the things I love about Marvel Studios is that they continue to bring new characters to life on the big screen that we've never seen in action before, rather than retelling the same old origin stories of classic superheroes. Last November it was the turn of 'Doctor Strange' to get the cinematic treatment and for audiences to learn more about the magical side of the Marvel Universe, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the world class surgeon turned master of the mystic arts after an accident damages his hands.

Marvel Studios Doctor Strange film costume exhibit
Doctor Strange movie costume exhibit FIDM Museum LA
Doctor Strange Mordo movie costume
Doctor Strange movie costume exhibit
Doctor Strange Kaecilius Blonde Zealot film costumes
Doctor Strange Blonde Zealot film costume back
Doctor Strange movie costumes
Marvel Doctor Strange film costumes
These fantastic costumes from the Marvel movie were photographed on display at FIDM Museum's 25th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition in Downtown L.A. on February 8, 2017.

Alexandra Byrne was Costume Designer of the film directed by Scott Derrickson, and you can also see her superheroic costumes in Avengers: Age of Ultron and these Guardians of the Galaxy moviecostumes to name but a few, plus also in Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

Doctor Strange movie billboard
Doctor Strange movie billboard
Created by Steve Ditko and making his first appearance in Strange Tales #110 in 1963, this movie incarnation sees Benedict Cumberbatch brings 'Stephen Strange' to life, as he goes on a journey from an arrogant, injured expert surgeon, expanding his mind and his metaphysical abilities to become the world's Sorcerer Supreme based in New York City's Greenwich Village.

Doctor Strange costume worn by Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange movie costume
Doctor Strange film costume detail
Doctor Strange cloak costume detail
Doctor Strange Eye of Agamotto
Doctor Strange Eye of Agamotto
Doctor Strange movie costume
Doctor Strange movie costume detail
Doctor Strange movie costume boots
Doctor Strange costume boots
Doctor Strange movie costume
Marvel Doctor Strange film costume
Doctor Strange movie costume
I think they did a great job of translating Doctor Strange's fantastical garb to the big screen, including his sentient Cloak of Levitation and the Eye of Agamotto (revealed to be another Infinity Stone).

Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch can also enjoy these costumes from Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, his Khan costume from Star Trek Into Darkness and his Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy film costume on display.

Ancient One costume worn by Tilda Swinton
in Doctor Strange
Tilda Swinton Ancient One movie costume Doctor Strange
Tilda Swinton Doctor Strange Ancient One costume
Doctor Strange Ancient One costume belt
Doctor Strange Ancient One film costume
Doctor Strange Ancient One costume shoe
Tilda Swinton Doctor Strange Ancient One movie costume
Aside from the whitewashing controversy of making the 'Ancient One' a caucasian woman of Celtic descent and not Tibetan heritage, Tilda Swinton still made for a great mentor for Doctor Strange and all the other sorcerers-in-training in Kamar-Taj and formidable warrior against Kaecilius and his followers.

Fans of the actress can also enjoy her White Witch costume from Narnia's The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe from the 2005 big screen adaptation.

Mordo costume worn by Chiwetel Ejiofor
in Doctor Strange
Chiwetel Ejiofor Doctor Strange Mordo movie costume
Mordo Doctor Strange movie costume detail
Mordo Doctor Strange costume detail
Mordo Doctor Strange costume detail
Doctor Strange Mordo costume boot
Chiwetel Ejiofor Doctor Strange Mordo film costume
Baron Mordo Doctor Strange movie costume
In addition to trying to make Doctor Strange's universe more diverse by making the Ancient One a woman, they also cast black actor Chiwetel Ejiofor as his fellow student of the mystic arts, on-screen ally and comic book sorcerous rival 'Baron Mordo', or simply 'Karl Mordo' in this film.

Kaecilius costume worn by Mads Mikkelsen
in Doctor Strange
Mads Mikkelsen Doctor Strange Kaecilius film costume
Kaecilius Doctor Strange movie costume
Kaecilius Doctor Strange film costume
In the movie Mads Mikkelsen plays 'Kaecilius', a master of the mystic arts who has broken with the Ancient One's teachings and with his cult of zealots wants to summon 'Dormammu' of the Dark Dimension, where time doesn't exists and you can live forever.

Marvel Comics fans can also check out all these Captain America: Civil War movie costumes, these Thor: The Dark World movie costumes and also these Agent Carter TV costumes on display.

Doctor Strange movie billboard
Doctor Strange movie billboard
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: Marvel's Doctor Strange: The Art of the Movie
Watch the movie: Doctor Strange (2016) (Theatrical)

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