Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio movie costumes from Revolutionary Road...

These mid-1950's inspired costumes were worn by Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet in the Sam Mendes directed film Revolutionary Road

Leonardo DiCaprio's suit and Kate Winslet's dress 
from Revolutionary Road
Movie costumes from Revolutionary Road
Based on a novel by Richard Yates, the movie follows the story of 'Frank' (Leo) and 'April Wheeler' (Kate) living an unhappy conventional life in the suburbs of Connecticut as their marriage disintegrates.

Leonardo DiCaprio's 1950's suit from Revolutionary Road
Leonardo DiCaprio's 1950s suit from Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road movie poster
Revolutionary Road movie poster

Kate Winslet's 1950's dress from Revolutionary Road
Kate Winslet 1950s dress from Revolutionary Road
The costume designs are by Albert Wolsky who was nominated for an Oscar for Revolutionary Road at the 81st Annual Academy Awards, his seventh nomination in total.

Revolutionary Road costumes designed by 
Oscar Nominee Albert Wolsky
Original Revolutionary Road 1950s film costumes
The costumes were on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on December 16, 2008.

Buy the DVD in the USA: Revolutionary Road

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Original costumes from the movie Doubt...

These three costumes were worn in the movie Doubt starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.
Film costumes from Doubt
Original Doubt film costumes
The predominantly black outfits for a priest, schoolboy and nun from 1964, were photographed on display in the ArcLight Hollywood cinema foyer on December 13, 2008.
Doubt costumes designs by Ann Roth
Actual Doubt movie costumes for a priest, schoolboy and nun in 1964
The 2008 movie Doubt is adapted for the screen by John Patrick Shanley, the creator of the original Pulitzer Prize Winning Play.
Doubt movie poster
Doubt movie poster
Ann Roth the costume designer for Doubt also worked with Meryl Streep on Mamma Mia: The Movie.
Original Doubt movie costumes displayed at ArcLight Hollywood
Costumes from the movie Doubt

Original Mickey Rourke costume from The Wrestler...

This original costume worn by Mickey Rourke in his big comeback movie, The Wrestler, was on display at ArcLight Hollywood on December 13, 2008.


Original costume worn by Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler
Mickey Rourke's costume from The Wrestler movie
Arclight Hollywood display for The Wrestler movie
The Wrestler movie poster display at ArcLight Hollywood
Below is Mickey Rourke's actual costume as aging professional wrestler Randy 'The Ram' Robinson.

Mickey Rourke's wrestling outfit on display at ArcLight Hollywood
The Wrestler film costume on displayBuy the DVD in the USA: The Wrestler

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Original Twilight movie costumes worn by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart...

These two Twilight outfits were worn by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the movie adaption of Stephanie Meyer's successful teen vampire romance novels were on display at ArcLight Hollywood in L.A., on November 27, 2008.
Original Twilight movie costumes
Bella and Edward Twilight character costumes
On the left is Robert Pattinson's costume for vampire 'Edward Cullen' and on the right is the outfit worn by Kristen Stewart as the heroine 'Bella Swan'.
'Edward' and 'Bella' character costumes from the movie Twilight
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Twilight movie costumes
Twilight movie poster
Twilight movie poster
Twilight costume display at Arclight Hollywood
Original Twilight movie costumes

Friday, October 24, 2008

Original Angelina Jolie costume from 1920's movie Changeling...

These fantastic costumes from Clint Eastwood's 1920's mystery thriller Changeling, were exhibited at ArcLight Hollywood cinema in L.A. on October 24, 2008.
Changeling costume display at Arclight Hollywood
Angelina Jolie and Jason Butler Harner Changeling movie costumes
Based on a true story, the film tells the tale of a single working mother in Los Angeles in 1928, who returns home to find her nine year old son in missing. When she goes to the corrupt LAPD they try and reunite her months later with a boy that is not her son.
Changeling costumes designed by Deborah Hopper
Original Changeling movie costumes on display
The costume of the left was worn by Jason Butler Harner, who plays Canadian born child abductor and murderer 'Gordon Northcott' in the movie. 
The outfit on the right was worn by Angelina Jolie who convincingly plays the distraught mother, 'Christine Collins', who refuses to give up on her missing son.
Changeling movie poster
Changeling movie poster
Actual costumes worn by actors Jason Butler Harner 
and Angelina Jolie in the film Changeling
1920s movie costumes from Changeling

Costumes and props from Max Payne...

This selection of original movie costumes and props from the 2008 movie Max Payne were on display in the foyer of the Cinerama Dome cinema in L.A. on October 24, 2008.
Actual movie costume worn by Mark Walhberg as Max Payne
Original Mark Wahlberg Max Payne movie costume
George L. Little was Costume Designer on Max Payne and you can also see his costumes in The Hurt Locker.
Max Payne movie poster
Mark Wahlberg Max Payne movie poster
Movie costume worn by Mila Kunis
as female assassin 'Mona Sax' in Max Payne
Max Payne female assassin film costume
Below are a selection of props from the detective movie, based on the popular video console game, including police badges, I.D.'s and other paraphernalia, an illustrated book of Norse Mythology, 'Valkyr Serum' drug vials and weapons.
Original movie props from Max Payne
Original Payne movie propsActual Max Payne movie propsMax Payne film props on display at the Cinerama Dome
Max Payne movie poster
Max Payne movie poster

Monday, September 29, 2008

Original costumes from the Western movie Appaloosa...

These Western movie costumes from the movie Appaloosa were displayed on September 29, 2008 in the ArcLight Hollywood cinema foyer.
Original Appaloosa movie costumes at ArcLight Hollywood
Original appaloosa movie costumes
Appaloosa movie poster
Appaloosa movie poster
Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris and Renee Zellweger star in this movie set in the late 1880's in a New Mexico town.
Western costumes from Appaloosa
Appaloosa Western movie costumes on display

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Original Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes costumes from The Duchess...

In The Duchess, Keira Knightley plays 'Georgiana Spencer' who became 'The Duchess of Devonshire' in Great Britain when she married 'William Cavendish, The 5th Duke of Devonshire' (played by Ralph Fiennes) in 1774.  
Oscar-Winning 18th century movie costumes from The Duchess
The Duchess 18th century period movie costumes
'Georgiana' is spirited aristocrat who lived during a period at the height of fashion, decadence and political change. Did you know that Diana Princess of Wales was a direct descendent of The Duchess, and was born Lady Diana Spencer.
The Duchess movie poster
The Duchess movie poster
These two authentic looking and opulent 18th Century movie costumes inspired by the Georgian period were photographed on display at Arclight Hollywood on September 28, 2008.
The Duchess Oscar-Winning movie costumes on 
display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema
The Duchess original movie costume display at ArcLIght Hollywood
In what became a loveless marriage The Duchess fell in love with 'Charles Grey', future Prime Minister, played by Dominic Cooper (who played 'Sky' in Mamma Mia: The Movie).
The actual costumes worn by Ralph Fiennes 
and Keira Knightley in The Duchess
The Duchess original film costumes worn by Ralph Fiennes and Keira Knightley
The two costumes on display were designed by Michael O'Connor, for which he won his first Oscar for Best Costume Design at the 81st Annual Academy Awards
On the left is the outfit worn by Ralph Fiennes when the Duke discusses the marriage contract with 'Lady Spencer'.
Men's clothing was worn very fitted at the time and the green velvet tailcoat and matching breeches are paired with a steely grey silk waistcoat.
On the right is 'Georgiana's' beautiful Wedding Dress of cream silk, with sack back and diamond decorated stomacher.
The Duchess movie poster
The Duchess film poster
Visit the official website for The Duchess for even more fabulous costumes and even get to see them in 3D.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Batman and The Joker movie costumes from The Dark Knight...

These original film costumes and masks from the phenomenally successful sequel to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, were photographed at ArcLight Hollywood on July 22, 2008.
Original Batman suit from The Dark Knight worn by Christian Bale
Batman Suit from The Dark Knight movie
Batman suit movie costume from The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight movie billboard in New York City
The Dark Knight movie billboard in New York
Original Joker costume worn by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger's Joker costume form The Dark Knight movieHeath Ledger's Joker costume in The Dark Knight movie
The Dark Knight Joker movie billboard 
along Santa Monica Boulevard in L.A.
The Dark Knight Joker movie billboard
These clown masks below worn by The Joker's henchmen, who rob the bank with him at the beginning of the movie, were also part of the exhibit of Dark Knight costumes in the cinema foyer.
Clown henchmen masks on display
The Dark Knight costumes - Clown gang masks
The Dark Knight movie Joker's henchmen clown masks
For more great superhero costumes click on the Comic Book label.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Incredible Hulk life-size replica exhibit...

This Incredible Hulk statue was on display in the foyer at ArcLight Hollywood cinema in L.A. on May 3, 2008 to help publicise Marvel Comics second big screen outing for their Jade Giant.

Life-size Incredible Hulk movie replicaThe Incredible Hulk life-like statue at ArcLight Hollywood
Around 200 or so life-size Hulk replicas, standing over eight feet tall and six feet wide, could be found across theatres in the USA for the movie debut of Iron Man and during the release period for The Incredible Hulk movie, starring Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.

The Incredible Hulk movie wall mural in New York City
The Incredible Hulk movie wall mural in New York

Life-size Incredible Hulk movie statue
on display at ArcLight Hollywood
The Incredible Hulk movie replica in ArcLight Hollywood cinema foyer

The Incredible Hulk movie billboard
along Sunset Boulevard in L.A.
The Incredible Hulk movie billboard on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles
Just as a quality comparison, here's a Hulk statue outside the Marvel Comics store at Universal Studios Hollywood, which is much more cartoony and less realistic (but still fun to have your picture taken with).
Hulk statue at Universal Studios Hollywood
Be sure to search the Comic Book 'label' for more great superhero themed costumes, props and movie memorabilia.