Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Halloween costume inspiration: Heroes...

With only two more months to go until Halloween, it's never too early to start preparing your costume, whether it be researching ideas or actually making your own fantastic outfit.

Here are just a few ideas from the world of fantasy and comic book superhero movies to inspire you this year.

Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Madame Tussauds waxwork
All you need are some fake claws, facial hair, white vest and jeans to rock Hugh Jackman's Wolverine look, like this Madame Tussauds waxwork of the Canadian mutant. Maybe impressive muscles would be advantageous too.

Iron Man
Iron man suit costume
Continuing the Marvel Comics theme, let the Iron Man suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the first movie inspire you, or go for the latest high-tech look from the sequel.
Iron Man 2 suit

The Incredible Hulk
Incredible Hulk statue
If you want a simple costume, what about some ripped jeans and some green body paint to make you look like the rampaging Hulk? You could even paint your six-pack on.

Batman Dark Knight costume
If you're a DC Comics fan, maybe you'll be inspired by Batman's costume from The Dark Knight.

Silk Spectre II
Silk Soectre II Watchmen costume
And if you're a Watchmen fan, there's lots of amazing looks to choose from, including this super-sexy Silk Spectre II outfit.

Nite Owl II
Nite Owl II Watchmen costume

The Comedian
The Comedian Watchmen costume

Ozymandius Watmen costume

Rorschach Watchmen costume
Fan-favourite Rorschach is probably one of the easiest Watchmen looks to achieve with his trench-coat, scarf, hat and even mask, easy to replicate.

Aang The Last Airbender
Aang The last Airbender costume
From comic book heroes to magical martial arts heroes, you may be inspired to go as the robed Aang from The Last Airbender.

Dastan Prince of Persia
Price of Persia Dastan costume
Another hero, this time making the leap from videogames to the big screen was Jake Gyllenhaal as Dastan, The Prince of Persia. You'll also find costume ideas for Gemma Arterton's Princess Tamina.

Prince Caspian
Prince Caspian Narnia costume
Or be inspired by another armoured Prince, from The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian.
Russell Crowe Roman Gladiator costume
Can you get any more heroic than Russell Crowe as Roman Gladiator 'Maximus Decimus Meridius'.

The Mad Hatter
Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter costume
I think Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter will be a popular choice this Halloween, or if you're looking for a heroine's outfit, what about the titular Alice in Wonderland.

Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland movie dress
If you're looking for more of an action-hero outfit, what about super-silent ninja Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe?

Snake Eyes
GI Joe Snake Eyes film costume
Here are two options, either his signature black outfit or go all white in his Arctic look. Be sure to check out the other G.I. Joe costumes here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.
Arctic Snake Eyes GI Joe costume
Finally here are a selection of costumes, store-bought and homemade from West Hollywood's Annual Halloween Carnaval.

West Hollywood's Halloween superheroes 2008
Superhero Halloween costumes 2008
Halloween Superhero costumes 08
In 2008 I was Spider-man and was joined by the likes of Batman, Flash, Captain America, Supergirl, Wolverine and Batgirl.

West Hollywood's Halloween superheroes 2009
WEHO Halloween Carnaval heroes 09
Last year my partner and I were the Dynamic Duo, Batman and Robin (I was the Boy Wonder). We bought the padded muscle versions and accessorised with gloves, belts and glow-sticks.
Halloween Justice League heroes 09WEHO Halloween Heroes 2009
Amongst our fellow assemblage of heroes were Thor, The Thing, Psylocke, Silver Surfer, Iron Fist, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Rorschach, Catwoman and lots and lots of Batmen and Robins (in all the different versions of the costumes).
Halloween Rorschach and Joker costumes
WEHO Halloween Batmen and Robins 09
I wonder what everyone will be wearing this year.

Come back soon for more Halloween costume ideas, including 'Villains and Monsters' and 'Cowboys and Aliens'.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Betty White and Kristen Bell costumes from You Again...

Is it me, or is Betty White having the time of her life at the moment. She stars in the forthcoming comedy, You Again, alongside Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver and Jamie Lee Curtis, and these are some of the costumes worn by the stars of the movie on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema.

You Again movie costume display
You Again movie costume exhibit
You Again movie outfits
You Again movie costume display
These original costumes, designed by Genevieve Tyrell, were photographed in the cinema's foyer on August 16, 2010.

You Again movie poster
You Again movie poster
In the movie Kristen Bell (Marni) discovers her brother is planning to marry the girl that bullied her in High School and made her life hell, when she was the spotty, nerdy Gators team mascot.

Gators Mascot costume worn by Kristen Bell in You Again
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In a twist of fate her mother, played by Jamie Lee Curtis (Gail), discovers that her childhood rival is the intended bride's 'Aunt Ramona' (Sigourney Weaver).

The two women wear the same colour dress to the wedding celebrations, prompting 'Aunt Romana' to threaten to call US Weekly to find out 'Who wore it best?"

Actual outfits featured in You Again
You Again movie costumes
Original You Again movie costumes
The costume exhibit didn't specify if the dress on the left was worn by Jamie lee Curtis or Sigourney Weaver, but the outfit displayed beside it is definitely worn by Betty White as 'Grandma Bunny' in the movie.

Outfit worn by Betty White in You Again
Betty White You Again movie costume
If you like a funny movies, be sure to check out all the other costumes and props from comedies here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hop film set at Runyon Canyon in L.A...

Besides all the original movie vehicles, outfits and props I like to feature here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props, I always try and keep my eyes open in case I spy any 'on location' filming happening around Hollywood.

Location set for the movie Hop
Behind the scenes Hop movie set
Hop film behind the scenes set build
Here are just a few behind-the-scenes photos from the forthcoming comedy Hop, which has a plot about someone having to replace the Easter Bunny after they accidentally knock it down.

This movie set was built near the top of Runyon Canyon in L.A. (near the Mulholland Drive entrance).

Filming notice at Runyon Canyon for the movie Hop
Hop movie filming notice
The set piece appears to be part of the Hollywood Sign, maybe the massive 'D', so I can only assume that they'll add the rest of the infamous sign digitally in post production. But I may be totally wrong and we'll need to wait until the film in released next year to know how it is used in the finished movie.

The iconic Hollywood Sign
Hollywood Sign
These on location photos were taken on May 31, 2010 and the movie is due out in cinemas in April 2011.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Step Up 3D movie costumes on display...

If you're a fan of the Step Up dance movies, you'll love these original costumes from the third installment in the franchise, Step Up 3D.
Step Up 3D movie costume exhibit
at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema
Step Up 3D film costume exhibit
Step Up 3D movie costumes
These actual outfits worn in the movie were on display at ArcLight Sherman Oaks cinema on July 30, 2010 and were designed by costume and styling duo Kurt and Bart.
Step Up 3D movie poster
Step Up 3D film poster
The following outfits belong to the group of New York City street dancers and residents featured in the movie, including these costumes worn by NYU freshman 'Moose' (played by Adam G. Sevani) and his friend 'Camille' (played by Alyson Stoner).
Moose and Camille outfits from Step Up 3D
Moose and Camille Step Up 3D movie costumesStep Up 3D Moose and Camille costumes
The next costumes, which can be seen in the promo poster for the movie, were worn by Rick Malambri as hunky 'Luke' and the beautiful Sharni Vinson as his love interest 'Natalie'.
Luke and Natalie outfits from Step Up 3D
Luke and Natalie Step Up 3D film costumesStep Up 3D Luke and Natalie costumes
Step Up 3D movie billboard
Step Up 3D movie billboard
Step Up 3D movie costumes on display
Step Up 3D movie costume display