Sunday, May 31, 2015

Original movie costumes from Love & Mercy on display...

In the biopic Love & Mercy, Paul Dano and John Cusack give a powerful dual performance as Beach Boys leader, 'Brian Wilson', respectively as his younger self in the 1960's and his older self in the 1980's. In the 60's he struggles with his emerging psychosis when creating his pop masterpiece, whilst in the 80's he is broken and confused under the 24-hour care of the shady therapist, 'Dr. Eugene Landy' (played by Paul Giamatti).

Original Love & Mercy film costumes
Love and Mercy movie costume exhibit
Paul Dano Love and Mercy 60's Brian Wilson costume
Love & Mercy 60's Brian Wilson costume
John Cusack Love and Mercy 1980s Brian Wilson film costume
John Cusack Love Mercy 80's Brian Wilson costume
Original Love and Mercy film costumes
Danny Glicker was Costume Designer and responsible for recreating the period looks in Love & Mercy, and you can also see his Oscar-nominated costumes in the movie biopic Milk.

This costume exhibit for the movie was photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on May 30, 2015 (although I think that the striped 60's shirt should have been tucked into the trousers).

Love & Mercy movie poster
Love and Mercy movie poster

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Original Tomorrowland movie costumes on display...

In Disney's Tomorrowland movie, the world brightest minds and dreamers have created a place filled with technological wonders designed to advance humanity, but something has gone wrong and Britt Robertson's inquisitive 'Casey Newton' and George Clooney's jaded inventor 'Frank Walker' must discover what before the Earth faces destruction.

Tomorrowland movie costume exhibit
at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood
Original Tomorrowland movie costumes prop
Tomorrowland movie costume exhibit
Tomorrowland citizens costume exhibit
Tomorrowland film costumes
Original Tomorrowland movie costumes
Tomorrowland movie citizens costumes
To accompany the movie, the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood had this fantastic selection of original costumes and screen-used film props on display on May 26, 2015, which helped bring the futuristic Tomorrowland to life on the big screen.

Tomorrowland movie poster
Tomorrowland Casey Newton movie poster
Jeffrey Kurland was Costume Designer on the movie directed by Brad Bird and if you like this wardrobe selection, you should also check out this cool Jetpack man costume from Tomorrowland.

Original costume worn by Britt Robertson
as Casey Newton in Tomorrowland
Britt Robertson Tomorrowland Casey Newton costume
Tomorrowland Casey Newton film costume
Tomorrowland Casey Newton NASA cap
Tomorrowland Casey Newton movie costume
Casey Newton Tomorrowland movie costume
Under the Dome's Britt Robertson plays the curious and intelligent 'Casey Newton' in the movie and she's transported to Tomorrowland when she touches a special pin with a 'T' symbol that has been sneaked into her possessions. She wears her engineer dad's old NASA cap as part of her on-screen look.

The object pictured beside her belongs to a device which allows her to view the future when she ventures to Tomorrowland.

Original costume worn by George Clooney
as Frank Walker in Tomorrowland
George Clooney Tomorrowland Frank Walker film costume
Tomorrowland Frank Walker movie costume
Tomorrowland Frank Walker costume
George Clooney Tomorrowland Frank Walker film costume
In the movie George Clooney plays 'Frank Walker', an inventor who discovered Tomorrowland as a boy in 1964 and was subsequently exiled from the wondrous place until Casey comes to find the reclusive genius for his help.

If you're a fan of the actor, be sure to also check out George Clooney's Bat-suit from Batman & Robin and his movie costume from The Descendants on display.

Tomorrowland movie poster
Tomorrowland Athena movie poster

Original costume worn by Raffey Cassidy
as Athena in Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland Athena 1964 costume
Raffey Cassidy Tomorrowland Athena movie costume
Tomorrowland Athena 1964 dress
Athena Tomorrowland World Fair dress
Athena Tomorrowland World Fair movie costume
At the 1964 New York World Fair a young Frank catches the interest of the enigmatic 'Athena' who sees his potential as an inventor and who we later discover has a secret and special talents of her own.

When they meet she is wearing this retro looking dress, which I didn't realise had such a plastic sheen on the big screen. But as you can see it also looks different under different lighting conditions.

Original costume worn by Hugh Laurie
as Governor Nix in Tomorrowland
Hugh Laurie Tomorrowland Governor Nix movie costume
Tomorrowland Governor Nix film costume
Governor Nix Tomorrowland movie costume
Governor Nix Tomorrowland costume
Hugh Laurie Governor Nix Tomorrowland film costume
In New York in the past, Frank also meets Hugh Laurie's 'David Nix', although he doesn't wear this futuristic silvery fashion until they meet again later in a the film when he's now Governor of Tomorrowland.

Young Frank jetpack test costume
worn by Thomas Robinson in Tomorrowland
Young Frank Tomorrowland movie costume
Thomas Robinson Tomorrowland Young Frank costume
Tomorrowland Young Frank jetpack test costume
This is the cobbled together protective costume that Thomas Robinson wears as 'Young Frank' when he tests the jetpack he designed on his father's farm.

Frank's 1964 jetpack and blueprint props from Tomorrowland 
Tomorrowland 1964 jetpack and blueprint movie props
Tomorrowland 1964 jetpack prop
Tomorrowland 1964 jetpack blueprint prop
1964 jetpack Tomorrowland
1964 jetpack Tomorrowland film prop
Plus here's also the actual 1964 jetpack that he designs and wears in the movie, complete with the bag he carries it to the World Fair in.

If you like all these original costumes and loved the film, be sure to stay tuned in the days to come for a closer look at more outfits and screen-used props featured in the science fiction adventure movie on display.

Tomorrowland movie poster
Tomorrowland Young Frank movie poster

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cool treasures going under the hammer at Prop Store's Rick Baker live auction...

This Friday May 29, 2015, our friends at Prop Store will be hosting a live auction featuring the works of the legendary makeup effects artist Rick Baker. Nominated for an outstanding twelve Oscars, he's taken home seven Academy Awards for work on films ranging from 2010's The Wolfman, 2000's How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 1997's Men in Black, 1996's The Nutty Professor, 1994's Ed Wood, 1987's Harry and the Hendersons and 1981's iconic An American Werewolf in London.

Mikey alien costume from Men in Black
Men in Black Mikey alien costume
Now preparing to retire from the film biz, he's auctioning off amazing items from his career-spanning creature collection. Here's a selection of the amazing prop masks, puppets and costumes that caught my eye that are up for grabs.

Included in the auction which takes place at 11am Pacific Standard Time on Friday is this 'Mikey' costume from Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black. This original on-the-run reptilian alien, who was voiced by John Alexander, is expected to sell for $20,000-$30,000.

Hammerhead alien from Men in Black II
Men in Black II Hammerhead alien
Another alien piece I love is this 'Hammerhead' alien from the 2002 sequel which is expected to fetch $6,000-$8,000.

Personally I love that these full-size creature props exist, as I think modern cinema relies too heavily on CGI effects.

Frozen Frosty thug statue from Batman & Robin 
Batman and Robin Frozen Frosty thug statue
Another prop which made me chuckle was this frozen 'Frosty' statue from 1997's Batman & Robin. In the movie sequel from Joel Schumacher, this full-size henchman character, played by Joe Sabatino, was frozen in place by Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Mr. Freeze' villain.

If you like this prop, which could be yours for $2,000-$3,000, be sure to check out more original film costumes and props from Batman & Robin on display here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.

Mechanical Bat Gremlin and Daffy Gremlin puppets from Gremlins 2
Gremlins 2 Mechanical Bat Gremlin puppet
Gremlins 2 Daffy Gremlin puppet
Next up are two fantastic puppets from a comedy horror franchise I love and the 1990 sequel, Gremlins: The New Batch.

This follow-up entry by Joe Dante was much more of a parody than the original and I personally loved when the 'Bat Gremlin' bursts through the window to make the Batman sign (because everyone was still in awe of Tim Burton's 1989 movie and Batman logos were everywhere from t-shirts to fridge magnets).

Being auctioned as different lots, this mechanical bat Gremlin is expected to go for $6,000-$8,000, whilst the 'Daffy' marionette Gremlin puppet will set you back $4,000-$6,000.

Harry and the Hendersons head, hands, feet and muscle suit
Harry and the Hendersons mask costume
In 1987's family comedy Harry and the Hendersons, the infamous 'Bigfoot' befriends a family after they knock him down with their car returning from a vacation. This hairy creature costume won Rick Baker an Academy Award and now you can own a piece of history for as little as $6,000-$8,000.

The Grinch Santa costume worn by Jim Carrey
Original Jim Carrey The Grinch Santa costume
People are forever asking if the costumes and props I feature on this blog are for sale, and sadly I say that I only feature exhibits that I come across on my travels.

One of the most frequent requests, especially around the Holidays, is for The Grinch's Santa suit worn by Jim Carrey, so now yes, you can actually own an original costume from Ron Howard's 2000 Oscar-winning live-action movie. This ensemble is expected to sell for anything from $6,000-$8,000, so maybe it's time to write that letter to Father Christmas now.

In addition to these top picks, the auction will also have an eclectic mix of authentic items from films like 1984's Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, 1988's Gorillas in the Mist, Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller music video and Moonwalker fantasy movie, 1995's Batman Forever, 2003's The Haunted Mansion, Tim Burton's 2001 Planet of the Apes, 2004's Hellboy and more besides.

Be sure to check out the PropStore website for full details of this exciting event and how to own a true collectible from one of your favourite films.