Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Marvel's Agent Carter TV costumes on display...

Spinning out of Marvel's big screen Captain America movies, Hayley Atwell starred in the 2013 Marvel's one-shot short film as 'Agent Peggy Carter' of the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) in the 1940s, the organisation that would one day become S.H.I.E.L.D. Picked up for a first season of eight episodes in 2015 set in 1946 New York City, Agent Carter returned for a sophomore season of ten episodes at the beginning of 2016 which was set in 1947 Los Angeles.

Original Agent Carter season two costumes
Marvel Agent Carter season 2 costumes
Marvel Agent Carter costume exhibit
Agent Carter TV costumes
These mid-1940s America style costumes worn in the show's sophomore season, from Costume Designer Giovanna Ottobre-Melton and Costume Supervisor Phillis Gilliam, were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on August 9, 2016.

Marvel's Agent Carter series launch TV billboard
Marvel Agent Carter season 1 billboard
In the second season SSR Agent Peggy Carter ventured to L.A. on a mission and swapped her New York workplace attire for a more Hollywood look.

Costumes worn by Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter
Agent Peggy Carter TV costumes
Hayley Atwell Agent Carter costume
Agent Carter season 2 red costume
Agent Peggy Carter season 2 blue dress
Hayley Atwell Agent Carter season 2 outfit
Agent Peggy Carter season 2 costumes
Assisting the WWII veteran British agent in her escapades in L.A. was Howard Stark's trusty manservant, 'Edwin Jarvis' played by James D'Arcy.

Costume worn by James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis in Agent Carter
Edwin Jarvis costume Agent Carter
Agent Carter Edwin Jarvis costume
Agent Carter Edwin Jarvis costume
In addition to the fact that Peggy was a strong and resourceful titular heroine, I also loved that she had formidable female enemies to battle against, be they Russian super spies or secret genius Hollywood starlets

This striking black and red dress was worn by 'Dottie Underwood' (played by Bridget Regan), an assassin trained from a child at the Soviet's Red Room Academy.

Costume worn by Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood
in Marvel's Agent Carter
Dottie Underwood gown Agent Carter season 2
Dottie Underwood costume Agent Carter
Agent Carter season 2 Dottie Underwood costume
Agent Carter Dottie Underwood dress
In season two an injured Agent Carter has to enlist the incarcerated villain's help on an undercover mission and she wore this gown to dance with a disguised Edwin Jarvis at a fundraising party.

The show's main villain in the second season was 'Whitney Frost', giving a retro spin to one of Iron Man's comic book enemies 'Madame Masque'.

Costume worn by Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost
in Marvel's Agent Carter
Whitney Frost Agent Carter TV costume
Agent Carter Whitney Frost costume
Whitney Frost costume Agent Carter
Whitney Frost Agent Carter costume
This Hollywood actress had her own super-secretive scientific agenda and found her face scarred in an accidental Zero Matter experiment explosion, hence the headscarf to help disguise her face.

It was such a shame ABC decided not to renew the series for a third season, I actually think a nice TV movie to help roundup the cliffhanger would be nice. Let's hope Peggy Carter turns up again in the future in some flashback or other, on the big or small screen.

In the meantime if you're a Marvel Comics fan, be sure to check out all these cool costumes and props from the recent blockbuster Marvel superhero movies.

Marvel's Agent Carter season two TV poster
Marvel Agent Carter season 2 teaser poster
Buy the series: Marvel's Agent Carter - Season 1 [Blu-ray] [2015]