Thursday, September 28, 2017

American Horror Story: Roanoke TV costumes on display...

The sixth season of FX's anthology horror series, American Horror Story, incorporated the mystery of the 1590s Roanoke Colony disappearance and a paranormal documentary called 'My Roanoke Nightmare' about the terrifying experiences of a married couple who moved to a house in North Carolina, plus the actors that played them. In this season Lady Gaga played a Scottish witch of the woods, 'Scathach', whilst Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters starred as actors playing parts in the documentary who impulsively married in 'real-life' despite their age difference.

Original American Horror Story: Roanoke costumes
American Horror Story Roanoke costumes
Lady Gaga American Horror Story Roanoke Scathach costume
Lady Gaga AHS Roanoke Scathach costume
Sarah Paulson AHS Roanoke Audrey Tindall costume
Sarah Paulson AHS Roanoke wedding costume
American Horror Story season 6 costumes
These witch and wedding outfits from the show were photographed on display at the 11th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on August 23, 2017.

Lou Eyrich was Costume Designer, Rebecca Guzzi Assistant Costumer Designer and Sandy Kenyon Costume Supervisor on the Roanoke season.

Fans of American Horror Story can also enjoy all these Emmy-winning AHS: Hotel costumes on display last year.

American Horror Story: Roanoke TV billboard
American Horror Story Roanoke billboard

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mandy Moore's This Is Us season one TV costumes on display...

In Dan Fogelman's feel-good series, This Is Us, Mandy Moore plays 'Rebecca Pearson' an aspiring singer, wife and mother to three children in storylines that span their family's life from the early 80s through to present day. To mark the return of NBC's hit tearjerker show for a sophomore season tonight, here's a collection of the dresses the actress wore for her stage performances in bars and clubs from the first season.

Costumes worn by Mandy Moore
as Rebecca Pearson in This Is Us
Mandy Moore This Is Us Rebecca season 1 costumes
Mandy Moore This Is Us Rebecca dress
This Is Us Rebecca Pearson season 1 costume
Mandy Moore This Is Us Rebecca sequin dress
This Is Us Rebecca Pearson season 1 costumes
Mandy Moore This Is Us Rebecca green dress
This Is Us Rebecca season 1 costume
Mandy Moore This Is Us Rebecca costumes
These costumes from the freshman drama were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum at the 11th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition on August 23, 2017.

Hala Bahmet is Costume Designer on the series which takes place in different time periods from the 80s to date, Marina Ray Assistant Costume Designer, Elinor Bardach Costume Supervisor and Marcia Moore Cutter/Fitter.

Let's hope that This Is Us can keep us laughing, smiling and crying for many more seasons to come.

This Is Us season one TV billboard
This is Us season 1 billboard

Monday, September 25, 2017

Riverdale season one TV costumes on display...

Earlier this year The CW gave a contemporary, subversive twist to the characters from Archie Comics, created in the 1940s, in the new series Riverdale. K.J. Apa stars as red-headed all-American teen 'Archie Andrews', Lili Reinhart as 'Betty Cooper', Cole Sprouse as 'Jughead Jones' and Camila Mendes as 'Veronica Lodge' living in the seemingly wholesome small-town of Riverdale filled with mystery and dark secrets.

Original costumes from Riverdale's first season
Riverdale season 1 costumes
Riverdale TV costumes
Riverdale Jughead costume
Riverdale Jughead costume
Riverdale Betty Cooper costume
Betty Cooper Riverdale costume
Archie Andrews Riverdale costume
Riverdale Archie Andrews costume
Riverdale Archie costume shoes
Riverdale Veronica Lodge costume
Veronica Lodge Riverdale costume
Riverdale season 1 TV costumes
These costumes from the show's first season were photographed on display at the FIDM Museum in Downtown L.A. on August 23, 2017.

Rebecca Sorensen-Kjelstrup is Costume Designer, Maria Tyson Assistant Costume Designer and Andrea Hakesley is Costume Supervisor on the teenage drama.

Riverdale season one TV billboard
Riverdale season 1 billboard

Friday, September 22, 2017

Gabriel Luna's Ghost Rider costume from Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on display...

In the fourth season of Marvel's first TV spin-off from their cinematic universe, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the super-spies faced off against some magical threats like the Darkhold book and also introduced the 'Robbie Reyes' muscle car-driving version of 'Ghost Rider', created by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore in 2014.

Ghost Rider costume worn by Gabriel Luna
as Robbie Reyes in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Gabriel Luna Ghost Rider costume Marvel Agents of SHIELD
Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider costume Agents of SHIELD
Robbie Reyes Agents of SHIELD Ghost Rider costume
Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider jacket Agents SHIELD
Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider costume
Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider shoes
Agents of SHIELD season 4 Ghost Rider costume
This Ghost Rider television costume, created by Concept Illustrator Joshua James Shaw, Costume Designer Ann Foley and Costume Supervisor Patrica McLaughlin, was photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on August 23, 2017.

If you're a fan of the Marvel Comics character be sure to also check out these motorbikes from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Marvel aficionados can also enjoy all these other superhero costumes and props on display.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I..E.L.D. season four TV poster
Agents of SHIELD season 4 poster

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Women's costume inspiration for Halloween 2017...

Yesterday I shared ten Halloween costume ideas for men and today it's the turn for some female costume inspiration from the world of film and television, including comic book, fantasy, sci-fi, historical and fairytale looks.

Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot Wonder Woman movie costume
First up following her debut box office-smashing solo movie outing is Wonder Woman and the costume worn by Gal Gadot as the Amazon warrior princess. The great thing about this heroic cloaked look, by Costume Designer Lindy Hemming, is that it'll also keep you warm whilst you're haunting the city streets this Halloween.
The Handmaid's Tale Offred
Elisabeth Moss Handmaids Tale Offred costume
Next up is the iconic red Handmaid costume from the Emmy-winning drama adapted from Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian future novel. This costume worn by Elisabeth Moss as Offred and the other looks in the Hulu show were designed by Ane Crabtree, and their white bonnets and red cloaks would make for a spectacular group Halloween look.

Beauty and the Beast Belle
Emma Watson Beauty and Beast live-action Belle costume
Fans of Disney princesses can also be the Belle of the ball this Halloween by emulating Emma Watson's fairytale ballgown from the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, designed by Jacqueline Durran.

Plus fans can also check out more classic Disney looks from this year's D23 Expo fan event which featured iconic villain and heroine movie wardrobes.

Jyn Erso
Felicity Jones Rogue One Jyn Erso movie costume
For an out-of-this-world costume, maybe the reluctant heroine Jyn Erso played by Felicity Jones in Rogue One would be more your cup of tea. Glyn Dillon and David Crossman were co-Costume Designers of the Star Wars prequel responsible for recreating the retro space looks of a galaxy far, far away.

Queenie Goldstein
Queenie Goldstein Fantastic Beasts costume
If you wanted to feel a bit more magical this Halloween, maybe Alison Sudol's Queenie Goldstein from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the 1920s New York period look to go with your wand. Colleen Atwood won her fourth Oscar for her costume designs for this Harry Potter spin-off prequel.

Jackie Kennedy
Natalie Portman Jackie Kennedy film costume
For another classic look, maybe you could channel Jackie Kennedy in her iconic pink suit and pillbox hat from the 1960s. Costume Designer Madeline Fontaine tried to match the original outfit that Natalie Portman wore in last year's biopic.

Assassin's Creed Maria
Ariane Labed Assassins Creed Maria film costume
If it's a fierce warrior you'd like to represent with your fancy dress this Halloween, maybe this Maria costume from Assassin's Creed worn by Ariane Labed and designed by Sammy Sheldon and Tim Wildgoose is the deadly look for you.

Queen Victoria
Judi Dench Victoria Abdul movie costume
For another strong woman, look not further than Queen Victoria and this Scottish-inspired regal costume worn by Dame Judi Dench in the new movie Victoria & Abdul. The costumes for the British monarch were designed by Consolata Boyle and would be a great way to rule the spooky streets this October.
Holly Golightly
Big Little Lies Audrey Hepburn costume
For more fun costumes ideas you need look no further than the Emmy-winning costumes designs from HBO's Big Little Lies limited series. Alix Friedberg designed the Audrey Hepburn-inspired film looks for the drama's school charity gala inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Elvis Presley, which featured outfits including Reese Witherspoon's Madeline character paying homage to Holly Golightly from 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's. I think this is quite fun and an easy look to recreate.
Karen Fukuhara Suicide Squad Katana movie costume
And finally, this Katana outfit from the Suicide Squad movie was another one of the cool costumes I spied at exhibits on my travels this past year. Karen Fukuhara played the martial arts expert and Kate Hawley was Costume Designer on the DC Comics adaptation.

If the ten eclectic looks above haven't helped inspire you, maybe also take a look at all these other movie and TV costumes for women from years gone by that may help you decide on a Halloween look this year.

Plus check out all these on-the-street looks from West Hollywood's Halloween festivities for even more costume inspiration.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Men's Halloween costume inspiration for 2017...

This year I'm really struggling with my look for Halloween, and as the countdown has begun to the witching hour I thought I'd take look back at some of the cool costumes that have graced the big and small screen this past twelve months from the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy and horror for inspiration.

Bill Skarsgård Pennywise clown costume IT movie
One horror-themed costume I think will be in abundance, along with a sky full of red balloons, is Bill Skargård's Pennywise the clown from the new IT movie designed by Janie Bryant (and I'm sure more than a few examples of Tim Curry's 1990 mini-series version too).
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Star Lord costume
For something a little lighter and more marvelous, you could always go as Chris Pratt's cosmic Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky, or his Star-Lord look from the first movie with its distinctive mask.

Thor: Ragnarok
Chris Hemsworth Thor Ragnarok film costume
Plus another Marvel hero getting a refreshed wardrobe in his third solo outing this November is the Asgardian God of Thunder, with Chris Hemsworth receiving a cosmic gladiator makeover in Ragnarok courtesy of Costume Designer Mayes C. Rubeo. If you want a more traditional look for the mighty warrior though, you can also check out his cool Thor costume from Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Ghost Rider
Gabriel Luna Agents of SHIELD Ghost Rider costume
From the world of Marvel's TV offering, the 'Robbie Reyes' version of Ghost Rider made his debut in the latest fourth season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., played by Gabriel Luna with costume design by Ann Foley. Pair this cool leather driving jacket with a skull mask and you've got a fierce look for any Halloween party.

Doctor Strange
Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange movie costume
If demonic costumes are not your style, then maybe another magical Marvel cinematic outfit would be more to your liking, Doctor Strange, designed by Alexandra Byrne. With your own Cloak of Levitation and Eye of Agamotto necklace you'll soon resemble Benedict Cumberbatch's Master of the Mystic Arts.

Newt Scamander
Newt Scamander Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them costume
Meanwhile for another magical look, this time from the wizarding world of Harry Potter, then maybe Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander period wardrobe is the costume you're looking for, designed by Colleen Atwood. Just remember your wand and suitcase full of fantastic beasts to complete the illusion.

Assassin's Creed Aguilar de Nerha
Michael Fassbender Assassins Creed Aguilar movie costume
If you're feeling daring and deadly this Halloween, maybe you'll take your inspiration from the video game-turned-movie, Assassin's Creed, and Michael Fassbender's master assassin Aguilar de Nerha, with costume design by Sammy Sheldon Differ.

Captain Cassian Andor
Star Wars Rogue One Cassian Andor movie costume
For more outer space inspiration maybe Diego Luna's Captain Cassian Andor is the heroic costume you're looking for from Star Wars: Rogue One.

Director Orson Krennic
Director Orson Krennic Rogue One film costume
But if you're thinking you'd prefer something more villainous for Halloween, them maybe Ben Mendelsohn's Imperial Director Orson Krennic will help inspire some fear amongst all the other scum and villainy. Both Rogue One looks were the creations of co-Costume Designers David Crossman and Glyn Dillon.

Beauty and the Beast's Lumière
Ewan McGregor Beauty and Beast Lumiere costume
And finally, if you're a romantic at heart then maybe this fairytale Lumière costume worn by Ewan McGregor and designed by Jacqueline Durrant for Disney's live-action musical, Beauty and the Beast, will make your heart soar.

Do these ten outfits I've spied on my travels at exhibits over the past year give you any pause for thought?

Last year I went to West Hollywood's Halloween festivities as Dead Robin and in previous years I've been a Zombie Wonder Woman and a Zombie Bride, so I really need to make my decision soon and get cracking.

For more men's Halloween costume ideas be sure to check out all these screen-worn costumes on display at previous movie and TV exhibits.

Meanwhile if you're looking for costume ideas for women then stay tuned in the days to come.