Monday, September 17, 2018

Chloë Sevigny's film costume from Lizzie on display...

In the biographical thriller Lizzie, Chloë Sevigny plays the infamous 'Lizzie Borden', and this period film puts a different spin on the motivations for the bloody ax murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1892.

Chloë Sevigny's movie costume and ax prop from Lizzie
Lizzie movie costume prop exhibit
Lizzie film costume ax prop
Chloë Sevigny Lizzie Borden costume detail
Chloë Sevigny Lizzie Borden film costume
Lizzie Borden film ax prop
Lizzie film costume prop display
Natalie O'Brien was the Costume Designer on the film written by Bryce Kass and directed by Craig William Macneill. This screen-used costume and ax prop exhibit was photographed on display in ArcLight Hollywood cinema's foyer on September 15, 2018.

The actress is no stranger to period dramas and you can enjoy more of Chloë Sevigny's film costumes from Love & Friendship.

Lizzie movie poster
Lizzie movie poster

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Assassination Nation movie costumes on display...

In Sam Levinson's horror satire, Assassination Nation, four high school friends must band together when their town of Salem is targeted by a malicious data hack and they are targeted in a vicious, violent witch hunt when all privacy is violated and dark secrets are exposed. The social media savvy party girls include Abra as 'Em', Suki Waterhouse as 'Sarah', Odessa Young as 'Lily Colson' and Hari Nef as 'Bex'. Let's hope they all survive the experience.

Original film costumes from Assassination Nation
Assassination Nation movie costume exhibit
Abra Assassination Nation Em film costume
Abra Assassination Nation Em PVC trench coat
Suki Waterhouse Assassination Nation Sarah costume
Suki Waterhouse Assassination Nation PVC trench coat
Odessa Young Assassination Nation Lily film costume
Odessa Young Assassination Nation Lily PVC trench
Hari Nef Assassination Nation Bex movie costume
Hari Nef Assassination Nation Bex PVC trench coat
Assassination Nation movie costumes
These striking red PVC trench coats designed by Rachel Dainer-Best were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on September 15, 2018.

I think we'll be seeing lots of groups costumes this Halloween that mirror the look of these Assassination Nation costumes.

Assassination Nation movie billboard
Assassination Nation movie billboard

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hot picks from Prop Store's 2018 entertainment memorabilia live auction...

It feels like only yesterday that Prop Store held their first live auction of rare movie and television memorabilia, but it's that time again for another treasure trove of items to go under the hammer, this time including such find as Harrison Ford's iconic 'Han Solo' jacket from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and his signature fedora and bullwhip from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Temple of Doom. The auction on September 20, 2018 will also feature a wide array of screen-used costumes and props, concept artwork, models, puppets and more Hollywoodland memorabilia from all genres.

Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve Superman costume
Christopher Reeve Superman suit
Christopher Reeve Superman cape
I always enjoy leafing through the extensive auction catalogue to make my hottest picks, from my perspective anyway, and this Superman suit worn by Christopher Reeve is a dream come true.

Featured in the original and beloved 1978 comic book adaptation and the first two sequels, this iconic costume in red, blue and yellow is instantly recognisable and sported by a charismatic actor who didn't need to look like a superhuman fitness model.

Yvonne Blake was Costume Designer on Richard Donner's movie, translating the DC Comics character's look (created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1933) from page to the big screen.

This classic costume is estimated to sell for £60,000-£80,000, and possibly more for a true Man of Steel enthusiast.

Armageddon spacesuit worn by Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck Armageddon spacesuit
Armageddon spacesuit
Ben Affleck Armageddon spacesuit back
From superheroes from other planets to heroes from Earth trying to stop an asteroid from obliterating humanity, this spacesuit was worn by Ben Affleck as 'A.J. Frost' in Michael Bay's 1998 popcorn summer blockbuster Armageddon.

I'm a big fan of sci-fi and always love to see how feature films and TV shows interpret astronaut suits,  like Matt Damon's NASA spacesuit from The Martian to Sandra Bullock's Gravity astronaut costume and Anne Hathaway's Interstellar spacesuit.

Apparently these Armageddon suits weigh over 30kg (around 70lbs) each and costed more than $1 million to design and develop by Costume Designers Magali Guidasci and Michael Kaplan with extensive input from the director.

This heroic spacesuit from the sci-fi spectacular is expected to fetch £15,000-£20,000 at auction.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard Starfleet uniform worn by Patrick Stewart
in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Captain Picard Starfleet uniform Star Trek Next Generation
Captain Picard Starfleet uniform
Patrick Stewart Captain Picard Starfleet uniform
Keeping to the space theme and because it's been announced that Patrick Stewart will be helming a new series with the further adventures of 'Captain Jean-Luc Picard', his burgundy and black Starfleet command uniform from Star Trek: The Next Generation will be very desirable.

The acclaimed British actor wore this spandex jumpsuit in the first two seasons of the sci-fi TV series that ran from 1987 to 1994, leading the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise starship.

This Starfleet costume of the 24th century designed by the legendary William Ware Theiss could be yours for around £10,000-£15,000.

Captain America: The First Avenger WWII costume
worn by Chris Evans
Chris Evans Captain America WWII distressed army rescue costume
Captain America First Avenger WWII helmet and goggles
Chris Evans Captain America First Avenger WWII costume
Because I'm such a Marvel Comics fan, my next top pick is this fantastic WWII army rescue costume worn by Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger.

This patriotic outfit was designed by Anna B. Shepard for Joe Johnston's 2011 origin movie of American Super Soldier, 'Steve Rogers' created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby.

It's not easy wrapping an enthusiastic boy scout in the red, white and blue star-spangled banner and making it believable, but Marvel Studios movie achieved it admirably, plus be sure to check out more Captain American movie costumes from subsequent films.

This distressed brown leather jacket and paratrooper trousers ensemble is expected to sell for £40,000-£60,000.

Edward Scissorhands costume worn by Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp Edward Scissorhands costume
Edward Scissorhands costume detail
Johnny Depp Edward Scissorhands costume back
And finally for my favourite finds in this year's live auction from Prop Store is this outstanding costume from Tim Burton's 1990 fantasy fairytale, Edward Scissorhands.

The romantic dark fantasy is a wonderfully bizarre and sweet (I've never been able to look at an ice sculpture without thinking of this film since), and Johnny Depp's leather and vinyl bondage-look costume was designed by Tim Burton and Colleen Atwood and created by Western Costume.

This character costume and look is so iconic and I regularly see it sported at West Hollywood's annual Halloween festivities all these years later.

Fans hoping to score this fine costume will need to raid their bank accounts for around £60,000-£80,000.

As you can see from this curated selection, there are some amazing pieces available to buy in this auction from the small and big screen. Make sure you browse Prop Store's website to see all the costumes, props and memorabilia going under the hammer for your chance to own a piece of cinematic and televisual history.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

GLOW season 1 TV wrestling costumes on display...

In the debut season of Netflix's 1980s female wrestling dramedy, GLOW, a struggling actress and a former soap star and new mother set aside their differences (the former slept with her best friend's husband) to join a fledgling women's wrestling show organised by a washed-up Hollywood director. Alison Brie stars as faux Russian 'Zoya the Destroyer', whilst Betty Gilpin plays her all-American rival in the ring, 'Liberty Belle'.

Original female wrestling costumes from GLOW season one
GLOW season 1 costumes FIDM Museum LA
GLOW season 1 costumes
GLOW season 1 TV costumes
GLOW season 1 wrestling costumes
These fun costumes from the first season of the show about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum at the 12th Outstanding Art of TV Costume Design exhibition on August 21, 2018.
GLOW TV billboard
GLOW season 1 billboard
Beth Morgan is Costume Designer on the 80s-set series, with Assistant Costume Designer Alexandra Casey and Costume Supervisor Lizette Kilmer.

Liberty Belle costumes worn by Betty Gilpin
in GLOW season one
Betty Gilpin GLOW Liberty Belle season 1 wrestling costume
GLOW Liberty Belle season 1 costume
Betty Gilpin GLOW Liberty Belle season 1 costume
GLOW Liberty Belle season 1 wrestling costume
Liberty Belle GLOW season 1 costume
Liberty Belle GLOW season 1 costume
Liberty Belle GLOW season 1 costume back
Liberty Belle GLOW season 1 gold costume
Liberty Belle GLOW season 1 costume
Liberty Belle GLOW season 1 wrestling costume
Liberty Belle GLOW wrestling costume back
Betty Gilpin GLOW season 1 Liberty Belle costume
GLOW season 1 Liberty Belle wrestling boots
Betty Gilpin stars as 'Debbie Eagan' an ex-soap star actress with a new baby whose best friend, 'Ruth', cheated on with her husband. She adopts the wrestling persona of the star-spangled 'Liberty Belle' and wears these fabulous, over-the-top costumes in the ring.

Zoya the Destroyer costumes worn by Alison Brie
in GLOW season one
Alison Brie GLOW season 1 Zoya wrestling costume
Zoya GLOW season 1 wrestling costume
GLOW season 1 Zoya costume
Alison Brie GLOW season 1 Zoya costume
GLOW season 1 Zoya costume
GLOW Zoya Destroyer costume
Alison Brie GLOW season 1 Zoya Destroyer wrestling costume
Zoya the Destroyer GLOW season 1 costume
GLOW season 1 Zoya wrestling costume
GLOW season 1 Zoya wrestling costume back
GLOW season 1 Zoya costume
GLOW season 1 Zoya costume flame boots
Zoya GLOW season 1 costume
Meanwhile Alison Brie plays 'Ruth Wilder' aka the fiery Soviet 'Zoya the Destroyer', the arch-nemesis of Liberty Belle (in more ways than one).

Melrose costume worn by Jackie Tohn
in GLOW season one
Jackie Tohn GLOW melrose season 1 wrestling costume
Melrose GLOW season 1 costume
Melanie Rosen GLOW season 1 wrestling costume
GLOW season 1 Melrose costume back
Other women gathered together to pitch the female wrestling cable show include character based on racial and class stereotypes, or their actual names. This particular punky pink outfit is worn by Jackie Tohn as 'Melanie Rosen', shorted to the glamorous 'Melrose'.

Wrestling fans can also check out Mickey Rourke's costume from The Wrestler movie from 2008.

GLOW TV billboard
GLOW season 1 Emmy consideration billboard

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