Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Ruth Carter's Oscar-winning movie costumes from Black Panther on display...

Congratulations to Ruth E. Carter for her historic Academy Award win for Achievement in Costume Design for Marvel Studios Black Panther. This is her first win after two previous Oscar nominations for Armistad and Malcom X and she is the first African-American woman to win in this category ever.

Screen-used movie costumes from Black Panther
Oscar-winning Black Panther movie costumes
Black Panther film costumes
Black Panther film costume
Black Panther movie costumes
Black Panther movie costume exhibit
Black Panther movie costumes
Black Panther costumes
Black Panther film costumes
This Oscar-winning exhibit was presented at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum and photographed as part of their 27th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition on February 5, 2019.

Black Panther movie poster
Black Panther movie poster
These Afrofuturistic costumes from the Black Panther solo movie draw their inspiration from many African styles, cultures and heritage, plus and also the technology-advanced nature of the hidden nation of fictional Wakanda.

Black Panther costume worn by Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman Black Panther suit
Black Panther mask
Black Panther movie costume
This is not the first time I've seen T'Challa's Vibranium-enhanced panther suit on display, and if you like this suit, check out his Black Panther costume from Captain America: Civil War and Killmonger's Golden Jaguar catsuit too.

Zuri costume worn by Forest Whitaker
in Black Panther
Forest Whitaker Black Panther Zuri costume
Black Panther Zuri film costume
Black Panther Zuri costume detail
Zuri cuff detail Black Panther
Zuri costume back Black Panther
Black Panther Zuri movie costume
Forest Whitaker plays 'Zuri' and wears this purple ceremonial look as advisor to the king and guardian of the heart-shaped heart that gives the Black Panther his enhanced abilities of speed, strength and senses.

Nakia costume worn by Lupita Nyong'o
in Black Panther
Black Panther Nakia costume
Black Panther Nakia film costume
Black Panther Nakia costume
Black Panther Nakia costume
Nakia movie costume Black Panther
Nakia costume Black Panther
Lupita Nyong'o plays Wakandan 'War Dog' spy out in the world and fierce warrior 'Nakia', who is also the love of T'Challa. She wears this ceremonial costume to represents the River Tribe at T'Challa's Warrior Falls coronation.

This talented spy sports a lot of green in her looks, so be sure to check out another Nakia costume on display.

Queen Mother Ramonda costume worn by Angela Bassett
in Black Panther
Queen Mother Ramonda Black Panther movie costume
Ramonda Black Panther costume
Ramonda Black Panther costume detail
Queen Mother Ramonda Black Panther costume
Ramonda Black Panther shoulder mantle back
Ramonda Black Panther costume back
Angela Bassett stars as 'Queen Mother Ramonda' and wears this regal white ceremonial gown laced with metallic Vibranium.

The look has a South African Zulu tribeswomen-inspired headdress and shoulder mantle based on African lace, inspired by English fashion designer Gareth Pugh and 3D printed by Julia Koerner.

Make sure you also take a look at this other regal Ramonda movie costume on display.

Okoye Dora Milaje costume worn by Danai Gurira
in Black Panther
Danai Gurira Black Panther Okoye Dora Milaje costume
Black Panther Okoye Dora Milaje costume
Black Panther Okoye costume
Okoye Dora Milaje costume Black Panther
Okoye costume back Black Panther
Okoye costume back Black Panther
Black Panther Okoye Dora Milaje costume
Danai Gurira Black Panther Okoye costume
Danai Gurira plays 'General Okoye' of Wakanda's all-female Dora Milaje secret service and warrior women, who protect the nation's royal family.

Shuri costume worn by Letitia Wright
in Black Panther

Letitia Wright plays T'Challa's genius younger sister 'Shuri' and wears this outfit for the Warrior Falls coronation ceremony. And if you like this look, be sure to also check out Shuri's warrior costume featuring her supercool panther gauntlets.

Overall Ryan Coogler's global box office smash won three Oscars out of seven nominations, including Best Costume Design, Best Production Design for another history-making African-American woman Hannah Beachler (along with Jay Hart) and Best Original Score for Ludwig Göransson.

Wakanda Forever!

Black Panther Oscar nominee billboard
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: Marvel's Black Panther: The Art of the Movie

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Oscar-nominated movie costumes from Mary Queen of Scots on display...

In Mary Queen of Scots based on John Guy's biography Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart, the young Queen of Scotland (played by Saoirse Ronan) returns to her home country to claim the throne and finds herself in conflict with her English cousin 'Queen Elizabeth I' (Margot Robbie), her own Scottish family and the male patriarchy of the 16th century.

Screen-worn costumes from Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots movie costume exhibit
Mary Queen of Scots film costumes
Queen Elizabeth I costume Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots movie costumes
These Oscar-nominated costumes worn by Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, James McArdle and Jack Lowden in Josie Rourke's film were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on February 5, 2019.

Mary Queen of Scots movie poster
Mary Queen of Scots movie poster
This is the fifth Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design for Alexandra Byrne, her first Academy Award win was for Elizabeth: The Golden Age in 2008.

Mary Stuart costume worn by Saoirse Ronan
in Mary Queen of Scots
Saoirse Ronan Mary Queen of Scots movie costume
Saoirse Ronan Mary Queen of Scots costume
Saoirse Ronan Mary Queen of Scots movie gown
Saoirse Ronan Mary Queen of Scots film costume
Saoirse Ronan Mary Queen of Scots costume detail
Saoirse Ronan Mary Queen of Scots film costume
These gowns were worn by Saoirse Ronan as the 19-year-old Catholic Queen of Scotland and widow of Frances II of France, who returns to reclaim her rightful throne, and it's nice to see the looks complete with royal jewelry.

Fans of Saoirse Ronan can also enjoy these movie costumes from Lady Bird, these Brooklyn film costumes and these Hanna movie costumes.

Queen Elizabeth I costume worn by Margot Robbie
in Mary Queen of Scots
Margot Robbie Mary Queen of Scots Queen Elizabeth I costume
Queen Elizabeth I Mary Queen of Scots movie costume
Queen Elizabeth I Mary Queen of Scots costume
Queen Elizabeth I Mary Queen of Scots costume sleeve
Margot Robbie Mary Queen of Scots Elizabeth I costume
Queen Elizabeth I hairpins Mary Queen of Scots
In the historical drama Margot Robbie plays 'Queen Elizabeth I', the Protestant Queen of England and Ireland and almost ten year older cousin of Mary.

And if you like this regal look, be sure to check out this other costume worn by Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots on display.

Plus Margot Robbie fans can also check out her I, Tonya movie costumes, her Harley Quinn costume from Suicide Squad and her film costume from Goodbye Christopher Robin.

James, Earl of Moray costume worn by James McArdle
in Mary Queen of Scots
James McArdle Mary Queen of Scots Earl of Moray costume
James McArdle Mary Queen Scots Earl of Moray costume
James McArdle Mary Queen Scots Earl of Moray costume
Mary Queen Scots Earl of Moray costume detail
Mary Queen Scots Earl of Moray costume boots
In the film James McArdle plays Mary's half brother 'James', the Earl of Moray and Regent of Scotland. He tries to undermine Mary's claim to the throne.

Henry Darnley costume worn by Jack Lowden
in Mary Queen of Scots
Jack Lowden Mary Queen of Scots Henry Darnley costume
Mary Queen Scots Henry Darnley costume detail
Mary Queen Scots Henry Darnley costume detail
Jack Lowden Mary Queen of Scots Henry Darnley costume
Jack Lowden Mary Queen of Scots Henry Darnley costume
Jack Lowden plays English noble 'Henry Darnley' who becomes Mary's second husband and embarrasses her by getting drunk on their wedding day and bedding her Italian friend and cortier, 'David Rizzo'.

Let's see if Alexandra Byrne can take home her second Academy Award for Costume Design on Sunday February 24, 2019.

Mary Queen of Scots movie poster
Mary Queen of Scots movie poster
Buy the book that inspired the movie: Mary Queen of Scots (Tie-In): The True Life of Mary Stuart
Watch the movie: Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

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